mine started out this way also, it's now all the way around my stoma. it helps to use the no sting barrier wipes before putting anything on.
my was originally from cutting the opening too small and it caused friction. it got worse because i have had a ton of leakage problems and they can't figure out what to do next. the output is so acidy that it eats away at your skin. make sure there is no leakage. it makes it a lot worse and we can't get mine to heal.
use stoma powder. that works for most.
Diagnosed in 1999, hospitalized once. Not responsive to meds. Currently on 12 Asacol, , 8 ampules of Gastrocrom, 6 grams Colestid, flagyl, remicade for my UC. Also have migraines and take B-4, B-2, for the prevention of them.
Deciding whether or not to have surgery at this time.