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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/30/2009 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sure this topic has been covered before, but I'm new to the forum and looking for help.  Is there an herbal supplement or other aid I could take to decrease gas/odor  from my pouch?  I tried the deodorizers already.  Thank you.

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Date Joined Jul 2007
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   Posted 12/31/2009 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum. I've never heard of anything orally that you can take. Have you ever tried Hollister M9 deodorizer drops in the pouch? That's what works best for me.
Dx'd Crohn's in '99 at age 28. Proctocolectomy and permanent ileostomy in '06.
Disease-free and medicine-free since surgery and very thankful to be healthy again.

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   Posted 12/31/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I really haven't found any supplements:( Some use Beano, but I didn't find it did much for me.

BUT I have found a few things that work(for gas) for me: I do not drink with straws, I don't eat processed carbs(most important for me) and I sleep with my mouth closed. It took me a little while to figure out what foods are best for me, but I was really amazed at how much less of a problem gas it now :-)

As far a odor, the only thing I can say is 'we are what we eat!'

Welcome to the forum~glad you found it!!

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 12/31/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
well stuff usually comes out smelling like it went in. I foudn that peaches and whipped cream, come out smelling just like peaches and cream, lol.
But as for gas, gasx works for me, taken before i getgas
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 421
   Posted 12/31/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Im still new and when Oscar is "talking" to me, I giggle like a 3 year old. Im not sure when this amusement will wear off, but when it does I'll be sure to look for answers here! LOL.

RX Crohn's 1999, over 30 surgeries, 3 strokes, permanent colostomy and rectum removal.
"The most unfortunate thing that happens to a person who fears failure is that he limits himself by becoming afraid to try anything new."

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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted 1/1/2010 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   
A few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide (found in the first aid section of your supermarket - NO stronger than the 3% solution though, please) in my bag from the tail end is the best deodoriser I've found. It doesn't cover up odours - it removes it completely (Don't worry, the 3% solution is safe enough to be used as a mouth wash and is safe for your stoma too).

As a bonus... it's cheap!
Ileostomy for 33 years due to UC

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 1/2/2010 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I use M9 drops in my pouch also. When my output gets really stinky I start to drink lost of water because it seems to have more ordor when I'm a bit dehydrated. The other thing I do is rinse the pouch each time before adding to the M9 drops and use a kleenex to wipe the neck out.
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