indecisive1--welcome to the forum! Sorry you are having such problems with your temporary ostomy
An Eakin Seal is a round disc with a hole in the middle of it...like a donut...I cannot tell you what it is made of but it does wonders!! I personally use it in donut form, but some use pieces, make 'snakes' from it or cut it and use strips, it just depends on what works for you. It is applied right around the
opening that goes around your stoma and does the same job as paste to fill the area and prevent irritation. The difference between paste and an ES is that the seal can protect the skin and paste is more like 'caulk' and just fills the holes...I find that the ES doesn't break down and does a good job with my skin. I do get around 5 days of solid wear time and can go longer if needed.
Reading your post it sounds like the irritation is not just around the stoma but under the 'paper' that holds the wafer, too. Is that right? Some things you can try is to cut the paper part off ( I cut all but a little bit off and my pouch holds fine), try another brand and lastly see another dermatologist/WOC nurse. Sometimes two people just see things differently enough to solve the problem. You shouldn't have to live with this situation and the quicker you can determine the reason it's happening the quicker your can get treatment...don't mess around with skin issues!
There are brands that do not have any paper on the wafer...I think Coloplast's extended wear doesn't...and there are some that are better for sensitive skin. I am sure others will be along with their suggestions, too. Keep us posted on how things are going.