Ostomy Devices . . . .
. . . with an Ileostomy
Flexible wafers are the best fit that I've tried. A 'flex' type makes our physical activity much easier.
Attachment must be comfortable and secure to hold and carry about 10floz, or about 300ml, or about 1/2 lb.
Sealing against leakage with the flex type was tricky, and having an ileostomy makes that stoma seal crucial. The first minute of adhesion needs constant, uniform pressure, and moving fingers won't work well.
Here's a way  to apply uniform pressure around the stoma. That hex flange on this Tool helps get the job done. Heat the Tool in a large coffee cup with hot water faucet, or microwave oven, and help that seal last 3× longer.
(I use faucet + microwave for just below boiling!)

This sample is Hollister #8925
The Tool Works with All Brands.

Step 3
Step 1
Lift Barrier's
    Clear Cover,
Position the
Ring or Parts
    for Fit.
  Replace Cover.
Press Around Cut-Out for Best Seal.
Hollister #8925   1"
  "Flat FlexWear"
  Rear View (back side)
The Tool
Sized to clear
your stoma
Step 2
This Hollister Viewing Cover needs a firm tug its 1st time.
Preheat the Tool in Large Cup of Water by hot faucet or microwave =>100° Water.

  —  Here is Shower Time Option  —

Dry all, apply Powder where needed, use Skin Barrier Wipe.
Wipe the stoma surface DRY at last moment to avoid its mucus from rubbing onto barrier surface.
Attach Barrier to Skin, save Tape** Border till Last.
BE SURE stoma is centered.
Apply Heated Tool over stoma.

Step 3

Press Tool toward the wafer without moving, 30+ seconds.

Tape** Border edges

*Ring may be optional. It helps seal between stoma and Cut-Out.  The opening in ring MUST BE slightly smaller than Cut-Out to avoid trapping fluids.
When using a ring, a heated Tool is very beneficial. Thicker the ring, more heat and/or longer time works better.

**Tape border is the last step.  The separated tape border helps smooth attachment, and it allows applying pressure with the Tool about 20 seconds sooner.

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Patrick Mullins

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