Managing and preventing irritation of skin around the stoma is critical to maintaining a positive quality of life when living with an ostomy. Always seek the guidance of an ostomy nurse when dealing with skin issues and selecting products that may help you maintain healthy peristomal skin. Here is a guide from the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN):
And below is an application to help you evaluate your skin health:
Peristomal Skin Assessment Guide
for consumers by WOCN Society and Hollister Incorporated
Scratching the Surface of Peristomal Itching: the Invisible Peristomal Skin Concern
Digging Deeper into Peristomal Itching: the Invisible Peristomal Skin Concern
Peristomal Skin irritation: Causes and Management
Ostomy Skin Barrier Formulations
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United Ostomy Associations of America
P.O. Box 525
Kennebunk, ME 04043-0525
Call us toll-free at: 1-800-826-0826.
Our Information Line hours are Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm (Wednesday until 2pm) EST. If you have an emergency, please dial 911 or contact your local medical professional.
Please understand that UOAA is a private, nonprofit, advocacy and informational organization. We are not a medical facility and we do not have medical or legal professionals on staff. Therefore, UOAA does not provide Medical, Mental Health, Insurance or Legal Advice.
UOAA is the leading organization proactively advocating on behalf of the ostomy community. Recognizing that we are always stronger together, we encourage everyone to get involved by joining our Advocacy Network. We’ve also created several Advocacy Tools and Resources to help you successfully advocate on behalf of the ostomy community to ensure every ostomate receives quality care.
UOAA does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.