Hollister CeraPlus Skin Barrier and New Image Ostomy Pouch – REVIEW (w/ video)

Hollister CeraPlus

I’ve used the Hollister New Image line (with CeraPlus) for over 2.5 weeks and I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the results.  I had requested samples at our local ostomy chapter “vendors day” after speaking with one of the Hollister reps.  She mentioned that Hollister has put out a new product, which features “CeraPlus”, so I was intrigued at how it might benefit me.

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Hollister Ostomy Pouch Hack – OSTOMY TIP (w/ video)

Hack this

I’ve been trying a new Hollister ostomy system out, and I immediately noticed something that I found rather annoying: the pouch outlet just dangles from the bottom.  It’s not obvious if you have an empty pouch, but as you start moving and your pouch fills up, poof – it dangles around like a Christmas ornament!

Curious, I took to twitter to see what other Hollister users thought, and the response I received was a bit surprising. One ostomate said that you simply get use to it and another uses a binder clip to keep it in place. Call me spoiled, but companies like Coloplast and Salts have already solved this issue by adding a strip of velcro to the pouch to keep the outlet from flapping around. So I thought, “why not do the same with the Hollister pouch? ” And so I did.

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What’s in Your Stoma Powder?

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Being vegan when it comes to food isn’t usually difficult, but when it comes to medication, supplements, and medical supplies, things can get challenging.  Becoming an ostomate means that we’re forced to use ostomy supplies, but it doesn’t mean we don’t have options when it comes to deciding which one of those supplies we get to use.

One case in point: Stoma Powder

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