So, I've had my stoma for about
4 weeks now, the first two weeks @ work were fine, we noticed a certain redness around the area, but did not waver since it looked like lack of oxygen to the skin area...
2 more weeks came by, and the area around it really started flaming up and weeping like crazy (yes, crazy weeping.. it literally dripped). Text'd my Colostomy Nurse some pictures and he got back to me, stating that it may be Candidiasis... got me some Nystatin powder.. and boi, was it hard to put it on.. had to figure out how to put the Nystatin under the wafer's tape which made it not seal well.. wasted a few wafers that way... well.. doc appointment came by, and when he looked at it, he thought it may be dermatitis and wanted to give me a biopsy, oddly (and maybe i shouldn't of) I said no, and he decided to give me steriod cream (tri..something..something...long) which has successfully stopped the weeping... but i'm going through 1 wafer a day..
any one got tips and/or recommendations on how to keep the darned wafer in place and sealed so the cream can be put on, but not interfering with the wafer?
Update: the best thing we can think of is, putting wafer on, rotating the adhesive on the wafer 45 degrees whenever we put it on, rub the cream all over, take a 8x8" absorbent pad cut a hole in the middle the size of the wafer pouch hole, supa-dupa tape it up, then pouch over that... [this under business attire is semi-ridiculous since it's semi visible, but what can i do?]
Post Edited (yanger) : 7/19/2010 8:50:31 PM (GMT-6)