Finding the Right Ostomy Products
When you’re new to living with an ostomy, the array of ostomy products can be overwhelming. What’s the difference between pouching systems? What do all these ostomy accessories do, and do you really need to buy them? How are you going to find out what works best for you? These guides can help.
Your ostomy pouch should be comfortable, securely fitting, unobtrusive and easy to use. Expect a process of trial and error as you learn which type of pouch works best for you.
The skin barrier — also called a wafer, flange, or baseplate — protects your peristomal skin and connects the ostomy pouch securely to the stoma. Find guidance on choosing the right ostomy skin barrier.
Ostomy accessories are intended to make your ostomy pouching system more secure, more discreet, and more comfortable. Here’s a rundown that explains what ostomy accessories are and what they do.
To prevent leaks, your ostomy skin barrier needs a precise fit with the stoma. You’ll have to measure the stoma first, and this guide can help.