Ostomy supplies can be a bit challenging to navigate if you’re not familiar with them. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate guide to ostomy supplies, so that you can find the right products for your needs and get the most out of your ostomy experience. In this article, you will learn about ostomy supplies basics, such as types of ostomies and pouch types. You will also find information on specific ostomy supplies, such as ostomy bags and ostomyiverses. Finally, we’ll round everything off with a guide to choosing the best ostomy supplies for you. So whether you are just starting out on your ostomy journey or have been using Ostomix products for years, this guide is for you!
What are ostomy supplies?
ostomy supplies can include anything from a pouch for waste removal to hoses and tubing for feeding and hydration. Many ostomates also choose to use ostomy pads or underwear, which can be purchased in various sizes and shapes. Ostomy kits may also include supplies such as wraps, adhesive tape, gauze pads, creams, soap and cloths.
Choosing the right ostomy supplies
When choosing ostomy supplies, it is important to consider what you will need and how much. Some supplies can be bought individually, while others, such as ostomy bags and belts, must be purchased in sets. It is also important to decide on the size of your ostomy system. Ostomy systems come in three sizes: small (less than 30 pounds), medium (30–60 pounds) and large (more than 60 pounds). The type of ostomy system you choose will also determine the type of supplies you need. For example, someone who has a small ostomy system will need a small bowel stoma bag and an elastic belt to hold it in place. A person who has a medium-sized ostomy system will need a medium bowel stoma bag and an elastic belt or strap. And a person who has a large ostomy system will need a large bowel stoma bag and an adjustable belt or strap. Some supplies that are common for all types of ostomies are toiletries (shampoo, soap, lotion), underwear, socks and undergarments, hats and sunglasses, blankets or comforters, and kitchen items like pots and pans or plates and silverware. It is also helpful to have transportation options available, such as car seats or backpacks for taking your supplies with you when you leave the house.
Ostomy care products
The ostomy supplies are essential for those living with ostomies. There are a variety of products available, and it can be hard to decide which ones to buy. This guide will help you choose the right supplies for your needs. First, consider what type of ostomy you have. There are two types of ostomy: Permanent ostomy is a surgery that creates an opening in the stomach so that waste can move beyond the intestinal tract and into a special pouch on the stomach or small intestine called an ostomy bag. Mildly Fistula Ostomy is a type of ostomy where there is a small hole in the side of the rectum and feces escape through this hole into a bag attached to the outside of the clothing. This type of ostomy requires different care than permanent ostomies because mild fistulas may not close completely, allowing moisture and bacteria to enter the bag and cause infection.