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This article is part of our continuing series on ostomy items that we carry here at TotalHomeCareSupplies.com. Last time we talked about Hollister’s Adapt Paste – this time we’d like to explore a different paste: ConvaTec’s Stomahesive Paste.

Paste, when in reference to ostomies, is not an adhesive. Rather, it’s something of a filler to help with uneven skin surfaces, to help the bag stay closer to the skin. ConvaTec’s Stomahesive Paste is hydrocolliod-based – a hydrocolliod substance is something that becomes a gel when exposed to water. So this paste is gel-like and able to to be molded to the shape needed by the wearer.

How does this paste increase the wear-time of the ostomy bag system and protect the skin? On retracted and flush stomas, this paste can caulk in the crevices and make sure that skin barrier is as flush to the the surrounding skin as possible. This means less leaks, so the skin is safer and the seal is more likely to last longer.

Keep in mind that this is a pectin-based formula as well, for those with any allergy concerns.

There are two ways to apply the paste. One way to apply the paste is directly to the skin. Since some people find the paste more moldable when the it has been allowed to “set” for a bit, so the paste can be applied right after the cleaning of the skin, while allowing the area to dry before applying any skin barriers.

Another way to apply the paste is to the skin barrier or wafer. In this case you’d apply a small amount around the opening of the wafer. Do not spread it around, rather, apply the wafer to the skin to allow the paste to spread and create an additional seal around the stoma,

Do you have any other tips about using paste to help create a better seal for ostomy skin barriers? We’d love to hear them in the comments below!

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Top-Rated Ostomy Bags for Sale!

Need ConvaTec, Hollister or Coloplast ostomy products?  We highly recommend one of our top sellers:  the ActiveLife® One-Piece Drainable Pouch by ConvaTec!  The ActiveLife® One-Piece Drainable Pouch is a lightweight, flexible, one-piece system that patients and nurses have trusted for over two decades.  It’s  an easy-to-use one-piece ostomy system that combines both skin barrier and pouch into one unit.  The popular ActiveLife® one-piece drainable pouch is designed for maximum comfort and long wear time .

These pouches are offered in both opaque and transparent colors, with either a pre-cut or cut-to-fit skin barrier.  Its durable comfort panel is odor-proof and rustle-free to maintain discretion. The ActiveLife® One-Piece Drainable Pouch also comes with the option of either a Stomahesive (“standard wear”) Skin Barrier, or a Durahesive Plus (“extended wear”)  Skin Barrier.  The Stomahesive Skin Barrier – best when managing a colostomy – helps protect the skin against semi-formed to formed stool, while the  Durahesive Plus Skin Barrier  – best when managing an ileostomy – helps protect the skin against semi-liquid to liquid stool.  For all Activelife one-piece drainable pouch options, see here.

Need additional products for comfort and fit?  Our top-selling ConvaTec Stomahesive Paste is another popular product!  ConvaTec Stomahesive Paste provides a protective skin barrier which can be used to fill in uneven skin surfaces, and help increase ostomy system wear-time.  Use it to fill gaps between the skin barrier and your stoma, making a smooth surface for barrier attachment while protecting your skin at the same time.

For more top-selling ostomy products by Hollister, ConvaTec and Coloplast, visit our Ostomy Supplies page on www.totalhomecaresupplies.com.