Skin around your stoma can get irritated by one of these problems below:
- Leaks from your ostomy appliance. It can be very acidic.
- Sizing of the wafer opening can be either too large or too small. If it's too large leaks can occur and if it's too small it will pinch the stoma.
- Skin sensitivity to tapes, adhesives, protectants and other materials.
- Changing your ostomy pouch too often.
- Wounds near the stoma.