I don't know if this helps, but yes, I have heard of having to do what you are doing (essentially an adhesiveless wafer). I started with the non-tape wafers because I am allergic to many adhesives and we anticipated I would be allergic to the tape in all wafers. I ended up using the hollister new image 2 piece - the shorter wearing version. I did have to use a convatec (a specific wafer) briefly because my skin got really bad. the convatec was evidently the least irritating/most hypo-allergenic. However, I hated the wafer because it was very stiff in comparison. I ended up figuring out the best way for me to keep my skin healthier while still using the hollister no-tape shorter wearing wafer. My WOCN's told me that if my skin didn't clear up I would have to do what you are doing. However, I was told that I would have to put a piece of gauze between the plastic backing of the wafer and my skin so that my skin could breathe a little and heal. Nu-Hope makes an adhesiveless system. Check it out online and if you're interested and have to stick with the adhesiveless system you can probably call them and get a sample.
Did you use an adhesive remover when removing your wafers? Did you do the allergy test (cut a piece and put it on the other side of your abdomen) to confirm that it was an allergy and not just your skin being really sensitive to the abuse that it is now taking from the wafer removal? This was my problem so I had to learn to be really nice to it and do all the things that kept it (mostly) happy?
Ducridr - 36 - female
Diagnosed w/ severe pancolitis 11/20/2007
J-Pouch surgery #1 of 3 on 8/21/2009!!!
Surgery #2 - 1/4/2010
Surgery #3 - 3/23/2010
Post Edited (ducridr) : 3/19/2011 4:46:34 PM (GMT-6)