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betsaronie
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   Posted 2/23/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   
So how do you get your wafer and eakins to stick to powdered skin? My ostomy nurse is assuming I have a yeast infection and told me to buy some over the counter anti fungal powder. ( I bought microguard) I put it on, it got everywhere, and i'm not sure exactly how you dust off the excess without dusting all of it off. I thought I had a thin layer, but the eakin and the wafer were both very reluctant to stick. I'm just praying that it managed to stick with my pressing on the wafer for 20 minutes because I need it to last at least 2 days. Are there any tricks or tips out there to the dusting off and getting things to stick? I sure hope this stuff works fast because I'm itching like a mad woman!
-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
-J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/21/11

bellypooper
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   Posted 2/23/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the same problem with my ilio[gizmo] I used desenex powder [just a sprinkle] blew off excess with hair dryer then barrier wipe.let that dry and apply wafer.mine was healed the next day.I now make sure my wafer is close to my stoma to keep waste off skin. hope this helps
take care,jan
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Disneynut66
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   Posted 2/23/2011 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I spray my powder with 3M spray that the ostomy company sent me. It makes it tacky and gives the skin a barrier.
Diagnosed 2006. 1st step of 2 step j-pouch 1/3/11. 2nd step will be in April! So done with this disease.

polishdan
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   Posted 2/23/2011 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Friars Compound. It is a liquid that leaves a sticky base when dry and promotes healing.

Dan

80sChick
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   Posted 2/23/2011 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, like others said, you have to sprinkle the powder on and then put either a barrier wipe on or a spray that will seal it. Otherwise your wafer won't stick!
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

betsaronie
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   Posted 2/23/2011 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a little confused: if you put the powder on and then use a barrier wipe doesn't that just wipe off all the powder and thus nullify the effect? Plus I tried a barrier wipe once when i was brand new to everything and I was terribly allergic to it. It was Smith and & Nephew brand. I don't know what in it made me itchy so i'm not sure what to look for as far as ingredients to avoid. :(

@Disneynutt66: what company makes the 3M spray?
-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
-J-pouch surgery scheduled 3/21/11

emilysarah07
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   Posted 2/23/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
The wipe won't take away the effect if you dab it just to moisten the powder then it dries like a film. The wafer still doesn't stick perfectly though
:-\ I've been struggling trying to get it right also.
 
And i'm curious about the 3M spray as well! Is it healing or just protective?
 
 
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