Changing an ostomy appliance is often pretty straight forward, but disposing of your soiled appliance can be tricky. If you’re at home, you have the option of simply tossing your used appliance in a garbage bag along with other trash, but if you are at a friend’s house or at the office and needed to do an emergency appliance change, you won’t be so lucky. Most trash bags we use either can’t be sealed effectively, aren’t fully opaque (in the case of a Ziploc bag) or can’t contain odors for very long.
One of the concerns that ostomates face is whether they can get their appliance wet or not. For many of us, a shower doesn’t affect our wafers durability, nor does it cause any significant problems, but for those who go swimming or use hot tubs, the extended exposure to water can be a challenge. The product I’ll be reviewing today is called the Flange Seal Ring by OstomyEssentials, which will be based on samples I received. In essence, it’s a thin film which goes over your wafer in order to create a waterproof seal that helps in not only to keep water from eroding your wafers edges, but also to keep your wafer securely attached in the event of a leak or wafer adhesive failure. It’s designed to be used on just about any ostomy appliance brand or style.