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 waterproof tape

Waterproof tape may be helpful if you will be bathing or showering for an extended period of time. If you choose to use waterproof tape, leave it on for the life of the skin barrier. Otherwise, you may peel off your skin barrier with the tape. 

Use all-natural products

If you shower with your pouch off, make sure you use a soap that is oil and residue-free.

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