Stoma Accessory Hacks

Good morning and happy Friday!  So excited for the weekend, have you got any plans?  We don’t have anything major planned but I will be off to Halifax at some point.

Stoma Accessories or Stoma Necessities?

There is a big debate at the moment about the products we get sent to help with stoma care.  Certain things are not being prescribed by doctors anymore as they feel they are not a necessity item – but lots of ostomates do not agree and say doctors have no idea about what it is like managing a stoma every day.

I don’t want to go into this debate too much as I feel that may take another post to do it justice.  I am very fortunate that none of the products I request have been blocked.  I do think that this, in part, is due to the fact that I only try and order what I really need and do not over order.  Using these supplies for other things may be seen by some as a bad thing but they are not used regularly for things that don’t involve my ostomy – they just work well on some things and I thought I would share them with you!

Skin Barrier Spray

This works fantastically well on my stepdaughter’s nappy rash.  A quick spray or two and it helps heal and then protect her skin.

“Did you know that our Elisse Barrier Spray also works on bites, prickly heat and heat rashes by reducing itching and soothing the skin”

Trio Ostomy Care on Twitter – @TrioOstomyCare

Adhesive Remover Spray

wipeaway

“I use the adhesive remover wipes to remove the residue from cannula tape in hospital.  I always have them packed and take them with me”

Alannah on Twitter – @glitterygutsx

I use it to get that horrible tape off that they stick over your blood test holes.  I have ripped my skin so many times that this helps so much!

Gelling Sachets

Ste’s mum pops a couple of these in her hoover to take advantage of the nice smell!

Dry Wipes

These are great for cleansing your skin when all my face cloths are in the wash. I use them with my cleansing oil, then to help wash off any exfoliators or face masks I use at night time.

dry wipes

They are also handy for finishing off cleaning your mirrors and windows – great for a streak free shine!

Disposable Bags

I don’t use them regularly for this but they once came in handy when I ran out of doggy poo bags until I went to the shop  It meant Knox still got his walk that day so he was very happy!

I hoped you enjoyed heqaaring these handy tips and that they may help some of you out!  Let me know if you have any more in the comments below,

NatalieThe Spoonie Mummy

4 Comments

  1. I try to be selective with what I use and tend to go for ‘less is best’ with my stoma supplies, but it can take a long time to find the right products for you and this can change over time. I do find some things I use, but irregularly, like extenders (ie. if swimming for security). Others are vital, like barrier wipes or spray. Dry wipes are sooooo important, they’re different to anything in the shops but I never thought of using them for my facial routine, let alone on my mirror (genius thought, I’ll have to give it a try)!
    Caz x

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    1. I definitely agree! So many people seem to order order order and wonder why their doctors can get a bit funny. But at the same time I’ve heard of doctors saying adhesive remover isn’t a necessity… I would like to see them pull a bag off their skin daily for a week and then come back and still say that! X

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