Summer brings plenty of heat, perspiration and oils which can influence ostomy seals. Plus, after surgery, swelling reduces and stomas settle which can make it difficult to create a tight seal between the stoma and barrier. This tight seal can be important in helping prevent leakage and skin issues.
Ostomy barrier rings can be the solution to maintaining a tight leak proof seal. Barrier rings are typically moldable and come in different sizes. They are applied on the skin around the stoma before the flange/wafer/barrier and pouch are installed and can provide a worry free solution during our hot summer months.
Have a wonderful summer!