Colour • Make sure the stoma is pink or red, NOT Blue —it could indicate bowel obstruction.
Consistency • Look for consistency of fecal matter: not too hard or too soft (watery).
Skin Care • Provide good skincare around the stoma to avoid skin breakdown, rashes, etc.
Barrier Cream • Apply skin barrier cream around the stoma to prevent feces coming into contact with the skin.
Pouch Changes • Change the pouch as often as needed.
Clothing • Make sure clothing isn’t too tight around the ostomy pouch.
Gas Bulging In Bag • If the pouch is bulging, there might be some gas from the stomach. You can release the gas by simply opening the pouch.
Easier Clean Up • If the pouch is looking really messy, you can clean up easier by just removing it and taking a shower.
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