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Skin barriers are placed over the stoma that adheres to the skin to form a seal. It protects your skin from complications. Find an intense collection of Skin Barriers or Wafers; manufactured with features you need the most. There are Standard and Extended-Wear skin barrier with different opening types like cut-to-fit, pre-cut and moldable. Also there are skin barrier available on the basis of convexity you need.

Types of Skin Barriers

Standard Skin Barrier

Standard wear Skin barrier is good for patients having a colostomy. For ex. HolliHesive Standard Skin Barrier provides durability in the presence of heat and moisture while SenSura Mio Skin Barrier has an elastic adhesive and stays discreet.

Extended Wear Skin Barrier

Extended Wear Barrier prevents Skin irritation and provides additional protection from stoma output. It is best for the Patient having both Ileostomy and urostomy. For ex. Natura Durahesive Skin Barrier and New Image Skin Barrier with Remois Technology.

Pre-cut Skin Barrier

A Pre-cut pouch has a hole already cut to fit around the stoma. It just needs to attach a skin barrier to it. A Pre-Cut Barrier saves the time of cutting the aperture. For ex. Sensura Mio Skin Barrier offers wide range flat baseplates consisting of various pre-cut hole. where Genairex Securi-T Skin Barrier with flexible collar is great for patients having a skin allergy to tape. It is pre-cut and pre-shaped.

Cut to Fit Skin Barrier

These barriers are meant for a wide array of stoma shapes and sizes. It can even be used for stomas that not round in shape. It requires to cut a hole to fit around the stoma. For ex. Coloplast SenSura Mio Skin Barrier and Hollister New Image Skin Barrier.

Moldable Skin Barrier

A Moldable Barrier can custom fit around the stoma to help protect the peristomal skin. It is necessary for those whose output is more liquid. For ex. Convatec Natura Stomahesive Moldable Skin Barrier and Montreal Skin Barrier with Strips.

Flat skin barrier

Flat Skin barriers are non-convex in shape.For ex. Convatec Esteem Synergy Skin Barrier has mold-to-fit opening and hydrocolloid tape collar where Coloplast SenSura Flex Skin Barrier comes with adhesive coupling which provides the benefits of a one-piece in a unique combination of security and flexibility.

Convex Skin Barrier

Convex shaped barrier pushes the skin toward the body for those with too short stomas thus allowing the output to flow properly. For ex. Coloplast SenSura Click Skin Barrier provides shallow convexity for slightly retracted stomas providing flexibility, security and low pressure to the abdomen while Marlen Deep Convex Wafers with Flange offers complete skin protection and will not absorb drainages.

Flexible Skin Barrier

Flexible Skin barrier is a two-piece adhesive coupling system that combines the adhesive with a secure and flexible coupling.

How to Prevent Skin Irritation during Ostomy?

  • Use well-fitted and comfortable pouching system.

  • Barrier opening of your pouch should be the size of the stoma.

  • Keep measuring your stoma each time you change your pouching system for the first 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.

  • Change the size of pouch opening according to your stoma size changes.

  • Check for sign of skin irritation each time removing the ostomy pouch, also check for any signs of moisture leakage.

  • you can use a mirror to check your skin around the stoma.

Where to buy Skin Barriers online?

At Shop Ostomy Supplies we offers a wide range of Skin Barrier/wafers like standard ,pre-cut, Moldable, cut to fit, extend wear from top manufacturers such as Hollister Incorporated, Coloplast, Convatec, Nu-hope, Genairex. Shop Now!

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