Bathing with an Ostomy

Showering and bathing with an ostomy can be easier when you have the right information and products.

  • You can bathe or shower while wearing your pouching system. Water will not harm or enter your stoma.If you choose to shower without the pouch, remove the skin barrier too.
  • Check your pouch seal. Before getting in the bath or shower, make sure your seal is secure.
  • Try ease™ Strips. ease™ Strips may be helpful if you will be bathing or showering for an extended period of time. Learn more and request free samples now
  • Use all-natural products. If you shower with your pouch off, make sure you use a soap that is oil and residue-free.
  • Listen to your body. If possible, select a time when your stoma is less active. 
  • Using a filtered pouch? Place a filter cover sticker over the filter opening before bathing. 


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