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   Posted 5/23/2011 4:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know the best/easiest way to remove the Eakin Gunk from a used seal off the skin?

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   Posted 5/23/2011 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I use my skin prep wipes as adhesive remover - found they're excellent in removing eakin / adapt rings.
Jul 06 - Dx with Coeliac
Sep 06 - Dx with Crohn's
Oct 10 - Pancolitis subsequent to a campylobacteriosis infection
Dec 10 - Dx Crohn's (GI) / Dx UC (Surgeon) / Dx Indeterminate colitis (Pathologist)
Dec 10 - Subtotal Colectomy & End Ileostomy [complicated by high dose IV steroids]
2011 - The year of recovery
2012 - Ileosigmoid anastomosis? J-pouch? Total proctocolectomy?

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   Posted 5/23/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
When my husband used them and they did in fact leave more residue behind than the Adapt rings did, he would use the adhesive remover pads which are oily & citrusy. He would need to use 2 or 3 of them due to what was left behind on his skin.
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.

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   Posted 5/24/2011 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
I just get as much of it off as I can with my fingers in the shower. My nurse said it was OK to leave a bit on. I used to use the adhesive remover, and that didn't work much better for me (maybe I didn't use enough), and I was having pouch sticking problems that I thought might be from adhesive remover, so I stopped using it. It's been OK.... I do have short fingernails though, wouldn't want to be getting the gunk in there if I didn't.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

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   Posted 5/24/2011 3:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I wash the area with soap and water and just use a piece of dry paper towel to get the last few bits and if I don't get it all off it's no big deal:) Leftover residue shouldn't compromise the next seal.
formally known as OHIO76 ~ honoring my daughter's passion!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my temporary ileo in 2001
Proctocolectomy w/end ileo in 2008
...wish I knew then what I know NOW!

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   Posted 5/26/2011 12:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Either dampen them with water and then scrape them off gently with your nail or whatever else you wish to use; or you could try using the spray adhesive remover directly on them first and then peel it off.
24 y/o female from UK dx with UC (Proctitis) Jan 08. Never fully been in remission, resistant to all meds apart from Pred and Infliximab. Also dx with IBS. Proctocolectomy+pouch surgery w/ temp loop ileostomy 9thApril11.
Currently taking daily:Tramadol, 20mg MSR (slow-release Morphine), 40mg Loperamide, Cyclizine, 60mg Seroxat (anti-anxiety), Multivitamins+Iron
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