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DePiro
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Date Joined Nov 2003
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   Posted 1/21/2005 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey all,..I had my first step for a j poch procedure,..any ideas to stop this itching around my stoma? I would think that any cream would cause the bag not to stick.
31 year old male Debary Florida U.S.A
Diagnosed with 60cm Ulcerative Colitis in 1999
Had first step  J-pouch procedure Jan 4th
My opinion,..Uc Meds are worse than the disease itself
 


NDgrad03
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   Posted 1/22/2005 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah Hey Depiro!!!
Youre right, dont use ANYTHING but water to clean the stoma and the skin around it, because any residue from anything you use will prevent a good seal. The itching is usually a sign for me that my seal is starting to break down and the next morning ill need to change my bag. Since i started using eakin seals and 2-piece systems ive been able to get around 3-4 days out of a change, and the itch and burn is the clue to change it, my ET nurse said because the stool is beginning to hit your skin. I also use skin prep, its a spray on film that you can put on your stoma and around it, and it seems to get the wafer to stick really well. Also, usually the first few hours after a change my stoma itches, probably from the powder i put on any skin that was eaten away, rare, but i dont like any irritation. I hope this helps. The powder really does heal irritated skin within a day or two, its always been healed by the next change for me...good luck. By the way, hows it going? Everything smooth? How about your follow-up appt, how did that go? and what about takedown? I go back on feb. 16 to check the fistula and hopefully schedule takedown if its all hunky-dory...
~Eileen
Currently taking ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
NO PREDNISONE!
Current weight loss-30 lbs!!!!!
It will always get better...always


Rop
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Date Joined Jan 2005
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   Posted 1/24/2005 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Depero

 

I have found that cavalon spray works very well for me.  I used to have lots of leaks and skin irritation, and started using cavalon.  all you need to do is spray it on the sore area and it dries straight away no need to wait for too long, and then stick the bag on.  Hope this works for you too.  Good luck

Rop


Bridgie-d
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   Posted 1/26/2005 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
DePiro, If I notice a significant amount of itching and I don't plan on going anywhere, I'll take a benedryl. That always helps but can cause drowsiness. I take it a few times a week so I don't notice the drowsiness as much as I used to.

Bridget

DePiro
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   Posted 1/26/2005 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey all,..thanks for the info ,..anyway Eileen Im hoping for a takedown here in about 2 months.

Yeah everything went ok with my last appointment,..they left 1 staple in and I didnt know til I got home,..so I used the back of my staple gun and did it myself.Other than that,I still have some urgency and I dont know why.I stll cant tell if its urgency to urinate or pass stool,..I know it sounds strange but its kinda the same feeling. It could be a bladder  infection.



31 year old male Debary Florida U.S.A
Diagnosed with 60cm Ulcerative Colitis in 1999
Had first step  J-pouch procedure Jan 4th
My opinion,..Uc Meds are worse than the disease itself
 

Post Edited (DePiro) : 1/26/2005 8:06:49 PM (GMT-7)

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