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Do you have problems with pancaking?

Pancaking happens when there is no air in your pouch, causing stool to get stuck around the stoma instead of sliding to the bottom of the pouch.

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Brava® Lubricating Deodorant Brava® Lubricating Deodorant

Masking odor and lubricates the pouch

The Brava® Lubricating Deodorant masks odor and ensures stool is always at the bottom of the bag and not around your stoma. It also makes the pouch easier to empty.

 

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The Brava Lubricating Deodorant is designed to be used in your ostomy pouch and comes in an 8 oz bottle and a travel-ready single-use sachet. The sachet is convenient to use when you're traveling or on-the-go.

IMPORTANT! If you have any concerns – such as skin problems or how to use new products – you should always consult your ostomy nurse.

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  • Trapping air inside the pouch can help. Before applying the pouch, apply a filter cover and once the release liner is removed, blow into the pouch to insert a pocket of air. Finally, apply the pouch.
  • If you are using a one-piece closed pouch and the above doesn’t help, consider trying a two-piece system, or a drainable pouch, and use the coupling or drainable outlet to reintroduce some air - for example every time you go to the restroom to urinate.
  • Using suspenders or high-waisted pants can also help reduce pressure.

For additional support and advice concerning leakage, please visit the Coloplast® Care site.

Check your ostomy health regularly

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Join Coloplast® Care, our personalized support program that offers support and education when you need it, and we will remind you to check on your ostomy health on a regular basis.

The Ostomy Check helps you stay engaged with your pouching routine, enabling you to check that your skin is still healthy and, if not, seek guidance and advice to get you on the right track. 

Join Coloplast®  Care here or call us at 1-877-858-2656.

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