PLEASE NOTE: The information in this section is meant as a general guide to help parents and caregivers with common issues and is not intended to replace the care provided by your child’s healthcare team.
Discuss your child’s unique needs with your healthcare team, including WHO and WHEN to contact when problems arise.
Irritated skin around the stoma: red, swollen, burning, presence of small red bumps, small wounds or slight bleeding
Skin protector does not stick properly to the skin
Detachment of the bag
Bleeding from the stoma
Movement of the stoma: sinks inward or sticks out by more than 0.5 centimeters from its usual position
For specific advice on your child or any other questions, do not hesitate to contact the enterostomal therapy nurse or your child’s healthcare team.