pimples under flange-no sting spray q's

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awesomeame
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   Posted 5/3/2007 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
so for the 2nd time now (first was back when i first got ostomy) i discovered a bunch of pimply things under my flange when i change my unit today. 
 
so, i threw some stoma powder on the flange area, wiped it off with a dry hand, then sprayed no-sting spray over the whole flange area. 
 
is that the correct thing to do?  how much no-sting should i be applying?  i used 4 squirts, one from each direction.  too much, not enough? how far away should i spray from?
 
last time the et nurse did it all, so this is new for me! tia :)
 
--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


JudyK89
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   Posted 5/18/2007 6:31 AM (GMT -6)   
That's why I like the little pads, they have just enough no sting on them to get the whole area without over doing it. Portion control, lol.

To address the pimply things, just be aware that you can get yeast infections under there, especially if you're on antibiotics or in a hot humid climate. It's tough to treat, because the creams and powders prevent the appliance from sticking, that's why I go for the oral medications.

Having said that, the pimples aren't necessarily yeast, could just be irritation. When changing my appliance, I always remove everything before my shower, use antibacterial soap around the stoma while in the shower, let the skin breath for a few minutes, then reapply everything. Of course I have everything open and waiting to be put on as soon as I step out of the shower. Anyway, the reason I'm telling you this is because I believe giving your skin a breather helps, and the anitbacterial soap really helps, and you should get less bumps and/or irritation underneath.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.
 
 


awesomeame
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   Posted 5/24/2007 10:07 AM (GMT -6)   
there are no sting pads? are they made by hollister?

how do i identify a yeast infection? i think these are just from irritation, they seem to appear and disappear in different areas ((shrugs))

--matt
Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis


JudyK89
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   Posted 5/27/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
3-M and Smith and Nephew make a no-sting pad, I'm not sure about Hollister. I use the 3-M, works great.

A yeast infection is hard to identify, I would say I know it's one when it's red, itchy, scaly, with bumps that won't heal. If you can't get it to heal with antibacterial soap, I would ask your doctor about an oral yeast medication. They may want to take a skin sample, but they can probably tell by looking.

I always use an antibacterial soap under my appliance because it dries it out well, gets all the oils off my skin, and prevents yeast. The no sting barrier pads work well to keep my sking from getting raw, and I have to change my appliance every day because of stoma problems. The no-sting also washes off in the shower without having to use adhesive remover.

Good luck
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.
 
 

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