Jul
16
2014

Ostomy Supply Accessories for Every Day

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When you first have your ostomy surgery, you are given medical supplies and a lot of instructions on how to use them. The colostomy bags, and flanges and wafers are obvious, you knew you would need those. However, there are a lot of ostomy accessories that are so clever that once you try them out, you won't know how you lived without them.

Bag It Away Ostomy X-Bag Bag-It-Away Ostaway X-Bags are specially made for disposing of colostomy, ileostomy, and urostomy bags. This product was designed by people who understand what having a stoma means. The Ostaway X-Bag is a leak proof, odor reducing ostomy disposal bag. The bags are whisper quiet and because it is made with a light absorbing film, you have 100% invisibility of contents. The Ostaway bags are compatible with all major brands including Convatec, Coloplast, Cymed, and Hollister. These bags can contain the higher liquid output of ileostomy as well as the odor that can sometimes be associated with colostomy output.

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KEM Osto-EZ Vent Ostomy Bag Vents The KEM Osto-EZ-Vent - Air Release Vent for Ostomy Bags can easily be attached to any ostomy bag. The vent permanently bonds to the ostomy pouch and can be opened and closed to allow air inside the pouch to escape. With the Osto-EZ-Vent there is no reason to remove the colostomy bag from the wafer, instead, you open the vent, which allows air to escape. When air builds up inside of your ostomy bag, it causes pressure to build as well. That build up of pressure can easily cause pouch explosions and it can cause the wafer to pull away from your abdomen causing a leak. There is a wonderful step by step direction sheet that explains exactly how to attach the Osto-EZ-Vent to your colostomy or ileostomy bag. This is a terrific product that helps ostomates with a very real problem, it is easy to see that this product was designed by someone who not only is familiar with the theory of having an ostomy, but has one personally.

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Colo-Majic Ostomy Bag Liners Colo-Majic Disposable Liners are biodegradable, flushable, discreet, and they can help increase wear time of ostomy bags by several days. The liners fit inside one and two piece ostomy bags and they can even be used inside of a closed pouch. It only takes a few moments to fit the liner inside your ostomy pouch and attach your pouch to your wafer just like you normally would. The Colo-Majic liners capture the output and keep your ostomy pouch clean and ready to be used again. Not only do the biodegradable liners protect your ostomy bag, but they can be flushed which can make emptying your pouch easier, specially in public bathrooms. The Colo-Majic Disposable liners are cost effective since they can help increase your wear time, so you use less pouches.

Below you will find a great video that shows exactly how easy it is to use the Colo-Majic Ostomy Bag Liners:



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Jul
2
2014

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24
2014

Great Day to Try Out Genairex Ostomy Pouches

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Mar
31
2014

Sale on Ostomy Supplies? Yes, Please!

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Mar
6
2014

Stoma and Skin Care

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24
2014

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Feb
20
2014

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Dec
4
2013

Sneaky Rudolph! Find Santa's Gifts for a Chance to Win!

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Dec
2
2013

Express Medical Supply Storewide Online Sale!

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27
2013

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Nov
14
2013

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14
2013

Drainable Ostomy Pouch vs Closed Ostomy Pouch

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9
2013

One-Piece Ostomy Bags vs Two-Piece Ostomy Bags

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2
2013

Choosing The Right Ostomy System For You

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