Ileostomy absorbent gels are small granules that are placed into a clean ostomy pouch. As you produce output, the granules dissolve and turn the liquid into a gel. This allows the output to thicken and sink to the bottom of the pouch, keeping it away from your stoma. This keeps the stomal skin healthy and reduces the risk of leaks around the ostomy wafer. Some ileostomy gels come in small packets, while others are dispensed from a bottle. The packets do not have to be emptied and can go straight into a clean ostomy bag. Absorbent gels are suitable for use with a closed or drainable ostomy pouch. Visit our blog for more information on ileostomy gel packets.