Healthy skin is an important part of a healthy life.
People living with a stoma have shared with us that preventing leaks and helping keep skin around the stoma healthy, are at the top of their list of concerns.
We understand living with a stoma brings unique challenges. Irritated and painful skin around your stoma should not be one of them.
Every time we have contact with you, our Secure Start nurses and advisors will ask you about the skin around your stoma (peristomal skin). Peristomal skin health is really important to us. Many people think skin problems are a normal part of living with a stoma, but our goal is to help you maintain healthy peristomal skin from the start.
An easy way of remembering this is to think about the skin around your stoma being the same as the skin on the opposite side of your abdomen.
Healthy skin is at the heart of it all. When peristomal skin health is compromised, it can lead to leakage, irritation and worry.
Our teams are trained to help you if you experience any irritation around your stoma. Use the list opposite to help maintain healthy skin, and do not hesitate to contact your Secure Start nurse or call the advisors if you are experiencing any problems or difficulty.
We offer a wide range of specific educational and lifestyle materials.
These resources include video guides, information booklets, care tips and much more. Please speak with your Secure Start advisor, or visit www.hollister.co.uk or www.dansac.co.uk where you will find our wide range of helpful resources.
Please contact us if you are worried about the skin around your stoma.
To discover how you can benefit from the Secure Start service or have any questions about the service? You can call us on 0800 3761310
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