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   Posted 3/1/2011 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
what do you prefer paste or the rings?

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   Posted 3/1/2011 10:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Four inch rings. Paste was too messy and hard to work with.
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   Posted 3/1/2011 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I always use paste, to make it neater and tidier to apply I decant some into a 5ml syringe without a needle and then cut the nozzle off so has slightly larger hole to come out of and apply it that way. Makes it much more accurate.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

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   Posted 3/1/2011 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I use both paste and rings because I am still getting burns right around my stoma. I tried using the eakin seal just like it is by squeezing it over my stoma, but this caused it to swell to such an extent, that it went over my stoma and my stoma then pumped the output underneath the wafer....this was a nightmare as I had eaten and it took me forever to get another bag on.

I much prefer the eakin SLIM seals, but even with these, I have to smash them down to make them thinner....

I just got some samples of the Hollister adapt ring, so I am trying that one next.

Anyone know how to prevent the burn right around the stoma?

I alternate between the New Image Hollister and the Moldable Wafer from Convatec, but just got some samples from Coloplast, so I will be trying those next.
Diagnosed w/colonic inertia, obstructive defecation syndrome, anismus, rectocele, and intussusecption
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   Posted 3/1/2011 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
i use paste, much to everyone's delight, they love my paste stories, lol.
I have some of the rings, but i just can't figure them out, and i figure if the paste is working why change it?
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 3/1/2011 8:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I use eakin rings. I use the 2 inch stretched out and placed directly around my stoma to create convexity since the convex wafers don't stick to me for some reason. never tried the paste, but it isn't tacky which is what i needed so that's why.

@answers4mn2 I looooove my coloplast Sensura Flex. Get some samples of those. they are so flat and the bag is super easy to clean. And Polishdan has a long post somewhere about hollister's convex adapt rings if you want to look that up for how they were working for him. I believe he ended up preferring them to the eakin. Hope you find something that stops the skin burn!
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   Posted 3/1/2011 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Eakin Seal. But if you go the seal route you should try both the Eakin and the Adapt Ring. They are not the same and one might work better for you than the other.
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Crohn’s dx 1989
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   Posted 3/1/2011 11:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I use Eakin Seals for J. Paste is messy for him. He sometimes doesn't like to lay still during changes. However, I have requested some Adapt rings to try.

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   Posted 3/2/2011 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
hollister's adapt rings work best for me. i use the flat ones with coloplast sensura convex wafer - best combination for me.

Tracy, coloplast sensura are awesome, try them.
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   Posted 3/2/2011 4:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Like betsaronie said I tried the Hollister convex seal. I have a retracted stoma and need convexity. The Hollister convex stopped the leaks and blowouts but swelled up and almost covered my stoma. I have settled on Convatec convex one piece 175777.


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   Posted 3/2/2011 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, I use no paste or rings. I do use Friars Balsam Compound on the entire wafer area. Stops any irritation.

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