June 2014

Coloplast Brava Lubricating Deodorant Drops Help Stop Pancaking:
When you have an ostomy there are many challenges that you face on a daily basis. Luckily, there are a lot of products on the market to help combat some common problems had by people with ostomies. One problem that many people have is called, pancaking. Pancaking is when your output does not drop to the bottom of the bag and instead it sticks to the top of the ostomy bag by the wafer. An ostomy wafer is also called a flange or baseplate. Pancaking is a problem because that stuck output can stop the filter from working, which can cause problems with built up gas as well as odor, or worse, make the pouch come off completely. When the filter stops working it can cause the bag to fill up with gas and balloon out. The clogged filter can also cause issues with odor. Output being stuck against the wafer means that when more output is produced it has nowhere to go, so it often gets under the wafer or flange. Output under the flange can cause sore skin, irritation, and leaks. [More]