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Keeping skin healthy

Having a well-fitting product solution plays an important role in preventing leakage and keeping skin healthy.
Good changing habits also helps maintain healthy skin.
By following the Apply Remove Check routine, you can make sure your appliance is more secure and dependable. 
Applied properly, your appliance will do a much better job of protecting the skin around your stoma against stoma output, a major cause of irritation.

A correct appliance-change routine starts with the proper application of your baseplate

Stomas change

Remember that over time your stoma may change in shape and size. This is common and simply means that you need to adjust your cutting template accordingly. In order to make sure you’re applying optimally, check the size of your stoma periodically, especially if you have a hernia. You should always contact your stoma care nurse if you are in doubt or notice any changes in the surface of your stoma

Be sure to use a well-fitting ostomy solution

To protect the skin around your stoma it is essential that you use a well-fitting ostomy solution that enables you to obtain a secure and snug fit. Your body profile may change over time so it is advisable to take a BodyCheck every now and again.    

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disclaimer   Before use, always consult the ‘Instructions for Use’ document delivered with the products. 

Check your ostomy health regularly

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Join Coloplast® Care, our personalized support program that offers support and education when you need it, and we will remind you to check on your ostomy health on a regular basis.
The Ostomy Check helps you stay engaged with your pouching routine, enabling you to check that your skin is still healthy and, if not, seek guidance and advice to get you on the right track. 
Join Coloplast®  Care here or call us at 1-866-293-6349.



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