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A Mini Guide to Ostomy Supplies: Adhesives (w/ video)

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VeganOstomy
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Let's talk about adhesives! Have you used any that work particularly well? Please share your experiences below.

My full article on this topic can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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Can I recommend Orahesive/Stomahesive from ConvaTec?
It's a powder, so you just sprinkle it or wipe it over your stoma site during changes
- as a powder it adheres only to the moist broken skin directly around the stoma site (or anywhere the skin is broken) increasing adhesion just where leaks are most likely to begin as well as forming a protective barrier over those sensitive patches of skin.
It doesn't seem to interfere with the adhesion of my wafer's own adhesive and has really helped me as leaks and skin irritation used to be a very common problem for me before using this product.
I believe it's 100% synthetic, so should be Vegan friendly and (in the UK) is available on the NHS.
Hope that's helpful!
David


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hi David,

Unfortunately, Stomahesive powder and paste both contain gelatin. There are alternative powders, but these adhesives are specifically designed to bond to skin.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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Hi! Great site. Question. Besides my pouch I have never used any other ostomy products. I simply swap pouches after the shower and boom I'm done for 2/3 days. I would like to get better adhesiveness though for quick showers, snorkelling etc. I'm just looking for an adhesive that I can spray on the outside circumference of the pouch adhesive (where it sometimes gets loose due to water) or wipe on my skin. Which product do you think would be the best? Which one is the most bonding/strongest? Thanks


   
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VeganOstomy
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A better option would be a wafer extender, like Aqua Seals. I have an article on how these work, but they do an excellent job with protecting the edge of your wafer. https://www.veganostomy.ca/guide-to-ostomy-wafer-extenders/

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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 hadi
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Hi
I've been looking for a good formula for an ostomy bag for a long time. Can you help me?


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hi Hadi,

Depending on your specific needs, there may be some products recommended over others. Do you have a stoma nurse who can help determine which product will work best for you?

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


   
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Hi Hadi, Yep What Eric says is right, level of output, body shape, lifestyle. All these are factors in making a system work for you. The various companies are very helpful in providing samples. 

ileostomy 31st August 1994 for Crohns


   
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