If the climate is warm enough to make you perspire more than usual, the barrier might lose adhesion and you may need to change your pouch more frequently.
Make sure your skin is completely dry before you apply a new barrier for good adhesion. It can be a bit tricky if the weather is very hot and humid – if drying your skin is difficult, you can use a hairdryer on low heat to dry the area (but be careful that it does not get too hot and keep it away from the stoma itself).
Apply sunscreen after you put on your barrier, as the lotion could affect the baseplate and make it harder to stick.
We recommend that your supplies are stored in a cool place – do not leave your ostomy products e.g. in the car for long periods during hot weather, since the heat may damage the adhesion.
Talk to your stoma nurse – and get the products you need
When spending time in a warmer climate you might need a few more products than usually.
For some people who experience issues with the edges of the baseplate lifting or rolling, Brava® Elastic Tape can be very helpful. Some worry more about odour, where a deodorant which neutralizes odour can be a possible solution. Or try the Brava® Protective Seal, designed to protect against leakage under the baseplate.
It is always a good idea to talk to your stoma nurse before going if you have any questions. You are also welcome to contact one of our call specialists at 0800 783 1434.