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given.  Before acting on suggestions from anyone, ostomates are advised to check with a doctor or stoma care nurse that the course of action is suitable

for them. Whilst every care is taken, the author will not be held responsible.


ACCESSORIES

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Absorbing agents (sometimes called solidifying agents) transform a liquid stool into a more manageable solid stool.  These are ideal for colostomates or ileostomates, who have a liquid/high output stoma.  When placed in a pouch, this product absorbs all fluids within seconds by turning the pouch contents into a gel, thus minimising odour and noise.  This allows emptying and cleaning to be managed more easily.  It reduces the possibility of the pouch contents moving back towards the stoma and thus decreases the risk of leaks, especially at night.  These absorbing agents can also reduce skin soreness, thus giving healthier skin.


AbsorbaGel from Opus Healthcare.

Sachets.


Absorbent Strips from Independence.

Strips.


Gellymate Absorption from Peak Medical.

Capsules and Tablets.


Gel-X Capsules from Oakmed.

Capsules.


Morform from CliniMed.

Sachets.


OstoSORB from Respond.

Sachets.


Perform Solidifying Agent from Pelican Healthcare.

Sachets.





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Glue is an accessory, which helps increase adhesion and gives added security of flanges and other stoma appliances.  A glue will help to ensure an ostomate’s stoma appliance or flange stays in position, even in the presence of perspiration and other light moisture.


SilBond Silicone Glue from Independence.

    











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Many ostomates encounter problems in numerous public toilets and changing rooms, as there are

no hooks available for hanging items, such as coats, shopping bags, ostomy products and personal

effects.  In this situation and many more, a portable hook system is very useful.  This type of product allows clean, dry, safe and hygienic temporary storage.  A portable hook system can also help in baby changing rooms, when camping, going to the gym, ski resorts, or even around the home when

storage space is limited.


Tidy Pal from Tidy Pal Limited.  






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Adhesive removers are designed to remove excess or ‘sticky’ adhesive from skin, whilst changing an appliance.  Some of these adhesive removers contain no alcohol, and therefore there will be no stinging effect on application.  These products gently and painlessly lift any adhesive away from the skin. There are two formats, aerosol sprays and wipes.  The aerosol spray can ease the appliance removal, and the wipes then remove any residue.


Adhesive Remover from Independence.

Wipes and Spray.


Appeel from CliniMed.

Wipes and Spray.


EasyLease from Oakmed.

Sachets.


Lift Plus from Opus Healthcare.

Sachets and Spray.


Offmate from Peak Medical.

Spray, Wipes.


OstoCLEAR from Respond.

Sachets and Spray.


Release from Pelican Healthcare.

Sachets and Spray.


WipeAway from Salts Healthcare.

Wipes and Spray.

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Some ostomates prefer to wear a special belt to hold their ostomy pouch in place.  Belts are not absolutely necessary, but they help many ostomates by providing additional support and increasing

the security of an appliance.  Wearing a belt can give self-confidence.


Belt Support Plate from Peak Medical.


Dansac Belt from Dansac.


Ostomy Appliance Belt from ConvaTec.


Ostomy Belt from Salts Healthcare.  

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Deodorant and lubricating gels reduce ‘pancaking’ and odour for colostomates.  The deodorant is formulated to breakdown odours rather than mask them with another scent.  The lubricant reduces static, and thus the likelihood of the plastic sides of the pouch sticking together.


Adapt Lubricating Deodorant from Hollister.

Sachets and Bottle.  


DeoGel from Opus Healthcare.

Sachets and Bottle.


OstoZYME from Respond.

Sachets and Bottle.

DEODORANT AND LUBRICATING GELS




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There are deodorants made specifically to absorb odour in stoma appliances.  Deodorants can be

used before and after emptying a pouch, spraying into the pouch and if necessary, into the room.  

They can be aerosols or drops.  Drops are ideal for deodorising bag contents.  One to two puffs of

an aerosol into the air before emptying or changing an appliance will assist in the elimination of any odour, and replace it with a fragrance.

  

It can be handy to carry a small spray deodorant to use when an ostomate is out and about.


AuriCare Odour Eliminator from Peak Medical.

Spray.  


Deo-Mint from Pelican Healthcare.

Spray.


Limone from CliniMed.

Spray.


Medi Citrone from Medicareplus.

Spray.


NaturCare from Opus Healthcare.

Spray.


Odour Eliminator from Independence.

Spray.


OstoMIST Odour Neutralising Drops from Respond.

Dropper Bottle.


OstoMIST from Respond.

Spray.






Limone from CliniMed.

Spray.







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DEODORANTS