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VeganOstomy
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March 26, 2015 11:00 am  

Let's talk about medical tape!

Have you found any that has worked particularly well for you? Share your tips below.

My full, written article on medical tape can be found by clicking on the link below.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Tara Cullen
 Tara Cullen
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January 16, 2019 2:36 pm  

I have a retracted stoma and use convex wafers from Coloplast Sensura. I found I would always have trouble with sticking, especially in the shower. I tried those expensive tapes made for ostomates, and also a film that ostomates on a message board liked. I hated both- I found the film made everything worse- not breathable, water would somehow get in during a shower, even just a drop but then it would eat away at the skin.
For the past decade I’ve sworn by hypafix medical tape (I’m in Canada too but it looks like your 3M tape above. It’s easy to apply, has some give to it, breathable, doesn’t leave adhesive, allergenic, and is so cheap! 1 roll cost $16 and it lasts me 13 months changing a pouch every 2-4 days. I can’t recommend hypafix highly enough!


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VeganOstomy
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January 20, 2019 1:15 pm  

Glad the Hypafix tape works for you, Tara! 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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