Tips for stoma care in winter

Tips for stoma care in winter - HEAGI - Colostomy bags Specialist
In the cold winter, stoma patients will feel that the skin barrier is relatively hard when sticking the stoma skin barrier. Whether it is the skin barrier glue or the skin around the stoma, it is easy to be difficult to stick in cold conditions, which will lead to leakage or odor. Case.

01. The skin barrier becomes hard and not sticky in cold weather, what should I do?

Before changing the skin barrier and wearing it, you can cover the skin barrier with your hands or put the skin barrier under your arm to warm it up, so that the glue of the skin barrier will become soft and sticky.

When heating the skin barrier, be careful that the temperature is not too high or the time is not too long, so as not to damage the skin due to the high temperature of the skin barrier.

The skin barrier adhesive is made of heat-sensitive hydrocolloid. When the stoma skin barrier is in contact with the skin, you can cover the skin barrier with the palm of your hand for about 10 minutes, and at the same time try to lie still for 10-20 minutes before moving, so that the skin barrier and the skin are more closely bonded. stronger.

02. Skin pruritus is easy to suffer from in winter, and there are many precautions for bathing

Many friends with stomas will feel dry and itchy skin in winter, especially the elderly. In order to relieve itching, you can properly apply oil-containing moisturizers, but you must pay attention to avoid the skin around the stoma. The oily ingredients in it may affect the viscosity of the skin barrier, causing the skin barrier to stick weakly and fall off easily.

To keep the skin around the stoma healthy, it is recommended to use special care accessories for the stoma. Routine use of stoma skin care powder and plastic leak-proof stickers is enough. There is no need to use ointment to "prevent" skin problems.

03. What should friends with a stoma eat in winter?

Friends with stomas should be reminded to avoid meaty food and greasy meals every day when taking tonic in winter, so as to avoid excessive tonic, which is counterproductive, increases the burden on the stomach and intestines, and is harmful to the body.

After the operation recovers, you can establish healthy eating habits according to your own situation: eat a balanced diet, eat slowly, and replenish water.

When trying new foods, be careful not to eat too much at one time, so as not to cause intestinal discomfort, such as diarrhea and obstruction.

04. Troubled by friends with urostomy?

The cold climate in winter is a season that troubles friends with urostomy. Frequent waking up at night to discharge urine will affect sleep.

It is recommended to use an anti-reflux drainage bag to connect the urostomy bag and the drainage bag in series; the large capacity can hold more urine, so that you can spend the night with peace of mind, reduce leakage, and ensure sleep quality.


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