ive stopped my leaking flange yay

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gfkak
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   Posted 7/27/2008 4:33 AM (GMT -7)   
after i dont know how long i finally discovered a way to stop it leaking. i had heaps of problems with it tryed heaps of different products with no success then i got sick for about a week with bad pains in the stomach so i had a hot water bottle on me to ease the pain a little. Once i was feeling better i realised that it had been a week and id had no problems with it since then when ever i have to change my flange i always put the hot water bottle on it for an hour as the heat helps it stick. A few tips if u want to try this one dont have it too hot u dont want to burn yourself and two dont put it over where the stoma is just rotate it from side to side if u put it on top it will stick the bag together as i found out the hard way lol and three when you do it take the hour to do nothing just sit infront of the tv or on the computer i find if i start moving around too much it wont work. But its great its the first thing that has really worked for me i can now sleep well at night with out sleeping on towels or worrying myself stupid thats its going to leak when im out so i hope some one else can find this helpful as well.

flchurchlady
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   Posted 7/27/2008 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
yay! that is great!

Ohio43
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   Posted 7/27/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
gfkak, After I put an Eakin Seal on the barrier, I use a blow dryer with a diffuser (it's a sock like slip on for the end of my dryer) to heat it up before putting it on my skin. I move the blow dryer around the flange so it doesn't melt it in one place. Just about 40 seconds all around. This works very well for me.

peggy113
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   Posted 7/28/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Ohio43 - I use the Eakin and read, I think, on the company's web site that handling the Eakin between your fingers helps it to stick better. I am assuming the heat from your hands helps tho I thought the opposite before I read that.

I do use a warm blow dryer very quickly around the flange when I hop out of the shower after towel drying. Totally not necessary but just a bit more comfy for me. And I have about 7 day wear time.

It's always good to hear others "hints" - you just never know what may work for you. GFKAK - it's an hour well spent, huh?!
Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 


gfkak
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   Posted 7/29/2008 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
i do use a blow dryer as well but ive found that it doesnt really do much although i did find on my trip to darwin that in the hot weather i didnt have to use ne thing lol. how ever its abit colder where i am atm so an hour out of my day isnt so bad but was is this eakin that you were talking about? io never heard of it.

praying4healing
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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
i used to use the dryer, but got lazy as i always do....so if i feel insecure its an eakin seal, but that hot water bottle isnt a bad idea
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Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/29/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
The Eakin seal is a wonder product. It is extra insurance against leaks...it is a round sticky disc with a whole in the middle (think donut). It is placed on your wafer before applying to your stomach and can be used with most brands. It actually melts to your body and provides a great seal(but it easy to remove when changing appliance).

You can find it in any suppliers catalog (I use Edgepark) and they come in a box of 20. There are other brands of these rings, but after trying them all, I've gone back to the Eakin (Eakin is the manufacturer's name and they are from Ireland).

gfkak
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   Posted 7/29/2008 7:55 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks ill have to try some of those

peggy113
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   Posted 7/30/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   

I actually only use "strips" of the Eakin Seal just around the hole where the stoma is - just like you would stomahesive paste or the like.  I buy the large Eakin Seals and just cut strips as needed from around the circumference of the seal.  Handling them is ok - it helps to warm them up, so I just press the "strip" to line the hole that I cut in the flange.  Saves coins if it works for you.  Works great for me.

 


Peggy
      
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 
 

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