I had previously written about dealing with thick ostomy output, but many ileostomates have the opposite problem: liquid output. In this post, I’d like to go over a few tips that you can use to thicken up your output. These tips apply to colostomates who have loose stools but are directed more towards ileostomates.
Output from an ileostomy is generally liquid or loose, but some of us have thick ostomy output which can be difficult to manage. Colostomates also tend to have thicker output, but it’s typically drier, formed and far less frequent.
Because I have an ileostomy, I’ll be focusing on ways in which I’ve handled thick output. These may or may not work if you have a colostomy (or you may not have the same challenges).
Bathroom odors can be an embarrassing challenge for anyone, but ostomates have a few advantages when it comes to odor control. In this post, I’ll be going over the most popular (and a few DIY) options of dealing with ostomy pouch odors.
I’ve really been racking my brain over how to get these ostomy liners to work for me – especially after having to use a porta-potty and a very awkward public washroom over the weekend.