The stoma is a small piece of your intestine that is brought to the outside of your abdominal area during ostomy surgery. Your ostomy may be permanent or temporary, and through this new opening, waste can leave the body. Even though it may seem complicated learning to care for an ileostomy at first, never fear. With practice, it should soon become a routine part of your day. This guide should help you learn to change your pouch and keep your skin comfortably free of irritation.
Take good care of the stoma because waste that comes out can irritate skin. Here are some tips to avoid skin irritation or leakage from your stoma:
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