17 doctors weighed in:
How can I bathe with a colostomy?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Shower and reapply
If the stoma is mature you can bathe normally, but you will need to reapply the pouch after your shower. Talk to your ostomy nurse and see if she has any suggestions or limitations for your particular ostomy.

In brief: Shower and reapply
If the stoma is mature you can bathe normally, but you will need to reapply the pouch after your shower. Talk to your ostomy nurse and see if she has any suggestions or limitations for your particular ostomy.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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4 doctors agree
In brief: As usual
Much like bathing a toddler being potty trained - accidents will happen but life goes on.

In brief: As usual
Much like bathing a toddler being potty trained - accidents will happen but life goes on.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Easy
Okay to shower with all parts of your appliance off, hair dryer area then reapply appliance.
Also okay to shower with waiver only. Or any combination. Good question.

In brief: Easy
Okay to shower with all parts of your appliance off, hair dryer area then reapply appliance.
Also okay to shower with waiver only. Or any combination. Good question.
Dr. Tracy Berg
Dr. Tracy Berg
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Dr. Wayne Wolf
Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Colostomy
Some patients cover their colostomy with a watertight dressing such as a band-aid or cellophane and tape.

In brief: Colostomy
Some patients cover their colostomy with a watertight dressing such as a band-aid or cellophane and tape.
Dr. Wayne Wolf
Dr. Wayne Wolf
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