Coloplast Rep, Nate Majeres, Gives Great Advice!
Updated: Jun 11
At our monthly support group meeting today, Nate Majeres gave us great advice on products and how ostomates should be looking out for themselves! Following are some take-aways from the meeting:
Products with ceramide in them are great for "treating" skin issues.
Products containing hydrocolloids are designed to "prevent" skin issues.
If a barrier ring you are using contains pectin, that ingredient has been shown to breakdown when stool touches it. Given that, products with pectin should be avoided; specifically, barrier rings with pectin should be avoided.
The design of the barrier flange is crucial in maintaining a good seal around your stoma. Make sure you have the proper design if you are experience any leakage with your ostomy.
76% of ostomates report leaking as a problem within the last 30 days! This is a problem and the products you choose can have a major impact on your outcomes.
If you want to try free products from Coloplast, you can call 855-863-3912