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Experiencing leakage from your ostomy?

Leakage of ostomy output can cause skin problems and embarrassment. Spotting signs of leakage early can help you stop a potential skin problem even before it develops. Your stoma can change in size, so you should measure it regularly to make sure your barrier opening is still the right size. If the skin around your stoma is uneven or has bulges, this is a very likely cause of leakage. Even tiny creases can cause output to seep under the ostomy barrier. If the skin is moist, the leakage might have happened because the moist skin surface makes it harder for the adhesive to stick. These accessories are designed to reduce leakage and protect your skin.

Brava® Adhesive Remover Spray – Sting-Free

The Brava® Adhesive Remover Spray is a silicone-based product designed to help lift the edges of medical adhesives – including ostomy barriers. It dries within seconds without leaving an oily residue. Adhesive remover assists with the gentle removal of the barrier to help prevent skin irritation.

Smith & Nephew Skin-Prep Protective Barrier Wipes

Skin Prep wipes are fast and easy to use, and only one coat is required, so less product is used per application. Moves naturally with patients’ skin, and won’t crack or peel. Skin Prep allows the skin to “breathe” so tapes and films adhere better.

Brava® Elastic Barrier Strips

Brava Elastic Barrier Strips are designed to support the outer edge of your ostomy barrier, keeping it smooth against your skin, so it doesn’t lift or roll-up. They are elastic, so they’re able to move with you as you bend and stretch. The Brava Elastic Barrier Strips help to reduce leakage and protect your skin.

Stomahesive Protective Powder

Convatec Stomahesive Protective Powder increases skin barrier wear time by absorbing moisture while helping to prevent skin irritation. By removing the excess moisture, the barrier will properly adhere, minimizing leakage.

Adapt Paste

Tube paste helps by filling in creases and folds to help create an even surface on which to apply your pouch. If the skin around your stoma is uneven or has bulges, this is a very likely cause of leakage. Even tiny creases can cause output to seep under the ostomy barrier.

Brava® Protective Sheets

The Brava® Skin Barrier Protective Sheet is a hydrocolloid skin barrier that can be applied underneath an ostomy barrier to further protect the skin from stoma output and adhere to moist skin. Brava® Skin Barrier is secure and flexible for total skin protection around stomas, draining wounds, and other areas subject to irritation.

Eakin Cohesive Seals

The Eakin Cohesive Seal is a donut-shaped ostomy accessory that can be molded to a variety of shapes. It acts as a gasket or barrier and provides enhanced protection for hard-to-fit stomas. The unique moldable hydrocolloid barrier forms a gel that helps prevent skin damage by sealing the area between the skin and ostomy appliance. It helps prevent leakage around the stoma by acting as filler for uneven skin surfaces.

New Image Cut-to-Fit Convex Flextend Skin Barrier with Tape

New Image Cut-to-Fit Convex Flextend Skin Barrier with Tape has built-in convexity for added security and skin protection for recessed, retracted and flush stomas. A convex solution provides a better fit around your stoma.

 

Cindie Hood is a Product Manager at AllegroMedical.com with a core focus on products that help active aging adults and caregivers.

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