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VeganOstomy
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21/12/2014 10:00 am  

Let's talk about stoma collars! 

My written article on this product can be found by clicking on the link below.

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25/02/2015 11:33 pm  

Hi,
I have an illiostomy about 14 years ago, I really didn't have any problems but recently about 2 weeks ago my flanges let loose after the first day. The edges start raising from the edges and before you know it,the whole flange is hanging loose, I have to use tape to hold it back in place. Please I need some advise as to what to do to solve this problem. Thanks in advance.


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25/02/2015 11:39 pm  

I'm sorry to hear about your problem. If the wafer is coming off starting on the edges, perhaps wafer extenders might be an option to try: https://www.veganostomy.ca/2015/01/guide-to-ostomy-wafer-extenders.html

If you have access to a stoma nurse, it might be worth the effort to have them look at your skin or appliance change routine to make sure there isn't something that could be affecting your wafers adhesive. If you've been using any new products on your skin, tray to skip them for the next appliance change to see if that helps.

Good luck!

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29/03/2019 5:16 pm  

I am wondering if there is anything you might recommend for a stoma whose opening has been pushed more downward closer to skin level due to a parastomal hernia above the stoma. The output is mostly liquid so it continues to cause leakage. I am wondering if the stoma collar might divert that liquid output more into the bag rather than just come straight down onto the barrier seal? Currently using a convex wafer from Hollister that is somewhat rigid and have been trying more flexible convexity of late.
Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

Matt


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VeganOstomy
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01/04/2019 2:37 pm  

Hi Matthew,

You can certainly try the stoma collar for that type of stoma - if your stoma is protruded enough, the collar may be able to divert it away from your wafer. If you do try it, please let me know how it's worked.

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01/04/2019 8:12 pm  

Wajad...are you moisturizing your skin around your tape at all?  If so, this has caused similar problems for me. I use a non-greasy lotion when I need one and I also use the Coloplast Ostomy Tapes all the time now. I had many leaks on my clothing and due to some tummy skin being numb, I could not tell if I had a leak. So, I started using these tapes. They are stretchy and comfortable to wear. I like to garden,  so I do a fair bit of bending and stretching, the tapes hold the outside edges of the plate in place.  They are C shaped and come in a box of 20. I also live in a hot in summer climate so edges would roll up for me. Not any more. I hope you can solve your problem.

Matthew...welcome t this site. Are you a brand new ostimate?

Linda


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09/05/2019 7:17 am  

Hey all. Anyone know of a stoma collar or alternative for a stoma collar that is 45mm in diameter?  Salts is limited to 41mm.  I squeezed one on today, but Im concerned with the obvious potential constricting.  I had a couple samples sent to me a year ago and finally decided to try them.  

I stupidly put the first one on top of the wafer after I put the wafer on because I use an eakin ring and thought that this might work better.  I have no idea how long it actually lasted, but I noticed it swimming in may bag the second day for sure.  I dont know if it was just knocked off due to the large size of my stoma, or if the effluent degraded  the adhesive.

Anyway, I have pretty liquid output and am getting 1-2 days so, in between resigning to the situation, Im grasping at straws...

Anyway.. specifically curious is any other collar options are known.  I think nuhope are the size of a pencil and salts are 41mm.  Anything else?


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VeganOstomy
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09/05/2019 11:55 am  

Hey Chris, see if your supplier can get the Nu-Hope "Stoma Hat" in the size you need. They should be similar to the Salts stoma collars but might be available in a larger size.

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19/05/2019 4:58 pm  

I used the largest salts collar. It was pretty tight but got me 5 freaking days! For the last year and a half I've only done 2 days at best. I could have gone longer too I think. Anyway.. I just bought a 5 pack to try and see if it wasnt a fluke. 

I have one on now - hitting the two day mark right now - and hopefully it will work. If it does I'll write a post of what I do because it might help someone who is in the same situation I am in.

I'm not getting my hopes up however, because I've been let down so many times before.

Anyway.. if it does work, it's a pretty exciting moment in my life I'll tell ya. Game changer.


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VeganOstomy
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21/05/2019 4:15 pm  

So how did it go - three days later? :-P Hoping that you're still wearing the same appliance! 

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21/05/2019 11:06 pm  
Posted by: VeganOstomy

So how did it go - three days later? :-P Hoping that you're still wearing the same appliance! 

I am! Going to see how tomorrow goes too because, currently, I have no signs that I should be changing it. So far im pretty excited and impressed. Changing every 5+ days instead of every 1+ days makes SUCH a difference on my mental state about this thing.  Im sitting in disbelief right now because I tried so many things and just kept on failing.  This funny thing is that I've had these collars sitting with my extra supplies for a year.. I ordered the samples last year but have always felt they were too small to try.  I only just tried them now out of complete frustration. Knock on wood it's worked great twice inn a row. 

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22/05/2019 3:39 am  

That’s great news Chris. Really pleased it’s coming together 👌

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