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What is involved in changing the pouching system?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

Changing the pouching system varies from person to person. The frequency depends on a multitude of factors, including what type of system you’re using, how active you are and your body’s natural…

How do I remove the pouching system?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

It’s a case of preparation is the key! Get everything you need within easy reach before you start. Then take it slowly. Remember that there’s a continual drain of urine…

What causes skin irritation?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

The main cause of skin irritation is leakage. And no matter what anyone else might tell you, leakage is not normal. The problem with skin irritation is that it prevents the…

Should I use soaps, perfumes and moisturisers?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

It’s okay to use a mild soap to wash the skin around your stoma – although not inside the stoma itself. However, avoid using moisturisers, oils, perfumes or soaps that contain any…

What types of baseplates could I use?
September 30, 2011 : : 0 comments

The baseplate is the part of the pouching system that both keeps the pouch in place and protects your skin from the products that exit via the stoma. They come in two…

Do I need a convex product?
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There are two shapes of baseplate – flat or convex. After your ostomy surgery has been performed, it’s most common to use a flat baseplate to begin with as this provides the…

How do I ensure a good fit with the pouching system?
September 29, 2011 : : 0 comments

It’s natural for your stoma to gradually become smaller in the first six to eight weeks after surgery. Because of this, it’s necessary to re-measure the stoma with every pouching system change,…

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