Adding Comfort into Stoma Care
As many ostomates know, a ‘usual’ stoma care routine can involve many pouch changes throughout the day, some more anticipated than others. Frequent, irregular pouch changes and dreaded leakages, can often leave skin feeling sensitive, irritated and sore. It’s for this reason that finding a flange compatible with your skin type can be one of the most important factors in choosing a stoma pouch.
The Unique Manuka Factor
Manuka honey is well known for its therapeutic properties. Used for thousands of years, research has shown that it kills bacteria, suppresses inflammation and stimulates the growth of cells, which may help the skin to heal.
The Unique Manuka Factor (UMF®) grading scale runs from 5 to 26. The Honey Research Unit provides this rating as a measure of antibacterial strength. A rating over 10 is commonly referred to as ‘Active Manuka honey’ or ‘medical grade Manuka honey’.
Stoma Pouches with Medical Grade Manuka Honey
Aura® is the only stoma pouch range which includes medical grade Manuka honey in the hydrocolloid flange and has a Unique Manuka Factor (UMF®) rating of 16+. The inclusion of medical grade Manuka honey in the flange may help to promote healthy skin around the stoma.
Aura® offers a full range of options which are all available on prescription, for colostomy, ileostomy and urostomy. To find out more about the range please visit www.clinimed.co.uk.
Freedom To Be
Aura® Flushable combines the latest flushable technology with the added comfort of medical grade Manuka honey. It now offers more choice than ever before of how to dispose of a used colostomy pouch. Both the inner liner and flange contain biodegradable materials* and can be flushed in domestic toilets, single flush siphonic systems and septic tanks, giving people the freedom to never have to carry a used pouch again.
As part of the Freedom To Be campaign, a group of Aura® Flushable users have shared their experiences of how a flushable colostomy pouch has improved their quality of life and given them back a sense of normality and freedom.
To learn more about the campaign and to hear their testimonies visit www.flushablefreedom.co.uk
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