The equipment is then disposed of once the process is complete.
A cap is used to cover your stoma in between irrigations.
You won't have to pay prescription charges for permanent colostomy equipment.
There are also drainable bags that only need to be replaced every one or two days.
Additional products that can make living with a colostomy more convenient include: Your stoma care nurse will be able to give you more information and advice about equipment.
You'll be given an initial supply of colostomy appliances, as well as your prescription information, before you leave hospital. Your prescription can either be taken to the chemist or sent to a specialist supplier, who will deliver the products.
To do this, you gently insert a small device into your stoma and attach it to a bag full of water.
You slowly move water into your colon so it washes it out.There's a wide range of colostomy appliances available, including: Colostomy appliances are made from non-allergic (hypoallergenic) materials to reduce skin irritation.