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VeganOstomy
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Let's talk shower guards! Have they worked for you, and do you have any tips to share?

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(@Charles E White)
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Do you have a shower cover that would cover two bags? Seems I have two bags and purchasing one for each would be a little clumsy. Thank you in advance for your response!


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hi Charles,

It may be possible for the apron style cover to be customized to allow for two stomas, but you'll need to get in touch with the company who makes and sells them to see what can be done.

For the pouch cover styles, it should be as easy as using two covers at once, which wouldn't be clumsy or inconvenient.

Best of luck.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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(@Faizel Ismail)
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Does not work. Waste of money


   
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(@Wendy)
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So, what do YOU do to successfully keep your appliance dry in the shower, Faizel? Always looking for options! :)


   
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Chelly
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This is the one subject and the one problem that I wish could be solved. Yes keeping the bag dry for a shower! 
I have to change my bag daily because when it gets wet it does loosen things up. I found that I I skip a day showering I can keep the bag in for 2 days and not sure about any longer because I can’t go any longer than 2 days without showering. I only skip a day if I’m home and not going anywhere. 
I wish they would come up with a foolproof proof way to keep them dry. That person who would design one would be a millionaire. 


   
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 Rick
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I don’t understand the problem with the bag getting wet. I always shower with the bag exposed to water, just gently squeeze both sides with a towel and follow up with a paper towel. Blotting dry in. The bag is fine for hollister anyway.


   
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bagbob
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I made a low cost rain coat for my pouch by using a quart (094L) zip lock storage bag. I just cut a round hole big enough to slip over the pouch. Up side down, I leave the bottom open. It dosn't keep all the water off but it does a pretty good job.

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Chelly
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@rick for some reason the soap or maybe shampoo loosens things and I start getting that itchy leaky feeling around my stoma area after I’m dried off and dressed. I have even blow dried my bag on low to see if that would help but no. Not sure why some can shower with no problem and some can’t.


   
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LLNorth
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I shower with the pouch and plate on, and I usually get 2-3 days out of the set.  On change days I get to shower without them ?.  What I do is try not to get soap or shampoo on the plate (though some gets on, I’m sure), and the ostomy nurse advised me to shower facing away from the shower head.  Things work out, though the adhesive on the plate does lift from my skin. When drying I take care with that, gently moving the towel from the flange out to the edges, to try to save the adhesive.  I use a Hollister barrier ring, also, which has always held.  If the adhesive on the plate seems really gone I use some paper tape - it is only for a day so it works (and my skin is sensitive to surgical tape, breaks out).

I wonder if this might help you - before showing, to tape a square of plastic wrap larger than the area of the plate over the plate area, which will cover part of the pouch (which won’t matter as the pouch itself has no adhensive), taping over the top and sides (probably no need to tape onto the pouch). If your skin, like mine, is sensitive to surgical tape, use the paper, as you will throw it away when you dry off.  Just an idea.

One more thing: I don’t take lengthy showers.

 

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 Rick
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There are water barrier extenders I use on occasion when the edges of water barrier start to loosen.

I seem to have this problem with older stored appliances, hollister and coloplast both will send these extenders as free samples.

don’t put them over hair however, it is mighty painful pulling off.


   
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