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Itching and Other Peristomal Skin Concerns

Sometimes You See It, Sometimes You Don't

From redness to irritation, to no visible signs of complication, itchy peristomal skin is a very real problem. No one should have to accept skin concerns as part of life with a stoma.


How much do you know?

Uncover facts about peristomal itching and other skin concerns in this interactive quiz.

  • How many people experience itchy skin around their stoma?
  • How many ostomy nurses hear about itching from their patients?
  • Do people with healthy looking skin experience itchy skin around their stoma?


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Making the connection between peristomal skin health and quality of life.

Health-Related Quality of Life

  • An individual's well-being and skin health can be important indicators in the successful management of a stoma
  • One way to measure well-being is to assess health-related quality of life
  • Tools used to measure health-related quality of life provide numerical "preference" values or "weights" of utility



Learn more about the impact of peristomal skin complications on quality of life.

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* compared to non-ceramide skin barriers from Hollister Ostomy Care


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1, 3, 5, 8, 9 Consumer Survey of Pruritus, Hollister Incorporated, 2016. Data on file.
2, 4, 6, 7, 10 Clinician Survey of Pruritus, Hollister Incorporated, 2016. Data on file.