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01-31-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Help!

So I got filtered bag and the stickers came in the box but I only was given enough stickers for one per bag. I read that i supposed to cover my filter when I shower but I dont have enough! What do I do!!!! Please help me!
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01-31-2012, 09:46 PM   #2
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You can get regular round stickers at the dollar store. Or use a piece of medical tape, or scotch tape...they all work as long as you don't spray the water right on it for an extended period of time. Bandaids work in a pinch too.
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02-01-2012, 10:57 AM   #3
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Awesome thanks!
02-01-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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do all bags with filters need stickers? I use dansac bags which have some sort of charcoal filter and I've never been given or used any stickers when getting it wet.
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02-01-2012, 11:26 AM   #5
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I have them with my bags but I never use them...I don't find the water on the outside blows the filter.
02-01-2012, 01:52 PM   #6
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Nope, never used mine either! Its not the 'outside' water that seems to blow the filter.
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02-01-2012, 06:00 PM   #7
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Seriously? I was so worried about it! I love my new bags with the filters cause it causes a lot less worry during the day when it used to fill up with air and I would get embarrassed cause it was obvious but these past two days I've not even remembered it was there cause I dont even notice! Its amazing! I wanted to make sure I didnt do anything to blow the filter
02-01-2012, 06:46 PM   #8
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It's if it gets wet inside that blows the filter. But you can tell when it's done, you can see the charcoal inside your bag.
02-02-2012, 06:47 PM   #9
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I've never used the stickers either. And I've had a stoma for 12 years.
02-04-2012, 03:55 AM   #10
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I want to try those!! But I doubt my insurrance will cover it
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02-05-2012, 11:12 AM   #11
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The filters on the convatec bags can get clogged with loose stool and start oozing. Especially when laying down sleeping ar night. So I have always used the stickers to stop the oozing. It can get on your clothes when the filter oozes. Does anyone else do this?
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