ADVICE FROM OSTOMY PRODUCT SUPPLIERS

Shield HealthCare Ostomy Life

Coloplast: Life with an Ostomy

ConvaTec: You Are So Much More than Your Ostomy

Hollister Ostomy Care Learning Center


SWIMMING WITH AN OSTOMY

Swimming advice from Shield Healthcare


ADVICE FROM OSTOMATES

Ostomates at MCOA meetings help each other by sharing their solutions to a wide variety of ostomy care and product questions, helping each other concerning matters of product advice, ostomy care, diet, excercise, and other matters. This page offers example of that advice

Two-piece Appliance Snap-on

Snapping an ostomy pouch to a wafer is eased by applying just a bit of moisture to each piece. Less pressure is needed to make them adhere.

Toothbrush for Cleansing as Ostomy Pouch

One member uses a special toothbrush for final cleaning of the pouch's opening after it is emptied, cleaning areas that would be hard to reach otherwise.

Warming Coloplast Mio Wafer

A Coloplast representative recommended warming up the Mio wafer for two minutes before applying for better adhesion. That method may work for other brands too. A member of the group finds the method works for a ConvaTec wafer.

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