Learn the basics of caring for an ostomy: how to care for your stoma, how to put on your ostomy appliance, how to empty a pouch and how to make sure your peristomal skin stays in good condition.
Then applying an ostomy pouching system, one of the most important factors is establishing a good connection between the skin barrier and the size of the stoma. To get a good fit, you have to measure the stoma — and that’s not as easy as it sounds.
If you’re struggling with ostomy pouch adhesion, leaks around the skin barrier, peristomal skin issues or other challenges, you’re not alone! Here are some of the most common problems you may encounter with an ostomy, along with tips for solving them.