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katydid77 (@katydid77)

Urostomy: How do you care for skin under the wafer?

Ostomy | Last Active: Jul 23, 2020 | Replies (16)

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@engelee

I used to have skin problems especially when it is very hot and humid. Now every time I have to change my ostomies ( I have 2) I take a shower without wafers, just open. At one point I soap up with Ivory soap and wash each stoma. After the shower ( hopefully without leaks don’t drink several hours before changing.) when the stoma is quiets and area clean AND DRY I apply 2 Sensicare adhesive wipes to the area. No stoma powder etc. The important thing is to make sure skin is DRY when wafer applied . When really hot, you do have to make adjustments in lifestyle and avoid heat,direct sun.

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Thanks @engelee. Do we need to give the adhesive wipe time to dry also before applying the wafer? His skin has not broken down yet but is very irritated. We have been using the wipes and he showers without the wafer when it is time to change it.

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