Ok, small (moist) bumps usually mean a yeast infection unfortunately. I get them about
2 - 3 times a year due to sweat under my bag and a dose of Diflucan One (one tablet) usually does the trick within a couple of days. I'm not sure whether it's available OTC in the USA though. If it isn't, ask the doc for a prescript
ion. Canasten Cream does the same job, but takes longer and stops the wafer from sticking (which can be a BIG problem) so that's not usually my first option. The tablet is the fastest and easiest.
If it's non-yeastal, get some Mylanta/Maalox/Calomine Lotion. Don't shake the bottle. Skim the watery bit off top and dab the thicker mixture onto your skin. Let it dry (a hair dryer helps this process) and put your new wafer over the top - it will still stick. It helps neutralise everything and helps soothe and heal it. If only the makers of the above product knew what we use it for.
Good luck :)
I have had an ileostomy for 33 years now due to UC.
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