Hy-Tape Product Evaluation: 40 Year Old Ostomy Patient

For decades Hy-Tape has been used by doctors, nurses, and ostomates who require a latex free, waterproof tape that is gentle on skin, but holds in place. We have had the pleasure of working along side caregivers and ostomy patients for decades. Some of the latest innovations and improvements have come from hearing from their experiences. We decided to reach out to a group of ostomy patients from different backgrounds, who were not familiar with Hy-Tape and asked them they would like to participate in a 4 week evaluation. We supplied each participant with 4 weeks of tape, a set of questions to be answered at the end of each week, and a return envelope. Here is part of the directions for use that we included:

“Hy-Tape does not recommend any skin prep, lotion, or product to be applied to the skin prior to application as it may make the tape more aggressive or less effective. Please apply Hy-Tape to clean and dry skin in order to maximize its performance. We also ask that you live your normal life, try activities that you may have thought not possible, and document your thoughts and experiences.”

The feedback we received was almost entirely positive. There were some cases where the patients skin was irritated due to external factors not related to the tape. We reached out to some of those where we felt that environmental factors or body chemistry may have played into the the effectiveness of Hy-Tape. Factors such as skin integrity, lotions, and location of the stoma can all contribute to the effectiveness of Hy-Tape, and we ask that anyone experiencing issues with Hy-Tape should contact us.

One of the more touching and reveling participants was a 40 year old mother of 5 from Macon Georgia. This amazing young woman homeschools her kids, works part-time and is working her way back to health from a surgery that requires an ostomy (which she has been using for 1 year). Challenges she encountered were pancaking, leaks, and inability to stick when wet. Skin irritation led to raw, bleeding skin surrounding the stoma and average wear time was 2-3 days, but sometimes only 1 day.

After 1 Week:

Are you experiencing any issues keeping your appliance in place?
I am applying the tape and it is helping.

Have you had any skin irritation?
Yes, around the stoma area.

Are you experiencing any discomfort during the removal of the tape?
No, I use adhesive remover and it helps a lot.

Have you had an increase or decrease in the wear time of your pouch?
Depends on activity but wore one for 4 days!

Any additional feedback?
The tape is amazing!

After 2 Weeks:

Are you experiencing any issues keeping your appliance in place?
Not really.

Have you had any skin irritation?
Yes, by my stoma and around it.

Are you experiencing any discomfort during the removal of the tape?
No, using adhesive remover.

Have you had an increase or decrease in the wear time of your pouch?
About the same as last week, also depends on the output too.

After 3 Weeks:

Are you experiencing any new issues keeping your appliance in place?
No

Have you had any skin irritation?
Yes, trying to heal from previous weeks.

Are you experiencing any discomfort during the removal of the tape?
No

Would you continue to use Hy-Tape?
Absolutely

Would you recommend Hy-Tape?
Absolutely

What is your opinion of Hy-Tape?
It is amazing, high quality tape that I will continue to use.

Any recommendations or comments for the producers of Hy-Tape?
Awesome product!

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