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Everyday tips

Travel and transportation

  • By car, make sure that the seatbelt does not compress the stoma or the collection sac. If needed, place a rolled towel between the waist and abdomen of your child to protect the ostomy site.
  • By air, empty the collection sac more often. With changes in elevation and air pressure, air may expand and fill the collection bag more quickly. Keep extra ostomy supplies with you on board the airplane in your carry-on luggage.
  • When travelling, plan to bring plenty of spare supplies, including a change of clothing and plastic zip lock bags for soiled items.
  • Check if your usual source of supplies has a distribution site in the region that you are travelling; this may be helpful if you need to purchase extra supplies in the case of an emergency.

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