Absorbent gels are small, easy to carry packets that are emptied into your pouch and dissolve quickly when they come into contact with fluid. They turn liquid into gel which reduces pouch noise and sloshing. More importantly, when the liquid is turned into a uniform gel, it keeps the fecal output in the bottom of the pouch, away from your stoma and your skin. Cymed Ile-Sorb, Montreal ostomy and Nu-Hope are the brands we carry.
Absorbent gels should be an essential part of your ostomy supplies, along with adhesives and removers. Ostomy adhesives like the ones from Hollister provide a secure and flexible seal, but are gentle on the skin. Hollister ostomy also has a no-sting adhesive remover, which is made of a solvent that removes appliance adhesive and cements.