mouthwash as a deodorant

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 1/14/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I learned something about mouthwash yesterday. They are not created equal when it comes to killing ostomy smells.

The Listerine type works great, since it has a germ killing agent in it. smilewinkgrin

The Scope type without the germ killing agent, not so good. shakehead
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at 28. Proctocolectomy and ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free, medicine-free, and very thankful to be healthy again :)

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 1/14/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   
i didn't know u could use mouthwash. i would have thought the alcohol would weaken the bag.

27 surgeries, 19 fistulas,c-section, endometrios,hysterectomy,arthritis,dry eyes,migraines,kidneys stones,allergies,chronic broncitis,memory not so good, too close to death several times, too many bowel resections to count,
permanent colostomy(rectum removed was harder to deal with than using a baggie the rest of my life) but.......
...... I am no longer a pain in the butt!!!!!!!!

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 1/14/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I like the Listerine also.  I also like "Lavoris" green which I get at the local "dollar" store.  It works really well also and is only...(you guessed it...) a dollar!!  wink
Hysterectomy 1998
Diagnosed IBS 2000
Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2001
3 Hernia Repairs, 2004
Repeat Vaginal Prolapse Surgery 2006 (the mesh from previous prolapse surgery had let go and fallen into my bowels)...
Removal of mesh from bowels (it was piercing holes all through my bowels and appendix and cecum, causing 2 fistulas and heavy bleeding vaginally and rectally)...mesh was removed, two pieces of large bowel removed and resectioned with a loop ileostomy. 2008
I have underlying connective tissue disorder (Ehlers Danloss Syndrome) which is the reason for the two failed surgeries)

vette guy
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   Posted 1/16/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been using mouthwash as a deoderant now for about 2 years. One time, in particular, my stoma started making gurgling noises as I was putting in some mouhtwash. It sounded like it was actually gargling with the mouthwash! True story!!!

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 1/17/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   

only you!!! Gargling!!!
Diagnosed with CD in 1979, many resections and meds
Perm Ileostomy July 1984 at Cleveland Clinic
Disease free since surgery 

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