You Must Avoid These Common Ostomy Related Mistakes
Every person who has gone through an ostomy surgery tries his best to keep the area around the surgery neat and clean. Moreover, they try to conceal their ostomy bag as much as possible to avoid embarrassment in public. But you should never try to take any shortcuts especially when it comes to ostomy.
Many people make huge mistakes when handling their ostomy on a regular basis. These mistakes prove to be costly in the long run.
Here are some of the biggest ostomy related mistakes you should avoid at all costs.
Avoiding Seat Belt in Car
Many people do not wear a seatbelt in the car after getting an ostomy treatment. That is because wearing seatbelt with an ostomy bag is a bit difficult at first. Moreover, your stoma might get damaged because of the pressure from seatbelt in the event of an unfortunate accident.
But believe us, the potential threat to your life by not wearing a seatbelt is far greater as compared to the threat to your stoma buy an accident. Also, treating an injured stoma is way easier than the life-threatening injuries you might get by not wearing a seatbelt. So, never avoid wearing a seatbelt when you are sitting in a car. You should also wear soft and comfortable ostomy clothing for the best results.
Using Alcohol For Cleaning Your Skin Regularly
Many people use alcohol wipes to clean the skin around the stoma on a regular basis. While alcohol can actually clean your skin easily, put a long usage of alcohol on your skin can cause dryness on the skin around your stoma. So, avoid using alcohol to clean your skin around the stoma regularly, as it can damage your skin so early in the long run.