For me less is more. Initially I had some redness that seemed to subside the more my skin adjusted.
I like using the Safe n Simple peri stoma cleanser wipes when removing the wafer and initially cleaning up the skin. They are a good size, soft, and don't leave any residue. Then I just wet a piece of gauze and clean with warm water. Make sure skin is totally dry.
For right around my stoma after I've cleaned I use a little stoma powder and crust it with a barrier wipe. Any time I have a little red or raw skin right next to the stoma the stoma powder really helps. I usually crust it twice. I don't use anything on the rest of my skin before putting my wafer on.
I was overwhelmed by all the products at first and trying to keep my skin healthy but after a couple months it becomes much more routine. I usually change every 4-5 days.
Probably is wise to have your Dr or stoma nurse look at that spot.
Diagnosed with Crohn's 1998 and PSC 2015
Surgery 10/15 - colon resection with loop ileostomy
Surgery 12/15 - ostomy closure-disease came right back
Surgery 3/16 - total proctocolectomy - so happy to have my stoma back!
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