Sure Seals/Eakin seals

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Lovetoski
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Date Joined Jul 2011
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   Posted 8/18/2011 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,
 
I now think found the bag which suits me best, the convex perlican bag, which is supersoft and lovely, and I managed to get 2.5 days wear time out of it without any major problems. Although I cut my bag quite tightly, I still had 0.5 cm of sore skin on one side of my stoma, which was bleeding. So I thought I gave these seals a try and got some Salt's sure seals (I think they are similar to Eakins). I've molded them and applied my convex bag then as instructed. As my output is quite liquid, the seals has done it's job and absorbed it. But now it looks like it swelled up that much that the convexity is flattened out, if you know what i mean. I'm thinking that next time I only use a little bit (not the whole ring) and mold it around my stoma.
How much of these seals du you use and how flat do you mold it?
Does a stomahesive paste or barrier wipe do the same job, i.e. preventing the skin from getting damaged? How long does their effect usually last?
Thanks
Monika
38 yr female living in the UK, originally from Austria
diagnosed in 2002 with Crohns which has since spread throughout the large colon and to the rectum; meds: Pentasa and optional Pred until Aug 2008; now on Humira, temp ileostomy on 7/19

stripey
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Date Joined Feb 2011
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   Posted 8/18/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I used to use stomahesive paste and it worked very well in keeping skin in good shape and stopping it from getting sore. I used this for years and then tried the coloplast/eakin seals earlier this year and when I took them off the skin underneath was really red, it hadn't caused a rash but didn't want to take the chance. I used to use about half a ring and re roll it into a sort of long sausage shape and push the ends togetehr around the stoma and then push wafer down firmly over it.

I now use mouldable wafers, the convatec ones, and don't need to use seals, paste or anything else like that. It fits snugly around the stoma like a turtle neck and moves when you do so helps with leakage issues. Not sure if these work with convex stomas though.
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, azathioprine, codeine, immodium, simethicone.
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