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Lisa from blog -Crohn & Ik- tested Stomydo's stoma shower

Recently Lisa Kouwenberg of the blog -Crohn & Ik- tested the Stomydo stoma shower. She wrote a review about this and we would like to share it with you. Read more below.

Lisa writes:

Stomydo is a company that makes devices for the daily stoma care. That's how I was allowed to try out the stoma shower they developed. In this article you can read what I think of it, my plus points and small minus points. At the end of the article you also see a picture of my naked stoma, so be warned. This article is about a product received from a company.

Stoma shower
A stoma shower is an device for the daily stoma care. Stomydo says the following about it: "With the Stomydo shower you can easily clean and care for your stoma at the sink. With the fresh feel of a shower but in a faster way than if you were taking a complete shower. With only clean tap water your stoma will be cleaned and the skin around the stoma will be stimulated by a better blood circulation. This can prevent skin problems and irritations."

First impression
When I read that, I actually got excited. I don't have the same amount of energy to take a shower every day. But now that I have a stoma I have to took a shower every day to take care of the stoma and to clean it. Even though I didn't have the energy for it anymore. If I only cleaned my stoma with gauze, I didn't really get a certain clean and hygienic feeling. So I definitely wanted to try the stoma shower.

Delivered package
The shower comes with a complete package. Of course that includes the shower, but also a storage bag, mounting kit to adjust your tap connection and a towel. There is also an instruction manual and a brochure. The service provided by Stomydo is excellent. I don't have (of course) a normal tap connection and a separate adapter had to be delivered. I can always turn to them with questions.

Use
I find the use of the stoma shower very easy and quick. It's just a matter of attaching the stoma shower to the tap. Set the tap to the right temperature. After that I remove my stoma bag from my belly, I remove the worst stool if there is one and then I put the stoma shower against my belly. The tap turns on and I leave the stoma shower on my abdomen for a few minutes. I find it a very pleasant feeling on my skin. It's a soft ray coming out of the stoma shower. When I'm done, I disconnect the shower from the tap and let it dry for a while. After that it is easy to store in the storage bag that comes with it.

Advantages and disadvantages Plus points:
-Easy to use
-Useful for days when you don't have the energy to shower but want to feel fresh.
-A fine feeling on the skin
-Easy to store in the storage bag that comes with it
-Skin irritations such as itching become much less common
-I'm quick to finish taking care of my stoma
-Service from Stomydo is excellent and are willing to think along for solutions
-Thanks to the operating instructions and assembly kit, I was even able to adjust the tap connection for the shower with my two left hands.
-The videos on their site are also nice to watch how it works.
-I also think it would be nice to take the stoma shower with you on holiday if you have to change your stoma bag more often due to the warm weather.

Disadvantages:
-My beautiful design tap looks a little less design
-The stomashower is an expensive product that not everyone can afford. But the added value and the comfort are worthwhile in any case.
-It's still a nice size, which of course is necessary, which takes up a lot of space when it's stored. It also takes up a lot of space in your suitcase for travelling

Conclusion
As I think it's clear, I'm very pleased with Stomydo's stoma shower. I would certainly recommend it to people with a stoma who can afford it. I think it's worth the price in the end, because it's not a product that you use once. I will certainly be using the stoma shower often and I am curious to see if I will see skin improvement in the longer term as well. Anyway, I already notice that I have much less itching or small wounds.

Become enthusiastic too? You can buy the stoma shower here!

WARNING: Below are two pictures of my naked stoma. If you can't stand it, don't scroll any further!

"It feels nice and fresh."

"My stoma before I used the stoma shower."

"My stoma after I've used the Stomydo for two weeks."