wrinkles in wafer

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2010
Total Posts : 86
   Posted 3/5/2011 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
No matter how hard i  try I cant stop getting wrinkles on the adhesive part of the wafer?

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 3/5/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
try lying down flat when you put it on, probably your stomach isn't quite even, i have the same problem, as long as its just the bandaid part and not making the wax part stick up it doesn't matter.  i have a wrinkle right now!  i always have a wrinkle, in the same darn place!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 6571
   Posted 3/5/2011 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
but if you lie down flat it wont be as bad
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 720
   Posted 3/5/2011 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I get wrinkles in the outer perimeter of my wafer too. It is not a big deal since I use an Adapt Barrier Ring. As long as the ring is adhering to my skin and then to the wafer, it doesn't seem to matter what the area outside of that is doing. I have never had a leak except for one right after my surgery when some incision drainage got under the wafer.
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 infusion of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010

2b ColonFree
Veteran Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 2603
   Posted 3/6/2011 3:58 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah lying down flat when applying the wafer helps a lot. i always have a wrinkle too, but it doesn't cause any troubles.

Another UC wife
Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 2111
   Posted 3/6/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
when you apply the wafer and remove the plastic backing - hubby pulls it off slowly and as he does he presses on the bandage part to keep wrinkles from forming - once one half is in place he does the other 1/2. That seems to work for him standing or lying down.
64 yr old male suffered with UC & in May 06 had a severe flare & hospitalized 6 days...various prednisone treatments leading to steroid dependence and osteopenia, 12 asacol, 200 mg Imuran, failed remicade infusions Jan-May 2010 Dependence on pain meds. Made decision 6/10 to have surgery which was on 12/17/10 (total proctocolectomy & ileostomy - unable to have the j-pouch) and no longer in pain.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Feb 2011
Total Posts : 1059
   Posted 3/6/2011 2:37 PM (GMT -6)   
My wafer has a two part adhesive ring round it. The inner area is thicker and that's the bit you cut out the stoma hole from, the outer bit is thinner like mefix tape. I always lie down to change my bag/wafer and only peel off the inner adhesive cover first, stick this down around stoma and press down to ensure good seal. Once that done I then peel backing off the outer ring half a side at a time and press it down as I go to ensure no wrinkles.
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.

Regular Member

Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 318
   Posted 3/8/2011 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I always have a big wrinkle under the stoma from a fold in my belly. I fill it with eakin but it gets bulked up after a day or two and get a large wrinkle, but so far it's only leaked twice (once was because I forgot to wash my hands after putting lotion on my face doh!) if its not leaking i wouldn't worry about it though.
-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
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Saturday, March 24, 2018 5:47 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,943,571 posts in 322,965 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 161334 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, vaburns75.
240 Guest(s), 5 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
Pebble78, island time, lazyminimoo, Frostypro, iPoop