Ostomy products for the allergic- Need Ideas

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jblue65
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   Posted 6/22/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys-
I am pretty sure I have an allergic reaction to the paper tape on the wafer and not a fungal rash. For the past several days I have using a Versiva absorbent pad cut to the stoma, an eakin seal with the wafer taped to the pad. THe area under the pad is better but since I have to tape the pad to my skin - that area is irritated. But the area around the stoma and under the pad is getting better. So I took Diflucan for 7 days -
Seeing the doctor and nurse today- I was supposed to have step 2 surgery tomorrow but doctor has to decide if he still wants to do it because of rash. - with step 2 I will get my jpouch created and a new stoma- may have to reschedule which sucks....

anyway- hope this all makes sense-
Anyone have ideas for hypoallergenic products- tape, or other ideas for really sensitive skin. I have read about HY-tape and Karaya products. Are these good for allergic skin?

Thanks....
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- TBA


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 6/22/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
There is something out there for sensitive skin...I cannot think of it right now:( Try going to www.UOAA.com and look at the suppliers page...that might help. Let us know if you find anything:)

ucfree
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   Posted 6/22/2009 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
J,

there is a wafer without the tape. I think Hollister makes it. I left some with Helen, see if she can give one to you :-)
Or you can call Hollister and they'll send you out a couple of samples !!!
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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis - 1998
Failed, Azathioprene, Homeopathic, Ayurvedic, Remicade, Humira treatment
Steroid dependent - 2009

Temp ileostomy - April 7th 2009 (4 days)
Dehydration - April 24th 2009 (2 days)
Fluid around J Pouch and high fever - May 11th 2009 (4 days)
Takedown surgery - June 3rd 2009


Shaz032
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   Posted 6/23/2009 3:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Just cut off the paper if that's what causing the rash. The wafer will still stick (most wafers don't even have it anyway).

Good luck :)
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jblue65
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   Posted 6/25/2009 5:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys- exuckp I wll check with Helen.
Shaz- I will be able to do everything with just the wafer being there??? will I need a belt or something else?

I am seeing the nurse today since I am in the hospital she is coming to me and she is showimg me some options. My rash is better and I now have a running weird loop ileostomy which looks really different from the end ileostomy I had..

Thanks...
Jackie, 43
Pancolitis, DX October 06

Lexapro, Synthroid, Protonix- NO MORE PRED!!!

Surgery March 13th- Total Colectomy
Jpouch surgery to be done in 3 steps
Step 2- June 23rd
Step 3- TBA


Pibbin
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Total Posts : 163
   Posted 6/25/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
See if you can get some samples of Coloplast's Sensura Flex. There is no actual tape, it's more like a plastic film that is removed, and the wafer is flexible and rubbery. I have found it to be very comfortable, and the wear time is great. It also dries really quickly after a shower.
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for '09 to form j-pouch

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