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Ostomy Support Belt-Stealth Belt – for Ostomates and Ostomy Supplies

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For an ostomy, there are several factors to consider in order to make the most of your lifestyle, including seasonal temperature changes. In temperate areas, where the temperature fluctuates between warm and cold extremes during the year, it’s only natural for an Ostomate to adjust to these shifts to ensure optimum pouch wear and ostomy supply reliability. Click this link here now Ostomy Support Belt-Stealth Belt
While most appliances, adhesives, pastes, and pouches may be used all year, active ostomates can need to make changes depending on the weather and their level of operation. Here are a few things to remember.
Summer and Extreme Heat
For the active ostomate, having a stoma in hot weather may be a challenge, but it isn’t a major inconvenience if you prepare ahead for the possible issues that heat and excessive perspiration may trigger. Here are some stuff to think about in the summer:
1) Most people’s skin is more prone to breakdown in hot and humid environments. Because of the friction and heat, rashes may develop. This is more common where an ostomy pouch is present. Find an ostomy pouch with soft-sided panels to reduce pressure, or consider covering your ostomy pouches in an ostomy pouch cover to save money in the long run.
2) Sweating allows more heat and moisture to pass through the membrane between the skin and the barrier. This additional moisture will cause your adhesives to fail. If this becomes an issue, consider using a stronger adhesive and/or an antiperspirant on the skin to avoid moisture buildup.
3) If you’re having leaks, use a stoma paste or an Eakin seal around the region to improve the seal’s integrity, giving you more trust and reliability.
4) Avoid using any Karaya rubber-based ostomy wafers at all costs. Many ostomates prefer these soft rubber wafers for warmth, but in extremely hot weather, these rubber seals can break down or even melt. Synthetic ostomy wafers and barriers can still outperform a rubber seal in terms of reliability in hot weather.
5) Your supply selection will be proportional to your level of operation. It’s best to have a range of pouching options on hand for various conditions for ostomates with the most involved lifestyles. If you’re a runner or swimmer, for example, you’ll probably want a smaller closed pouch with a waterproof seal when you’re outside. To further secure your ostomy appliance, you can use tape, a binder, or a strong cover like Ostomy Armor. Many of us who travel less and work mostly indoors in climate controlled conditions for the majority of the day, on the other hand, would be less concerned.
6) Actually, here’s something to think about in terms of your general health: Dehydration can strike rapidly and suddenly in osteomates because they digest and process fluids more quickly. As a result, it’s important to keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. (This involves things such as swimming, where you do not realise how much you’re sweating or how much sun you’re getting!)
Winter and Extreme Cold
When it comes to cold weather and an ostomy, most people are unconcerned. In terms of pouching, cold climates are actually good for Ostomates because you don’t have to think too much about the extra moisture induced by sun.
In most places that have both seasons, the indoor heat and outdoor air are usually dry compared to spring and summer, so be aware that this can also affect skin integrity in those with very sensitive skin. Since this extra dryness can aggravate an underlying skin condition, using a low-cost humidifier indoors could be beneficial if you’re prone to dry skin. You only need enough to hold a degree of moisture in the room, not enough to “steam” out the room (which may cause mould on the walls).

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