What Are Some Ostomy Secrets?


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Secrets and tips that someone with an ostomy knows include preparing for travel by precutting ostomy bags and tape to avoid bringing scissors through security checks, and bringing documentation from a doctor explaining the ostomy bag and supplies. Changing the bag before going through security pat-downs is also important.

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Other secrets and tips include using only water to clean the area to avoid any residue left by soaps or lotions that interfere with the tape, layering the top of the toilet bowl with toilet paper to avoid splashing when emptying the bag, and shaving around the opening to avoid pulling any body hairs when removing equipment. An ostomy is a surgically created opening to the digestive or urinary tract through which waste is emptied into a bag connected to the opening.

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