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Ostomy Rings Extend Ostomy Appliance Wear Time

A variety of ostomy rings are on the market from almost every manufacturer. The usual sizes are two inches and four inches in diameter. According to some ostomates not all ostomy rings are the same so it might be good to request s sample from the manufacturer before buying. The ring can be torn and molded to fit your stoma. Apply directly to the skin before you skin barrier. The ostomy ring will protect the peristomal skin by absorbing moisture and any leaks. Don't confuse ostomy rings with the flange extender strips as they are used to extend the life of your skin barrier by preventing the edges from rolling up.