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Keeping peristomal skin healthy

Having a well-fitting product solution plays an important role in preventing leakage and keeping your skin healthy. Good stoma care routines also help to maintain healthy skin. By following the Apply-Remove-Check routine, you can make sure your appliance is more secure and dependable. 
When applied properly, your products will do a much better job of protecting the skin around your stoma against output, a major cause of irritation.

A correct appliance-change routine starts with the proper application of your ostomy appliance.

A snug fit is key

Stomas can change shape and size

Remember that over time your stoma may change in shape and size. This is common and simply means that you need to adjust your cutting template accordingly. In order to make sure you’re applying optimally, check the size of your stoma periodically, especially if you have a hernia. You should always contact your Stomal Therapy Nurse if you are in doubt or notice any changes in the surface of the stoma itself, such as changes in colour or texture.

Be sure to use a well-fitting ostomy solution

To protect the skin around your stoma it is essential that you use a well-fitting ostomy solution that enables you to obtain a secure and snug fit. Your body profile may change over time so it is advisable to take a BodyCheck every now and again.    

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