New Member, New Ostomy, Ostomy odor!!

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New Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/11/2010 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone.
I am a new member and just had ileostomy surgery two weeks ago. I have had Crohn's disease for 18 years and have tried every med in the book. I reached a point where I had no choice but surgery, so here I am. I am adjusting to the bag as well as I could, I guess, but need help. The contents of the ostomy smells SO BAD when I am emptying it, the odor engulfs the house. I read on the forum history that some people have used tic tacs, which I am going to try, but I see there are many different types of odor eliminators online and wasn't sure if any work better than others? There are tablets, drops, sprays, everything! I would appreciate any help you can offer me!
Thank you in advance.

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   Posted 1/11/2010 12:09 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there and welcome to hw there are a great group of ppl here and they will be glad to help if they can..check out the iostomy forum on here for some answers i think that would be better actually but hey dont stop posting n getting to know us here...lyn

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New Member

Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/11/2010 12:33 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you! I didn't realize there was an ostomy forum. I will go there.
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