Re: Skin barrier/wafer problems
yeah, it is crazy how expensive all the suppies are. Have you tried calling convatec or hollister directly (or whatever other supply brand he is using)? I have found that to be the most helpful way to figure stuff out. Have you told his doctor that his stoma is going in? It is my understanding that it would need to be fixed if it did that.
so does it just not stick well or does the stool seap under and make the waifer unstick? If the stool is going under then try using something like "eakin cohesive seals." They are a modable ring that sticks to your skin and the waifer. it has helped me to keep my stool away from my skin.
also try cutting the opening on the waifer larger.
as to the itchy part that could be yeast making a rash too. if that is the case then you need to get a perscription for some nystantin powder or cream, depending on where it is.
Is his stool really runny? Runny stool would definutly cause a problem with the waifer sticking. Try having him eat things to thicken up his stool like potatoes, rice, bananas. If his stool is too thick and that is what is causing the problem then have him avoid/limit the things I just mentioned and he could eat things like beans and artichokes. The list is a lot longer but I need to look it up again to refresh my memory.
Last edited by Suzi Q; 05-27-2007 at 12:57 PM.