Stoma paste is used to fill in skin irregularities around the stoma. Ostomy paste isn't an adhesive, but rather a caulk. It creates a smooth surface for your ostomy wafer to adhere to. Uneven skin contours can cause gaps around the ostomy wafer. This results in output leaking under the wafer and onto your skin. Stomal output is caustic and can lead to irritation and skin damage. Applying stoma paste before attaching your ostomy wafer prevents these issues. See our blog for instructions on how to apply stoma paste.
Ostomy paste can be applied directly to the skin around your stoma, or onto the wafer itself. While most ostomy pastes are packaged in a squeeze tube, Coloplast Brava makes a unique type of stoma paste that comes in the form of a solid strip. The malleable material allows you to mold the strip paste around your stoma. You can break off whatever amount you need and keep the rest of the strip in the plastic package for later use. Some ostomates prefer Brava strip paste because it is less messy than traditional stoma paste.