Eaken ring vs. Hollister adapt ring

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   Posted 7/17/2011 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I've just tried out Hollister adapt after three months of using Eaken. I have the feeling that the Hollister ring forms a better protection because it expandes near the opening. Has anyone else compared them?

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   Posted 7/17/2011 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
When my husband needed to use them we found the Hollister Adapt ring left a lot less residue to take off around the stoma versus the Eaken seals.
Wife of 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) & now pain free

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   Posted 7/17/2011 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Many time it's the seal that picks the patient. I use Eakin Seals...don't have a problem with residue and like the protection it gives my skin. The Adapt Ring, for me, doesn't stick well enough to do any good.

I always tell people to try both...since just like wafer/skin compatibility the seals react differently to people's skin.
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   Posted 7/18/2011 12:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I wear the adapt rings and have never had a leak. Plus it leaves almost no residue behind. The only weird thing is it kinda melts a little around the stoma. Don't know if that's from the heat of the stool on it when I am laying down. I wonder if the eakin seals do that?
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