James65 wrote:Hi Mike,
Glad that you are keeping moving. It helps with the neuropathy and just feeling better. As to the wafer and back adhering, I make sure the bag is empty (important as even a little bit of product can cause pulling and irritation from the wafer) and I tuck it into my shorts to keep it from bouncing too much. So far haven't had an issue with the wafer coming off.
hawkowl wrote:With the right wafer/barrier you can exercise as much as you like with no fear of leakage. I live in a hot and humid climate and am active most of the day. I have also travelled extensively in the tropics
My secret for bag adhesion: use a moldable convex wafer plus a barrier ring as well as paste to any low areas, secure the edges of the wafer with a non irritating tape such as hypafix, wear a nuhope ostomy support belt to keep gentle pressure on the wafer without interfering with output, and use a stoma wrap such as ostomy secrets to keep the bag from flopping around.
Also, for hirsute men, hair removal is key (I have had laser treatments with great results).
I average 7-9 days per pouch/wafer in spite of being active and swimming and sweating
What has helped the most is the Cavilon Spray.
James65 wrote:What has helped the most is the Cavilon Spray.
There are also barrier wipes by Smith & Nephew that work very well for protecting the skin and adhesion. They have some alcohol in them, too, and that helps with any skin issues (a bit stingy, but works). I also use a Convatec convex wafer with disposable bag. I've never had an issue with them not sticking, though during summer when I run more I have to change them every three to four days.
hawkowl wrote:Here is a link to the tape I use with great success:
Hypafix Dressing Retention Tape 2 Inch x 10 Yards - Pack of 2 Rolls https://www.amazon.com/dp/B014SUA3MM/re ... EAbRSAHXWT
I definitely prefer drainable bags to disposable ones... quicker for me to drain/rinse/go than to snap off the old bag and snap on a new one. We all have different preference; it just takes time to figure out what is best for you
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