To paste or not to paste

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   Posted 7/11/2007 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
the question of using paste?
I'll not answer in haste
rather use it
than leaking my waste!
Crohn's Disease, Colostomy due to cancer and I make darned good dill pickles.

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   Posted 7/11/2007 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
bahahhahaha, i like it! i've used it from day#1 combined with powder...haven't had a leak yet

Dec 2006: Proctocolectomy/permanent ileostomy
Since 1991: Indeterminate crohn's/ulserative colitis

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   Posted 7/12/2007 6:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I prefer Eakin Seals to paste. Paste has alcohol in it and will sting sore skin, therefore people should try and avoid using it on excoriated skin. In my opinion, seals last longer and don't smell like the paste does. The seals also have healing properties in them for the skin too.
I have had an ileostomy for 31 years now due to UC.
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   Posted 7/12/2007 6:21 AM (GMT -6)   
My surgeon had me use the paste especially due to the stoma area not healing correctly (which is why I had the abscess and when my reversal occurred he said he had to scrape my abdominal walls since they were all infected). The paste is like caullking, I never tried the barrier rings which I hear are on the same idea
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Astham, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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