That's why I like the little pads, they have just enough no sting on them to get the whole area without over doing it. Portion control, lol.
To address the pimply things, just be aware that you can get yeast infections under there, especially if you're on antibiotics or in a hot humid climate. It's tough to treat, because the creams and powders prevent the appliance from sticking, that's why I go for the oral medications.
Having said that, the pimples aren't necessarily yeast, could just be irritation. When changing my appliance, I always remove everything before my shower, use antibacterial soap around the stoma while in the shower, let the skin breath for a few minutes, then reapply everything. Of course I have everything open and waiting to be put on as soon as I step out of the shower. Anyway, the reason I'm telling you this is because I believe giving your skin a breather helps, and the anitbacterial soap really helps, and you should get less bumps and/or irritation underneath.
25+years diagnosed with CD.
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, now on antibiotics and prednisone, currently awaiting liver biopsy to see where we go from here.