After applying a new ostomy pouch do you cover the pouch with your hands to increase adhesion to your skin? If so, how long do you hold your hand over the pouch for?
For me, I only hold my hands over the pouch for a few seconds ... I do however spend a bit of time ensuring the edges are sealed ..
Thanks Andy, do you have anything particular you do to ensure the edges are sealed?
If it's a hot day, I use a hair dryer to run around the edges - it helps soften the glue and adhere nicely.
So long as the skin is dry, non greasy and clean you shouldnt have any problems .... fingers crossed!
Hi, I do keep hand over pouch but only for about 30 seconds, I tend to stay sat up on the bed for a minute or two because if I get up the top bit can lift. I now use a convex with a belt which makes me feel much more secure.
I hold my hand over it for a minute then use a Hollister belt. For the first few minutes I keep it snug and then loosen it up a bit!