A wide range of pre-cut sizes available as well as cut-to-fit options for a secure fit, helping to improve weartime.
A silky soft fabric so that you can wear your pouch quietly and with comfort.
Split fabric backing for effortless and accurate positioning and getting a quick peek at your stoma without removing your pouch.
We're all different so all pelican pouches are designed to suit any body shape, ensuring a discreet fit.
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Paediatric eakin® pouches
Our paediatric pouches are just like a mini-adult bag. They offer the same comfort and security whilst being kind and gentle on young skin. Plus:
Teddy bear printed fabric with a split backing to let parents have a quick peek at the stoma.
Waterproof filter on the drainable pouches helps control odour with filter covers also provided (in a teddy bear design of course!)
Velcro closure on the drainable pouches to enable a quick and easy empty and clean - no mess or fuss!
No starter hole on the neonatal pouch (839703) ideal for loop ileostomies and mucus fistulae.
Changing your stoma pouch too often will increase the risk of causing damage to your skin around the stoma.
How much is too much?
If you are changing your pouch more frequently than this, you may need to consider changing to a different pouch. We would recommend you contact your stoma nurse as you may need to switch to a 2-piece system.
If you are experiencing issues with your pouch not sticking to your skin on application, it is often due to residue from your previous appliances. Your skin should be completely clean and dry to secure optimal adhesion. Here are some tips that might help.
Removing your pouch from the skin can cause damage to the skin on your abdomen. Gentle removal helps to prevent skin stripping.
Here are some things to that might help:
The skin around your stoma may be uneven due to creases or folds, this can vary from person to person and is common if you have lost or gained weight.
Uneven skin can cause your pouch to not sit snugly against your skin, which may lead to leakages or sore skin.
Creating a flat surface by filling in dips and creases before applying the pouch will help to prevent leakages or sore skin. A flatter skin surface can be achieved by stretching the crease or skin fold before applying a pouch or accessory product.
You might find eakin Cohesive® paste useful.
The term parastomal hernia is used to describe a bulge or swelling on or around your stoma.
Trying to prevent the formation of a parastomal hernia is recommended.
A loose/liquid output is more likely to cause leaks and cause you to empty or change your bag more often than you would like.
Medications, a change in diet or an infection can contribute to a change in bowel function.
Some foods to try to help thicken your output and slow it down include, marshmallows, jelly beans or a ripe banana.
Sometimes the first pouch you choose or is recommended to you by the nurse is not the correct pouch for you in the longer term.
If your body shape changes, if you put on weight or lose weight, or you become active – you may need to try alternative pouches to obtain a reliable stoma management routine, this may require input from your stoma nurse.
Any change can affect the performance of the stoma pouch and the security it offers you. Trying alternative pouches can help to achieve a secure reliable stoma routine.
Use your measuring guide once a week to measure the size of your stoma and cut your pouch to the most appropriate size. An accurate cutting template will help to prevent many skin and leakage problems.
If the hole is too big, the skin around the stoma will be exposed to the output and at risk of skin damage.
If the hole is too small, the pouch will not adhere securely to the skin.
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