A colostomy is an opening in the abdominal wall created by surgery. A colostomy is usually needed because a person’s colon is not working properly. The colon may not be working properly because of a health problem or a disease that required part of the colon to be removed. Sometimes a colostomy is used for a short period of time to help a person recover from a health condition. Other times, a colostomy is a permanent part of a person’s life.
Chances are, you have a roll of medical adhesive tape in your medicine cabinet, or you’ve seen some come into play at a sporting event. Sometimes referred to as surgical tape, this staple of the medical supply world has many different types and uses. If you’ve ever been curious about either, then it’s time for a crash course and put the ‘eas’ in adhesive.
Ostomy accessories can improve your experience with ostomy care. While these accessories are an optional part of your experience with an ostomy bag, they can offer convenience and comfort. There are different accessories designed to assist with different aspects of having an ostomy bag, including eliminating odor, sealing the skin, and adding security to the bag. Continue on for a guide to ostomy accessories.
Disposing of an ostomy bag doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. In fact, with today’s products, most of them come with easy-to-use, disposal bags. Still, many new users (as well as those who have used inferior products in the past) may find themselves unsure or nervous about which types of bags to buy.
For many people who have to use an ostomy pouch, one of the most inconvenient and sometimes difficult chores associated with it is emptying it. There are a number of different ways that you can do this, and no one way is right or wrong. It is whatever is easiest and quickest for you, personally.