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.
What does a healthy stoma look like? What do you need to do to take care of it? And what should you do if you notice a problem with your stoma? This guide covers routine stoma care.
It’s important to pay close attention to the skin around your stoma, which is vulnerable to irritation, injury and infection. Get tips for preventing, identifying and treating peristomal skin problems.
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.