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She had a colostomy done 2 weeks ago and has irritating skin around area what can she use how to clean?
I am a muslim with a colostomy and find it difficult to be clean for prayers. What do you recommend?
Rubber gloves: The issue of clean and unclean in muslim culture is one of social convention as it is not stated in the koran. But the social conventions are strong - left hand for cleaning, right hand for greeting, etc. One way to help with this is to purchase rubber gloves and use them when dealing with the colostomy (a good idea anyway) and then you will be clean underneath. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomal appliance fit: Priority is a good fit of your appliance. Prevent any excess baggage to carry around, by burping gas from you bag, and dumping contents so as not to burden your appliance and to raise your risk for leak. Empty your bag at least daily or twice daily as needed. Replace the bag as you change appliances, don't bother cleaning it, but maintain the cleanliness of the connections and the outside. ...Read more
ABDOMINAL OPENING: The second part of the colon, which runs from the right upper quadrant to the left upper quadrant is appropriately named the transverse colon. If this part of the colon is brought up to the surface of the abdominal wall, as a stoma, it is a transverse colostomy. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Ask your caregiver about how often to change your colostomy pouch. The amount of time that you should leave your pouch on your abdomen depends on many things. The type of pouch you wear affects the amount of time you can wear a pouch. The kind and amount of stool you have also affects how long the pouch stays on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on disease: In order to give you an adequate response, i need to know what your diagnosis is. I am going to assume it is a colorectal malignancy. A colostomy is performed when it is necessary to bypass or remove the distal colon, rectum, or anus, and it is not advisable or not possible to maintain integrity of the bowel. The ostomy is permanent if the distal rectum or anorectal sphincter is removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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