The condition of the skin around your stoma can reveal a lot about your wellbeing and whether you’re using the right ostomy products.
Did you know that your skin gives you information on how you are doing? Your peristomal skin is no exception.
The area of skin surrounding your stoma may be small, but if it becomes irritated or damaged it can negatively affect your quality of life. It can also be a hint that the ostomy product you’re using may not be working for you.
That’s why it’s so important to think about your skin from the very beginning – starting right after your surgery. Keeping the skin around your stoma healthy with good care routines and the right products will help you avoid issues such as leakage, irritation, and pain.
For Jen and Lauren, the path to feeling comfortable in their own skin was very different. Jen did not have the right product from the onset, which caused many months of distress. Lauren, on the other hand, started off well and stayed well. Read their stories.
When it comes to skin health, you may not think of pH balance as a factor, but it’s actually very important in protecting the skin around your stoma. Learn more about pH and peristomal skin.Read More
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