Once you’ve had ostomy surgery, you will no doubt have many questions. An ostomate faces several challenges after this procedure, but with a little time and thought, everyday activities become easy and routine.
As you probably already know, good hygiene becomes even more important after ostomy surgery. Bathing with an ostomy is not difficult. The stoma does not interfere with being clean and there are many options available to keep the stoma from getting wet while showering or bathing. The type of stoma you have may play a part in what technique you choose.
You can shower with a pouch and barrier in place. The material on the pouching system dries quickly by towel drying or using a blow drier on a low setting. Soap, water, and air will not harm the stoma. When showering without the pouching system in place, there are a few factors to consider -
When you are in the shower, it is very important to keep the system dry. While that may seem impossible, there are many ways to make bathing an easy task. To make sure the pouching system does not get wet, consider the following tips:
Personal hygiene with an ostomy is easy. Your routine may be slightly altered from what you were used to. It may seem overwhelming at first, but creating your new normal soon becomes a habit. Once that happens, comfort and confidence follow!
Author Profile: Christine Kijek, Registered Colorectal Nurse
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