Ostomy Care

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Let’s face it, sometimes shit happens and our stoma ends up being more of a challenge than it should be.  

Fortunately, most of these issues can be fixed with a few adjustments, and this page will highlight some of the most common ways of dealing with them.


If you’re looking for IBD or Ostomy related sites, here are some of my favorites.

Legend(just a guide, some sites have a wide focus):
flag-canada = Canadian (eh!)
stoma bag icon = Ostomate/Ostomy-related focus
IBD icon = Focus on general IBD (both Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis)
Crohn's icon = Focus on Crohn’s disease / Blogger with Crohn’s
Ulcerative colitis icon = Focus on Ulcerative Colitis / Blogger with UC
J pouch icon = Focus on J-Pouch / Living with a J-Pouch
Veg icon = Vegan/Plant-based resource


IBD/Ostomy Organizations


Blogs/informational sites


All-In-One


Youtube Channels


Support Forums

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James McKay 51
James McKay 51(@james-mckay-51)
4 years ago

I had problems with leakage around the stoma and no matter one piece or two piece the problem was the same. I tried warming the wafer and different brands but none solved completely solved the problem. Recently I used a one inch pvc connector which fits snugly around the stoma and puts an even pressure on the wafer. I also rotate the coupling several times. The couplings come in different sizes, 1/2, 3/4, 1, 1/2 inch. Mine is one inch and works awesomely.

Lucille Penner
Lucille Penner
6 years ago

Here’s a tip for making sure the skin around your ostomy is completely dry before you apply your appliance: use a small battery-operated hand held-fan. Your skin will dry in seconds.

veganostomy
6 years ago
Reply to  Lucille Penner

Thanks, Lucille! I often use a hairdryer to produce the same effect, but a handheld fan sounds like an excellent option, since it’s also quiet and portable!

Carole
Carole(@caroled)
6 years ago

Do you have any suggestions for eliminating or reducing the amount of condensation inside the pouch. I seem to accumulate alot of condensation which makes the barrier ring swell. I wear a 2 piece Hollister and an osto-ez-vent.