Maren - posted on 02/20/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )
I would like to hear what you do to help keep your child's stoma site dry and free of irritation (redness). My son's stoma site will look great for a bit and then go red, red red. Our surgeon has told us not to use any gauze around the site but that is hard when it's leaking a bit (not always) and I want it to stay dry. I also can't seem to find a good paste that works continuously. I have used Desitin, nothing, only clean with saline and dry, clean with saline and dry then use a 2x2, Butt Paste, and now I'm trying Neosporin (his site is so red). Owen is now 7 months and I would love to find something that does the trick.
Do any of you have any suggestions?