Oh goodness, what a pain. My skin was like this a few weeks ago and I know, it's awful.
answers4me2's second paragraph was referring to me. (I'm a girl though! haha)
The adhesiveless system is great for letting skin heal up. answers4me2's descript
ion of how it works is quite accurate. If you don't have a belt, you can get one for free by requesting samples from any of the companies.
But I used the adhesiveless system to give my skin a rest because I was allergic to my products. It sounds like your skin irritation is due to leakage, so I don't know for sure how helpful it would be. I also don't know how well it would work for a loop ileostomy. Part of the reason why I was a good candidate for it was because my stoma sticks out a good inch, and I know loop ileos often don't stick out quite far enough. Either way, I think it would benefit you to wear a belt, because the weight of the pouch can pull the wafer loose if it's not stuck well, and the belt helps support the weight.
I wish I knew more to help you in the short term. But in the long term - if the ostomy nurse's help doesn't make a big difference, see a dermatologist! That's what I did, and he prescribed a steroid cream which healed up my inflamed skin within two days. Now everything's sticking great!
Post Edited (elddiReMsihT) : 4/2/2011 3:51:32 PM (GMT-6)