I don't mean to have a bad attitude, but I'm INSANELY frustrated with my ileostomy stoma! I entered Burned Skin Circle MONTHS ago and can't find the exit ramp!
crusting--1 layer and two layers
slightly smaller flange opening
slightly larger flange opening
with and without Eakin
with and without paste
something called Hydrofera Blue against the skin
AllKare prep wipes
Skin Tac prep wipes
Turbot Skin Bond cement
You get the idea. I've done everything short of spackling the [expletive deleted] wafer on there and I get leak after leak after leak. The most I can get is two days and by the time I realize I have a leak, the skin is red and angry. It's only a ring about 1/8" around the edge of the stoma--which, btw, is flat as a fritter and barely distinguishable from the rest of the skin unless I press down--but that slick, weepy, burned ring is playing you-know-what with my ability to GET THE APPLIANCE TO STAY STUCK!!!
I asked a nurse friend of mine about how to get that frustrating ring of skin to heal and she suggested Duoderm--a product usually for wound care. Has anyone tried this? If so, was it successful?
PLEASE HELP. I'm going NUTS with this thing!
Thanks in advance for any helpful suggestions,
Janet in TX