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August 10, 2020 1:45 pm  

Hi Jonathan. I don't use filter stickers at all for my Hollister bag, but that's because they tend to repel water quite well and are not really needed. Bags that come with filter stickers should have them on when getting wet.

That said, filters tend to stop working after a day or two, regardless of your best effots to keep the filter away from water. Use your best judement when showering. I usually change my appliance after my shower, so even if I forgot to put a filter sticker on, it's not big deal.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~

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