I'm so sorry your skin is so irritated. I had problems too & used the stoma powder and damped it with the protective barrier wipes. I found it was easier to remove the wafer while taking a shower, the water running on the area helped ease the discomfort of taking it off & would help to keep the area from becoming more irritated. I'd dry the area well, wipe with the barrier wipes, apply the stoma powder wherever there was irritation. Use a paper towel to wipe away excess powder and use the barrier wipes to help dampen the powder...it almost made it paste..but just on the areas of irritations. Too much can cause the wafer not to stick properly. I always used paste on the wafer to help create a seal also.
I'm thinking of you and wishing you the best. I hope you are feeling better soon.
Take gentle care
12/11/08 surgery repair prolapsed intestines, bowel, rectum (enterocele, rectocele & intussusception)
12/12/08 surgery find source of bleeding, hemotoma in muscle behind vaginal wall (down to 7 hemo)
12/13/08 gelfoam embolism to stop bleeding (still at 7 hemoglobin
12/30/08 surgery temp ileostomy and rectal stent due to rectovaginal fistula
03/18/09 surgery reverse ileostomy
06/09/09 more surgery scheduled
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