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Good daily hygiene and skin care routines help to promote healthy peristomal skin. Take care of yourself with this essential knowledge.
After your ostomy surgery, it is important that you know how to take care of yourself at home. That includes physical hygiene and caring for the skin around your stoma. Explore these essential tips.
Peristomal skin care
The skin around the stoma is called the peristomal skin. Here are some practical tips for keeping it healthy:
The peristomal skin should remain intact without irritation, rash or redness. It should look like the skin anywhere else on your body.
Bathing and showering
With an ostomy, you can shower or bathe just as you did before. Soap and water will not flow into your stoma or hurt it in any way.
Here are some helpful tips:
Follow these tips to help keep your pouching system secure and your skin barrier adhesion strong so you can bathe and shower with confidence.
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The information provided herein is not medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the advice of your personal physician or other healthcare provider. This information should not be used to seek help in a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency, seek medical treatment in person immediately.