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   Posted 7/5/2009 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
 I've been reading up on past posts about skin problems. I noticed several posts that recommended Edgepark.com
 I checked out their site. They are really, really expensive if you don't have insurance.
 I have used this one.  http://www.exmed.net/dept.asp?dept_id=108    Their prices are about half of Edgepark.
 They are really fast with their shipping.
 I'm trying several hints that people had for skin conditions.  My hubby has had his bag for about 5 years. No problems at all. Only 2 accidents in all that time. He was also wearing them for a week before changing.  I keep telling him how lucky he has been.   Suddenly, he has developed skin irritation. He absolutely refuses to go to the doctor.  Grrr. So I guess it is up to me. Wish me luck.
 I wanted to thank everyone on here for the suggestions.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 7/7/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the tip on where to purchase lower priced supplies.
When it comes to skin irritation, you could always call the surgeon's office and tell the nurse what's going on. She might just go ahead and call in some Nystatin powder (anti-fungal) without having to see your hubby. My surgeon's office has done that for me several times. Good luck! I hope it clears up soon.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 7/9/2009 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm still recommending Eakin Seals... you can save some money by cutting strips of them and applying them just around the stoma opening on the backside of the wafer - like you would use stomahesive paste. They have been amazing for me... I developed leaks several years ago, and using only strips of the ES has economically solved my issues.

Best of Luck to you and Hubby,
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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   Posted 7/9/2009 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
There are many supply companies that are more than half the price of Edgepark...if you go to www.UOAA.org you can find a comparison. They don't usually take insurance (which is why they are cheap) so you can actually shop for the best price on ostomy supplies!!
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