Colostomy care

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Instructed patient caregiver some foods can produce odor: eggs, cabbage, cheese, cucumber, onion, garlic, fish, dairy foods, and coffee are among them. If you find that certain foods bother you, avoid them. Use an odor-resistant pouch. Check to see that the skin barrier is stuck securely to your skin, empty the pouch often. Place special deodorant liquids and/or tablets in the pouch.

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Instructed patient caregiver Eating regularly will help prevent gas, Eat smaller amounts of food 4 to 5 times a day. Do not skip meals to avoid gas or output.

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Instructed patient caregiver certain foods may cause gas, such as eggs, cabbage, broccoli, onions, fish, beans, milk, cheese, carbonated drinks, and alcohol.

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Instructed patient caregiver water will not hurt your ostomy. Normal exposure to air or contact with soap and water won’t harm the stoma. Water will not flow into the stoma. Soap will not irritate it, but soap may interfere with the skin barrier sticking to the skin. It’s best to only use water while cleaning the skin around your stoma. If you do use soap, be sure to rinse your skin well.

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Instructed patient caregiver Change the pouching system regularly to avoid leaks and skin irritation. It's important to have a regular schedule for changing your pouch. Don't wait for leaks or other signs of problems, such as itching and burning.

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Instructed patient assess bowel sounds in all 4 quadrants, assess effluent from ostomy. Empty pouch when 1/3-1/2 full, assess abdomen, report any abnormal findings immediately.

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Ostomy care Instructed patient you may shower or bathe with your pouch on or off. Remember that your stoma may function during this 

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Ostomy care Instructed patient If you are using paste, it may be easier to remove the paste before you wet the area. Some people may 
use adhesive remover. Do not worry if a little bit of paste is left on your skin.

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Ostomy care Instructed patient Always dry your skin well before putting on your new pouching system.

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Ostomy care instructed patient unless recommended, do not apply powders or creams to the skin around your 
stoma because they can keep your skin barrier from sticking.