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Hollister FormaFlex Moldable Wafer: REVIEW (w/ video)

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VeganOstomy
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Share your thoughts on the Hollister FormaFlex moldable ostomy wafer in the comments below.

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

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


   
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(@Rev. Russell Elleven, DMin)
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Excellent review and VERY helpful!

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Russell


   
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 Rick
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A good review. I found I had the same experience with this wafer. It seemed to disintegrate within a day when exposed to my output. Not good! But having a colostomy and having recently begun irrigation I've found this wafer works great. I have found the wafer will last 4 to 5 days which is the maximum time I want before a change.


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hey, Rick.

I'm glad that irrigation is helping. It's a shame it doesn't resist erosion with normal use, but maybe that can be something that Hollister can improved upon at some point.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.
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(@Yvonne Diamond CWOCN)
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An amazing thing I discovered is that instead of flexing the hydrocolloid opening for the barrier I DO roll and mold the opening. As a CWzoC I have used this product on all types of stoma-protruded, flush to skin level, and retracted stomas. I add a thin film of stoma paste on the adhesive side of barrier. I do apply a skin protective wipe to peristomal skin. If there is saucering around the STM’s (an indentation I apply an Adapt barrier ring to create a flat pouching surface. I have obtained remarkable wear time results even up to 7 days. By rolling and molding the hydrocolloid to adjust for stoma shape and size it eliminated the meltdown issue.


   
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(@Yvonne Diamond)
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Please excuse the typos in my comment by Yvonne Diamond-autocorrect changes words to auto incorrect!


   
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VeganOstomy
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Thanks for sharing your insights, Yvonne. I wonder why Hollister specifically instructs patients not to roll it if it gives better results?

I've still got a few boxes of these left, so I may try rolling to see if I have better luck!

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


   
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(@Sarah)
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I was wondering if this wafer could be used with an eakin barrier ring underneath it comfortably? I will certainly have the same issues with it eroding, and I will more than likely experience leakage under as well. I would like to try this because I’ve had ongoing problems with the cut to fits irritating my stomach regardless of correct fit, rings and paste...


   
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VeganOstomy
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Hi Sarah,

I've never tried to use a barrier ring with this wafer, mostly because this wafer should eliminate the need for a barrier ring, but I think it also depends on how much the wafer itself erodes.

Since it didn't work out very well for me, I wouldn't even consider using this wafer past a few days, but if it holds then I think it could work with a barrier ring.

If you try it, please let us know.

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


   
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(@Sunny Kumar)
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Great review! It's wonderful to see a vegan-friendly barrier option that offers comfort and security.


   
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