I love the Eakin seals my self. I was having problems with leaking but with them I haven't had a single one.
I never warm it up with my hands before. I was actually told by my nurse to not handle it too much. I just take the white papers off, stretch the sides to fit around the stoma and place it on. Once I have everything else on, I hold my hand tight down on the system. I was told heat helps everything stick together. No problems from me!
ditto!! i'm using the standard 2" eakin, but they do have like someone else mentioned, a thinner version that's 4". i leaked with 7 different systems until I just tried stretching the eakin and placing it right around my stoma in a pinch. i had no other bags to try and my stoma nurse told me to do this and i haven't had a problem since. I always shower with my system off the day of that change so i take my time and get all the eakin residue off. It takes about
10-15 minutes and I have to scrape and use lots of adhesive remover, but it gives me a good clean starting point. I blow dry my stoma skin before putting anything on too since i just got outta the shower. This warms my skin helping the eakin to stick and then i blow dry the eakin seal. no longer than a minute with either blow dry. then i put my wafer on and press and blow dry again. lastly i put the bag on and then sit around with light pressure on my wafer for at least 10 minutes. I haven't had a leak since I started doing this and my stoma is flush with the skin and the wafer crosses a slight fold in my skin on the left side. I get a solid 7 days of wear, changing every saturday since i like to leave my system off for at least 30 minutes if not longer to give my skin a breather. Plus my least active time of day is 10-2pm and that's not a good time to change during the week because of that pesky job and all ;) i've done this 5 times now with no problems. I've never experienced a bunching but my stoma is high on my belly so that probably makes a difference. I hope you figure something out and stop those darned leaks!
-diagnosed with UC Dec 2006 at 22
-allergic or intolerant to all 5ASAs, sulfa and 6-mp
-emergency transverse colostomy on 9/13/10 from perforated colon
-Now IBD is indeterminate tests will be done after healing if still UC J-pouch surgery, if Chron's take down of colostomy