Ostomy Caregivers, Nurses, Parents: Be a hero to your ostomates.
Common problems with an ostomy:
- Leaks around the flange/barrier/appliance;
- The appliance comes off (massive mess.);
- Pain from contact with seat belts, belts, jeans etc.;
- Hernias make it harder for the appliance to seal;
- Embarrassment caused by leaks or fear of leaks.