Irritation Around Stoma and Accidents!

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maine
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   Posted 4/25/2008 6:03 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)     HI ALL!
 
 
         I HAVE A LITTLE IRRITATION AREA AROUND THE STOMA...I AM USING STOMA POWDER WHEN I CHANGE BUT ITS NOT GETTING ANY BETTER, I ALSO USE AN EAKIN SEAL.  IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I CAN USE BESIDES THE POWDER?
 
      ALSO SINCE MY STOMA WAS MOVED DOWN...IT WAS AT THE WAIST BEFORE,
I HAVE HAD FEWER BAG BLOWOUTS AND USUALLY CHANGE IT EVERY 4 DAYS...BUT FOR THE PAST TWO DAYS I HAVE WOKEN UP WITH AWFUL BAG BLOWOUT, I HAVE BEEN EATING FIBER ONE CEREAL IN THE AM WITH PRUNE JUICE TO KEEP THINGS MOVING BUT AM I GETTING TOO MUCH FIBER?  I REALLY GO ALOT IN THE AM AND WONDER IF TH OUTPUT IS JUST TOO MUCH FOR THE BAG TO HANDLE?  ANY THOUGHTS WOULD BE APPRECIATED.  ITS SUCH A MESS.  I HATE STARTING THE DAY LIKE THAT!
 
   THANKS FOR LISTENING
 
    DIANE FROM  MAINE

HisWill
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   Posted 4/25/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
HI Diane, I have a subtotal collectomy/ileostomy just three wks ago. I was told to eat a low fiber diet. I am not sure how long I need to keep on this type of diet. But I havent had any high fiber food since surgery. How ong ago did you have your surgery? Maybe it is too soon to be eating a high fiber ceral such as Fiber One. I think I would try to cut back on the high fiber foods and see if that helps. Good luck! Marie

flchurchlady
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   Posted 4/26/2008 3:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane,
After my ileostomy surgery, a friend of mine (who has a j-pouch) gave me a bottle of Calmoseptine Ointment to put on the skin around my stoma. It is wonderful, and I hope it helps you, too. You can read more about it at www.calmoseptineointment.com

Take care,
Cecilia
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Small Bowel Obstruction Surgery in '08, caused by adhesions.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)


tbraz
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   Posted 4/26/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Diane,
How long have you been using your wafers? Could it be an allergic reaction? Or could you be waiting too long between changes? You might want to try a different wafer and see if that helps, either way I would contact your ostomy nurse and let them know that you have irritation before it gets too out of hand. It could even be a yeast infection and you need medication. Hope you find out what's going on and it gets better for you.
Theresa

Originally diagnosed with CD in 1991
Now saying "Undetermined Colitis"
Total colectomy August 10, 2007 -2nd step J-pouch formation -January14, 2008 -3rd step -April 14, 2008


maine
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   Posted 4/27/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
HI ALL!

THANKS FOR THE ADVICE...I WILL SURE TRY THE CALMOSEPITINE OINT. SOUND LIKE JUST EHAT I NEED

about THE FIBER... NOT SURE IF HIGH FIBER IS RIGHT FOR ME RIGHT NOW BUT IT SURE KEEPS THINGS MOVING, AND AFTER DIVERTICULITIS AND SIGMOID RUPTURE I REALLY DO WANT IT TO MOVE! HA!

maine
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   Posted 4/27/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
MY BOWEL RESCTION WAS IN OCTOBER 07, A WEEK LATER DOC HAD TO GO BACK IN TO DRAIN ABCESS AND IN FEB I HAD AN ATTEMPT AT RECONNECTION BUT IT WAS TOO SOON. WILL TRY AGAIN IN LATE FALL OR AFTER THE HOLIDAYS.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR INPUT ! TAKE CARE
WILL LET YOU KNOW HOW OINTMENT WORKS
DIANE FROM MAINE

Ohio43
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   Posted 4/28/2008 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Maine!

Too much fiber will definitely give you a blowout. I too was told to stay on a low fiber diet because your bag will fill up with air, just like eating to many gassy foods like broccoli, cabbage, eggs, garlic, etc.

With everything we're going through, I'm surprised your doctor doesn't have you doing a high protein diet. It helps with healing.


To help with irritations I use Kenalog spray. This stuff works wonders. It's a prescription steroid so you'll need to get a prescription from your doctor or ET Nurse Practitioner. I use it sparingly. When I had a really nasty irritation (allergic dermatitis), I used it daily, then I went to each bag change.

Mary

EricaM
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   Posted 4/29/2008 10:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I have an ileostomy and I agree with the low fiber diet too! I was told to stay away from high fiber because not only can it cause a blow out but it will push food through your system too fast and your body will not be able to get all the nutrients from the food. I still have to take suppliments everyday but hey it beats being sick all the time! Now I do eat things veggies but I steam them first because it helps me to digest them better.
Erica
Crohn's and Ostomy in 2004

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