Itching usually indicated leaking, but if it's not leaking:
I usually itch from not washing the area. Most of the time I shower with the appliance ON, (cause I don't like to poop on myself). I notice if I go a few weeks without taking it off to clean around it, it itches.
Also, i have to alternate between appliances too. I have very sensitive skin, and this helps to not get it too irritated. I only switch to another type when it start itching.
It's probably still tender around your site. it hasn't been that long since your surgery.
28 yrs. old. married with one beautiful daughter (born 11/20/07)
-diagnosed with severe pancolitis u/c 2002 had total colectomy 12/19/08; emergency surgery due to abscess-had to redo ileostomy and switch to left side 12/25/08; 2/15/09 found blood clot in superior mesenteric vein (prob. from inf. and surgery inflammation)
coumadin, prenatal vit.
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