recurring fungal rash

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chin up
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   Posted 4/17/2009 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
After having my ileostomy now for almost 10 yrs I recently have been getting a fungal rash under the wafer for the first time and the wafer starts to unstick anytime I get sweaty. It clears up overnight when I change the wafer, use a barrier wipe on the skin and apply a prescription fungal powder. However as soon as I do anything that makes me sweat it comes back!! I'm so frustrated! I'm currently using Hollister New Image 2-piece, maybe if I change to Convatec? Any help on this would be awesome!
crohn's for 22yrs, 5 bowel resections, reaction to remicade.
currently on daily antibiotics, pentasa and prednisone as needed. 
 


PSA
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   Posted 4/18/2009 1:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I had similar problems. My ET used to change the paste and stoma bags. I had tried almost all brands. Please ask your doc they may put you on to small dose of Pred for a week or so. This may help in treating the infection. I had it for 3 days and the Pred did help.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
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PSA
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   Posted 4/18/2009 2:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Try dabbing a little Milk of Magnesia on your skin before you put on your next appliance. This may help.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
 
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
 
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle: Albert Einstein
 
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


peggy113
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   Posted 4/18/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I think there was a post on here recently talking about taking a RX pill (only 1 pill) called Diflucan for yeast infections. Ask your MD about it or ostomy nurse. Others use the topical creams and have success too. Also, an eakin seal provides a little better adhesion to the skin if you have tried that under the wafer.
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


sammies
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   Posted 4/18/2009 5:59 PM (GMT -6)   
chin up--I JUST put the hollister new image 2 piece with lock n roll on yesterday--not even 36 hours ago-- but the darn thing had a pin hole in it. Luckily I had a tank top under my shirt and only the tank top is stained. So I put the clip bag they sent me on so I can try their 2 piece for another day or two. How long is the flange to last? I wish they'd sent another of the lock n roll. I do like the one piece lock n roll.

The stoma powder really helped my irritated skin. I'm also trying to wear appliances without tape. Hope your fungal rash disappears and stays away!
24+ years with Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; ileostomy and proctocolectomy; propranolol and xanax; been on a ton of crohn's meds; praying to get through each day.


chin up
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   Posted 4/19/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks sammies, I have always had pretty good luck with the 2-pc. I prefer the clip since it's easier to empty and I'm too paranoid I will have a pile of poo from the lock n roll opening. At least with the clip it feels more secure. Hollister or the company you order from should replace the defective one though. Your wafer should last 3-4 days according to Hollister. The stoma powder does really help!

I'm hoping that darn rash stays cleared up but with the heat in Cali I may be in for a dreadful summer. The idea of Diflucan is a good one and trying the eakin seal since I have tried all sorts of topical creams from the Derm Dr.

 

 


crohn's for 25yrs, 5 bowel resections, reaction to remicade.
currently on pentasa and prednisone as needed. 5 yrs of iron infusions.
 
 


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 4/21/2009 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
is it under the wafer or the tape? I've always cut away the tape part if I was having skin issues under that part. If it's yeast, the Diflucan will be the fastest fix. Sorry you're having such a hard time:(

I was afraid of the velcro closures, too...but then I jumped in with a gusto...and never looked back (and never had anything "let go")
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