I've never used gauze for cleaning, I use a baby facecloth wet and wrung out (and toilet peper). Get most of the stuff off with the tp, then just make sure it's totally clean with the facecloth. My insurance covers everything including eakin seals, bag, all the paraphernelia like hex-on, m9, adhesive remove, stomahedsive powder etc. They even cover hypafix tape (also called medipore) which is what I use to seal my pouch much like a sureseal problably would. The home health care person just writes on the receipt "ostomy supplies". and then the actual receipt for pymt has everything itemized.
Do you use 1 1/4 or 1 1/8" convex?
33 years old, dx with Crohn's in 1998. Currently on :
Clofazimine 100mg daily,
Rifampin 600mg daily, and Clarithromycin 2 tabs daily
and Cipralex 10mg/day for anxiety.
Hydroxyzine, percocet, Ativan as needed.
5g pharmaceutical grade Omega 3's, 1000IU's Vitamin D3 daily
2 Perianal fistulas, and 1 more suspected. Crohn's only at end of colon, cecum. Remi, Asacol, Salofalk, Imuran, Humira did nada. Built immunity to long-term Cipro use, which also induced panic attacks.