Instructed patient about the skin around your stoma should look like it did before surgery. The best way to protect their skin is by: using a bag or pouch with the correct size opening, so waste does not leak, taking good care of the skin around your stoma.
Instructed patient To care for your skin:Wash your skin with warm water and dry it well before you attach the pouch. Avoid skin care products that contain alcohol. These can make your skin too dry.
Instructed patient Be sure to treat any skin redness or skin changes right away, when the problem is still small. Do not allow the sore area to become larger or more irritated before asking your doctor about it.
Instructed patient when to call the doctor the stoma is swollen and is more than a 1/2 inch (1 cm) larger than normal. The stoma is pulling in, below the skin level. The stoma is bleeding more than normal.
SN explain that the dehydration is a major risk for patients with an ileostomy. The recommended daily fluid intake is 8 to 10 eight - ounce drinks. The patient should include electrolyte - enhanced drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade.