This is when the output collects around the stoma and can squeeze between the flange and the skin instead of going into your bag. One of the reasons this happens is because there isn’t enough air in the bag and so the output doesn’t take a downwards turn.
If this happens, try lubricating your bags with baby oil or one of the many products available from the various supply companies. Squirt a little oil or gel into your bag and give it a good rub around before you stick it on. Take care not to get any on the adhesive as this can reduce the effectiveness of the seal. Covering the filter with one of the sticky patches that are supplied in each box of stoma bags, will prevent a vacuum forming inside the bag.
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