Stoma Powders and Pastes at Medical Monks can make your ostomy experience better. Protect the skin around your stoma, get a better seal to prevent leakage or alleviate symptoms of irritation with the wide selection of high-quality ostomy powders and pastes at Medical Monks.
We carry a wide selection of ostomy powders and pastes from brands you trust, like Hollister Adapt, Coloplast Brava and ConvaTec Stomahesive. If you’re uncertain about which skin protectant paste, barrier strips or stoma powder is best for you, get help from our friendly and knowledgeable customer care associates. They’re happy to discuss product specifics or help place your order – whether you prefer talking on the phone, texting, live online chatting or emailing.
The three most common peristomal skin problems are contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis and fungal infections. As with any change in health, you should contact your doctor or health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of new or recurrent problems with the skin around your stoma. An ostomy powder like Adapt Stoma Powder will help alleviate certain skin problems by absorbing moisture from broken skin around the stoma.
Another cause of peristomal skin irritation is leakeage. Ostomy paste is like caulking that helps seal your pouching system and protect against leaks. It can even out your skin’s surface to create a better seal with the base plate of your ostomy. ConvaTec Stomahesive Ostomy Paste assists with filling in uneven skin surfaces around your stoma to prevent leaks.
But if your skin is even and smooth, you shouldn’t need ostomy paste. A light dusting of ostomy powder helps keep the skin around your stoma dry, reduce irritation and help the base plate of your ostomy system adhere better. Once you’ve determined that you’re using the correct type of ostomy system for your situation, find a wide variety of ostomy powders and pastes at Medical Monks.
Whether you’re a caregiver or an ostomy patient, you may have wondered how to use stoma powder and paste to create a crust on denuded peristomal skin. The crusting method creates a barrier over severely damaged skin to which the ostomy can adhere while protecting the irritated skin. For some ostomates, the crusting method is a great way to provide security with their ostomy appliance.
Consult a professional wound care nurse or skin care specialist if you’re at all unsure about the condition of the skin around your ostomy.
To apply the crusting method, first gently clean the area with tap water or a no-rinse skin cleanser. Sprinkle a thin layer of stoma powder over the entire area, then spray the area with Cavilon No-Sting Barrier Film Spray. Once dry, this combination of Cavilon and stoma powder should allow adhesion of your ostomy pouch while protecting your skin so it can heal.