Irritated Skin

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SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/20/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,

Ive had my Illeostomy for about 2 1/2 months now. Never had a problem with it before. However, the last couple of days a really small area of the skin next to the stoma has itched like crazy. I just change my appliance and found a section about a 1/4 inch by 1 inch that was red. Hopefully it was just the old appliance and seal not covering properly and it will go away now. What is everyone elses experience with irritated skin. Does it usually go away?

Thanks,
john

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 10/21/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -7)   
john-the times I've had small issues has been user error. If I've placed the wafer off center and a small amount of skin is exposed I'll get irritated skin. It usually clears up with the new wafer and I am always more careful when applying that one. The itching should have cleared up almost immediately, so if you are still having problems, it may be something else.

SocalJohn
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 160
   Posted 10/21/2009 3:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for the response. Your right, the itching went away as soon as I put the new appliance and barrier ring on. Its been 24 hours, and it hasnt itched at all.
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