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      Check all advice with your medical team! Plus, quoting medical sources (HON code requirement)   08/25/2015

      Here at Ostomyland we are a patient run community - meaning we have learnt what we know as a result of being the patient and 99% of our members have got no medical qualifications whatsoever, and so any support replies are usually based on personal experience or friends/family-members personal experience. As a result Ostomyland strongly recommend that all members should check the accuracy of any support/health advice they have been given here with a member of their own medical team (GP, ET/Stoma Nurse/ Surgeon etc) BEFORE acting on it. This is for your own safety, as all our bodies are very different, and what works for one might not for the other, and for another it might even be dangerous! Ostomyland is not responsible for the content of the posts made, each member is responsible for their own posts. So if you ever did get any duff advice (unlikely, but could happen one day....) then blame the person who posted the message, and not Ostomyland. We are proud to be HON code certified and work very hard to meet the requirements of their principles. As such, and as requested under principle 4 of the HON code guidelines we must ask that members of the forums please quote sources for any medical information they give which is not based on personal experience.   Thanks.
mother Roz

How do I get that ^%&$#^ flange to stick.

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I have used the products sent to me for my daughter (who is mentally handicapped) to dry the skin around the flange.  I have the "no sting prep" and the "stoma powder" to make a crust.  Guess what - it doesn't seem to work and her skin is irritated.  How do I dry the skin around the flange so that it sticks without irritation?

Thanks,

mother Roz

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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.

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The company that makes my products has a wax ring, like a gasket you us under a toilet.  It is molded to ft the shape of the hole in the gasket and sticks very well.  Only problem is it sticks to the hairs when you take it off, lie a bikini wax I guess.  Someimes I use an Xacto knife to cut the hairs as I remove the gasket.  It is more work but the gasket will stay for five days.  

I hope that helps.

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