My wife has had an Ilia conduit operation 6 years ago & has a Stoma bag, crystals forming with burning sensation?
My wife has had an Ilia conduit operation 6 years ago & has a Stoma bag. She has a constant urine infection & has had to take antibiotics regularly as she has developed Kidney problems. Her urine is burning her flesh area around the Stoma and is causing crystals to form. She has been told to dab the area with white vinegar. A very painful experience every time, That area hurts all the time but however she has done this and after two weeks, they went. Very upset to see the crystals have returned after just two days. What else can she do to relieve the situation?
Thank you Doctor.
A permenant solution will be avoiding fruits and sticking with carbohydrates and proteins + drinking lots of water, this way you can sustain acidic PH which in turn will cause no crystals formation
She must avoid Taking oxalate rich foods like beer, chocolate, coffee, peanuts, spinach and sweet potatoes can increase the acidity in urine.
It is not good to eat protein rich foods on regular basis. The foods that contain high purine content like organ meat, sardines and anchovies should be reduced. Instead you can include foods like ham, chicken, beef, bacon, lentils, beans, cauliflower and salmon can be taken.
Reduce the amount of salty foods like chips, fried items, fast foods and pickles from your food since it can increase the calcium content in urine making it more acidic.
She should at least get 8 glasses of water per day to avoid them
You can reduce crystal formation by drinking plenty of water, limiting salt intake, avoid too high protein in diet and oxalate rich foods..
However dairy can help by reducing stone formation as oxalate can bind to calcium and can be removed out of bon
As the oxalate can get removed from body with calcium but avoid calcium supplements and take right amount of calcium it which is present in foods..
Also get her parathyroid levels checked..
Hope this helps..