The crusting technique

If your stoma skin is wet and weepy, use the crusting technique to create a proper seal to help protect the skin from stool and urine.

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Crusting is a skin care procedure where a crust is formed using stoma powder and alcohol-free barrier film. This in turn helps to protect damaged (wet and weepy) skin from stool and urine contamination. Read our guide for full instructions on how to correctly perform the crusting technique.