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nursy2
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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 6/25/2007 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I am regularily having problem with the seal,numerous times it comes unstuck and i find that the seal has sort of worn away..I do change it regularily and i was wondering if it's due to the fact i have been adviced to use stomahesive paste to fill in some skin dips..
can this wear away the seal or do i happen to haave faulty bags?
although i don't feel this is likely...
I have recently had a ileostomy,and in the past i have had my left kidney removed due to reflux from my urator,although it was re-implanted numerous times,it lead to continual infection.
I have also had a cystoplasty(using bowel)and at the moment this is causing problems due to the mucus..I am having treatment for bladder washouts
nursy2


Glad Bag
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   Posted 6/25/2007 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
someone please answer cause i want to know too!

JudyK89
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   Posted 6/26/2007 2:30 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be for a number of reasons. I clean my skin with a deoderant soap when I shower to help dry the skin out and reduce oils. I also use a barrier wipe that helps, I prefer the no-sting.

It could be that your stool is degrading the seal. If it is loose, and acidic it can do that. I use the Eakin seals instead of the paste because they hold up much better, don't get degraded as easily.

And it could be that your appliance is not the right one for you. You may need a durahesive or a convex?

And last but not least, everyone's schedule for changing the appliance and/or flange is different. It will depend on your stoma, your skin, your stool consistancy and the appliance you use. So if when you change the appliance and you see the seal has degraded, you may want to change a day or two earlier next time. You don't want to wear a degraded appliance as the stool can really do a number on your skin (that's why I like the no-sting wipes).

At the moment, I need to change my flange daily, but that's because my stoma has become convex (because of ongoing disease) and even with a convex flange it will start to leak. Am having surgery next week, they'll also redo my stoma so I'm hoping to get back to being able to change my flange once or twice a week.
Judy
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade still on Prednisone (my worst enemy), Surgery scheduled for early July. 
 
 


nursy2
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Date Joined May 2007
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 6/26/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Many thanks...last night i decided to find out if the stomahesive was causing it,so i cleaned thoroughly and used a non-alchohol wipe and applied a new bag...and today i have had no problem,so maybe i have been putting too much on and this is what caused the problem..hopefully now things should go smoother...
It has left me with a bit of soreness and a couple of blisters so hopefully now this is sorted i can move on...I did also use a silver nitrate pencil and it appears be settling down..
I have recently had a ileostomy,and in the past i have had my left kidney removed due to reflux from my urator,although it was re-implanted numerous times,it lead to continual infection.
I have also had a cystoplasty(using bowel)and at the moment this is causing problems due to the mucus..I am having treatment for bladder washouts
nursy2

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