• Kipp Harris

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

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