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Hi, I am new to a colostomy --just 5 weeks and have issues with my body, noise, will people know? But my twin daughters  let me know that it is important what is on the inside, not on the outside and that helps A LOT! Also one of my post-surgical nurses filled me in on the respect she had for ostomies because she would have lost her mother over 20 years ago if her mother hadn't had the surgery. I have remind myself that my colostomy saved my life, and that's priceless.
The belt is a great suggestion. I have used the belt on my daughter who is extremely heavy, plus I use Eakin Cohesive Ostomy Barrier Seal by Convatec. I use it all the way around the stoma (you can stretch it into any shape you like) and it gets warmed just by the warmth of your hands. It sticks to the flange like nobody's business and the pouch seems to stay put (I use the 2 part Hollister floating flange and pouch system). I am also a newbie and am still trying any suggestion anyone out there has for just about any problem.
Thanks for the tip. No, I didn't use the hair dryer since I wasn't sure whether or not you meant on the flange or the patient. I have tried calamine lotion to dry my daughter's skin, and that seems to work. Her skin is looking better and the flange seems to stick, so I guess I just use the dryer for my hair, but thanks for your interest and suggestion. It means a lot to me that people care.