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Dermatitis (inflammation of the skin)

Dermatitis is a complex condition with many different appearances. If you have a history of dermatitis, you may have difficulty with your pouch sticking.  

You should not try to treat this on your own and should seek the advice of your nurse specialist.

The picture above shows a colostomy with localised contact dermatitis around the peristomal skin. This gentleman has a slight recess around his stoma and the pouch has not had an adequate seal allowing faecal leakage on to the surrounding skin.

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