You shouldn't have to use the paste, the Eakin should "swell" to fit well, but since you're flattening it, it may not be. I understand why you're doing it, because you already have convexity, but it really isn't doing as good a job as it could that way. If you use the paste, I think you'll have too much product and problems sticking.
Amey, do you use the Eakins? Sounds like you may want to try them.
I just figured out a new "trick" with the moldables and the Eakins. I put the Eakin on first, I fit it snuggly around my stoma, roll back the wafer
opening just enough to see everthing and make sure it's centered when I apply it over top of the Eakin. Then I make sure I run my finger around the inside of the circle of the flange pressing down a little, making sure the "moldable durahesive material" is sticking well to the Eakin and that the Eakin is sitting flat around my stoma. Sometimes when you apply the Eakin it sticks to your fingers and "lifts" when you take your fingers away creating small
openings for stool to get under.
Peggy, maybe if you do it this way instead of making strips you'll get a better seal around your stoma. You could press down and "flatten" the area where you already have convexity. The Eakin will swell a little and fill in any tiny little
Also, it's absorbent and absorbs tiny little "leaks" and may be why Amey has never noticed leakage before when she was itchy. Sometimes even though it absorbs the leakage, the stool may still be sitting on the skin, but dry even while irritating.
49 years old, CD since I was a child.
Six resection surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade, finally off of Prednisone, back on 6MP for maintenance, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery.