I had similar problems with my new ileo. Any time I used the wipes and Eakin rings, it was a disaster.
After working with three nurses from different organizations, we found the following to be reliable. Clean area with soap and water. Rinse with a wet wash cloth. Dry with a hair dryer set on warm. Squirt Convatec Stomahesive powder protector lightly around the base of the stoma. Blow away excess with the hair dryer. I develop blisters very easily so I also put on a very light, almost non-existent layer of Mitrazol powder around not on the stoma. Spray the area with 3m Cavilon no sting barrier film, avoid spraying the stoma. Fill the abdominal crease and the navel fold with a small bead of Convatec Stomahesive paste. After cutting barrier to fit stoma, squeeze bead of the Stomahesive paste around the inside of the ring where it will be touching skin. The paste is a substitute for the Eakins ring. Put the barrier firmly around the stoma after the alcohol smell diminshes (about
15 seconds). Don't worry if a little paste turtlenecks around the stoma. If it is more than a little just wipe it off. Click the bag onto the barrier. Use a heating pad or your hand to press the barrier against the skin. This helps the barrier gel adhere strongly to the skin. I use a hollister 2-piece drainable Velcro seal pouch. I change the bag every three to four days and the barrier every seven days.
Diagnosed 1987 with lower left ulcerative colitis. Hospitalized often. Mega toxic pan colitis Dec. 1999. Perforated colon and total colectomy April 2011. First j-pouch surgery March 8. Five other damaged organs removed at that time.
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