I have super sensitive skin and have not been able to tolerate any adhesives, no matter the brand. Finally I found a wafer without tape from Hollister that is made of pectin that, according to my ostomy nurse, won't bother me unless I'm allergic to pectin, which I'm not. It's really the only thing that works for me....until recently. I started using Eakin seals and Adapt Barrier rings (same thing) under my wafer, and I've been doing that without problem for about 6 weeks. Now all of a sudden I have a really itchy rash! I've always read that Eakin seals have NEVER had one instance of people developing a rash from them, and I honestly have no other options. I've tried EVERYTHING. I'm mildly freaking out. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Also, could this be a yeast infection or something unrelated to the wafer? I am so sick of this CRAP! I don't mind having an ostomy, I really don't...as long as it would just function correctly and let me wear a freaking pouch!
What does a yeast infection look like? Does it itch? I'm so frustrated. :(
Stephanie, 28 years old
Diagnosed with Crohn's Colitis March 2000
Possible diagnosis of IBS-D
Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy 3/18/10! :)
Blockage/Ileo revision 6/8/10 :/
Tried: Asacol, Remicade, 6mp, Humira, Xifaxan, Apriso, Imuran, Rowasa Enemas, Colocort Enemas, Psyllium Seed Powder... Tried Probiotics: Align (with no change except bloating) and VSL #3 DS (AWFUL diarrhea).
Currently taking: Prenatal Vitamin, Vitamin B 12 Complex, Biotin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Flomax (for urinary retention).