You may already have your supplies by the time you read my reply, but if not, may I suggest, the next time you do a change try this...press firmly on the barrier around the stoma. Hold it for about
30 seconds, then go out just a little and keep pressing down. I do this for a couple of minutes all around the adhesive. When I first got my temporary loop ileostomy (back in July 2007 - still have it), I was not doing this. I was just pressing on the adhesive area outside the stoma area and was not getting a good seal. Like everyone says, the Eakin Seals will help out tremendously. You may find the paste is irritating if you don't find some without alcohol.
Post Edited (Ohio43) : 11/29/2008 11:36:11 AM (GMT-7)