K-Gum Karaya Powder for Peristomal Skin Protection


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Karaya Powder - K-Gum™ Karaya for Peristomal Skin Protection

K-Gum powder has three sizes:

  • 1 ounce
  • 3 ounce
  • 16 ounce

Karaya ostomy powder is most often used on open or denuded skin, the powder provides an absorptive and protective layer, allowing the wet skin to dry before applying the baseplate.  K-Gum (karaya gum powder) is a remarkable powder that absorbs moisture in open, weepy, skin and promotes granulation in open wounds.  Karaya powder is made from the highest quality karaya gum powder available and has the highest standards of uniformity, cleanliness, and performance.

Karaya is plant based and a natrual hydrocolloid. It has excellent skin care properties.

How To Use Karaya Powder:

  • After bathing, pat dry the peri-stomal skin (skin around the stoma)

  • Dust K-Gum stoma powder onto skin peri-stomal skin that is red or irritated. Karaya will protect raw and weeping skin by creating a sticky gel.  Let powder dry or crust

  • Apply the skin barrier/ostomy appliance as normal

Crusting Technique Steps Explained Using Karaya K-Gum Powder and a protective barrier spray

What Is Crusting?

Crusting describes a technique using ostomy powder and a skin barrier spray or wipe. A protective "crust" is created on the skin when combining these two products.

When Should I Use Crusting On My Stoma?

If your peristomal skin is wet, weeping, denuded, excoriated using the crusting technique will help improve your skin health.

Ostomy Crusting Procedure Steps:

  1. Clean the skin with a very mild skin cleanser or simply water.
  2. Dust a layer of ostomy powder (i.e. K-Gum powder) over the treatment area. Brush off excess using a piece of gauze. Your goal is to have completely covered the "wet" area of skin.
  3. Spray protective barrier spray over powder and allow it to dry. 
  4. Reapply daily or as directed by your stoma nurse.


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  • 5

    Posted by Croizier on 23rd Jun 2024

    Exactly what I was looking for. Great service! I have already ordered more!

  • 5
    Heals and prevents skin irritations.

    Posted by Dean on 21st Feb 2019

    Gr8 for weepy, excoriated skin. I use it daily and liberally around my stoma to prevent skin irritations.

  • 5
    Quality Karaya Resin

    Posted by Leon R.Pacifici on 19th May 2016

    Consistent high-quality powdered karaya resin. Can be used as additive to Carbo Zinc to improve stability and adhesion for stoma skin protection.