I don't know what caused the sore, but I get little redness areas and semi-sores b/c of leakage all the time. The Eakin Seal I use heals everything up within a few days for me...I'm sure others have products or home remedies that work for them. I hope your sore gets better though!
I use tighter tank tops...like the ones sold in the intimate stores/departments under almost every top and I've started to buy pants that either right at or above Penelope. I believe the tighter and more secure clothing keep my entire accessory from moving as much, which in return seems to prevent leakage/sores.
I've started running a bit...at least four times a week. I'm really just doing it to lose weight, but in order for that to happen I need to really work on better eating habits! No one would ever know that this chubby butt can run over a mile and in a few weeks I should be up to two! I really want a runner's body, so honestly this next week it's back to lite soups and deli sandwiches! I may even over steam some veggies and start that up again. Hmm.
Sorry I got off the subject there. Let us know how your sore heals up. I do know that frequent changing of the accessory will really help it heal. I had a pretty sore area one time from a leakage that I changed my accessory every 3-4 days for a couple weeks until it was completely healed. I know it gets expensive, but I would rather use the supplies that feel that itchy-stinging sensation that comes with the sores!
I also use the bra/tanks that have the actual bra built into the tight tank. They're nice too. Here I can find them at discount stores for $10-$20. I really like them also b/c they keep the top of my accessory close to my tummy and it all stays pretty smoothed out. Looking at me you would never know I have an ostomy...for the most part.
I've heard many people talk about the powder and how much they like it. I've never used the powder, but am considering purchasing some of it just to have on hand.
Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
No Allison you were right, there was a sore right beside the stoma.