Hey all. I have struggled with a fecal smell for years now...Every since I had my fistulotomy years ago. I could never tell if it was gas escaping, or maybe a little bit of draining still there after all these years. Regardless, it has given me terrible anxiety and I keep the area very clean.
I just saw Artist Guy post that he eats fresh papayas a lot and it causes the gas and stool to have no odor? I'm wondering if I should give this a shot. Can anybody else confirm this? I have never heard of this before but I'm ready to go out and buy Papayas right now!!
Any other remedies anybody has would be helpful too. I actually researched this problem a long time ago and there are thousands of people with the "smelling" problem. Fortunately for us; Chronies have a general understanding of where it comes from.
To add; I use preparation H wipes with Witch Hazel in them. Witch Hazel is supposed to be good for the bum, and anything that can help keep it clean and sterile downstairs is fine by me!!!
If I go out in public, I've been known to use spray deodorant in the area as well as I sweat a lot from anxiety in that general region.
28 Y/O Male DXed Crohns in 2000.
Been on many meds including Remicade.
Asacol and Pentasa on a when-needed basis as of recent
Current regimen: Diet and Exercise.