Ostomy supplies – pouches, skin barriers and more
At Clarks Pharmasave, we stock the very latest in ostomy supplies, including colostomy bags, to help you live life to the max without worry.
Our products are designed to help those who have either a temporary or permanent:
What is ostomy?
Ostomy is a type of surgery used as a treatment for several diseases of your digestive or urinary system. A surgeon will create an opening, known as a stoma, from inside your body to the outside, creating new ways for wastes to leave your body.
The waste is usually collected in a lightweight bag or pouch, which is attached securely to your skin with a skin barrier (seal) that covers the stoma. Modern ostomy pouches are lightweight, and lie flat against your body, so they are barely noticeable.
Ostomy pouching systems
Various systems are available, including:
- One piece, where the pouch and skin barrier are combined
- Two piece systems, where you can remove the bag without removing the skin barrier
- A drainable pouch which does not need to be removed to be emptied
- Disposable closed-end pouches
Many people try a variety of pouch systems before finally deciding on the best for them and their needs. Our team can guide you through the choices available for your requirements, and help with practical advice on fitting, emptying and trimming your skin barrier to the correct size for your stoma.
Ostomy accessories and supplies
Our team will be happy to advise you on what is available, and help you choose accessories such as belts and pouch covers. We also stock supplies such as skin barrier paste and powder, deodorants, and adhesive remover.