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Outpaitent
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   Posted 3/2/2011 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Everyone with an Ostomy bag know that they can smell from time to time. I am wondering what everyone uses or does for odor control. I my self try cleaning the bag out every time I empty it (when at home) and I also use a lubricating deodorant as well as a filtered bag.

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summerstorm
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   Posted 3/2/2011 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
mine doesnt smell unless i have a leak. but i like the m9 drops
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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polishdan
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   Posted 3/2/2011 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Outpatient
I lost my sense of smell 35 years ago. However, my dog has a good sense of smell, as do most. She has NEVER stuck her nose near my pouch. With a "secure" pouch I do not think odor is a problem. I use no deodorants. When you empty that is another story........

Dan

Christine1946
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   Posted 3/3/2011 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
     Mine doesn't smell either.  We have a cat and sometimes watch our daughter's two dogs and none of the pets come sniffing around me, only when I have treats for them smilewinkgrin .  I use the m9 drops too. 
     When I was using the Hollister bags, one broke while we were at a concert.  No one knew, not even me!!!  Thank God I went to the restroom after the show.  That is when I made the gruesome discovery.  I just packed it with toilet tissue because my extra bags were in our car...really prepared huh..lol.  That evening I had eaten quite a few wintergreen mints and that is what it smelled like...minty fresh tongue .  I have since switched to the one piece Coloplast.  They are great, very strong.  I could put a hand grenade in them and they wouldn't split. 

stripey
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   Posted 3/3/2011 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Only have odour issue if a leak or when emptying it. Shouldn't be able to smell contents apart from then.
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

pswift520
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   Posted 3/5/2011 3:55 PM (GMT -6)   
There is no smell if you use peroxide everytime you empty.  Greatest thing I have found so far. Just a capful in  your pouch when you empty and your good to go. Sometimes I do admit I put just a little more in at night because I can usually sleep alnight without having to get up and empty.

Dave D
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   Posted 3/9/2011 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
pswift520 said...
There is no smell if you use peroxide everytime you empty.  Greatest thing I have found so far. Just a capful in  your pouch when you empty and your good to go. Sometimes I do admit I put just a little more in at night because I can usually sleep alnight without having to get up and empty.
How do you get the Peroxide in the bag? Through the drain? Aren't you afraid it might burn yor stoma?
Dave D 
 

Grandpa Dave is 72.
IBD since 1977
Perforation and resection 1993
Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis 1994
IBD since 1977
Received first J-Pouch 1997
Diagnosed as Chron's 2004
Redo, resection, and remove camera capsule 2005
Contracted Scleritis of the Eye 2008
Mild Stroke 2009.
Permenant Ileostomy 2011.

Four Grandkids

Older than dirt

80sChick
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   Posted 3/9/2011 5:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, you can just pour it in through the drain in your bag. I put it in a tiny bottle that I keep next to the toilet. It won't hurt your stoma. You can put it in your mouth, which means it's safe for your intestines. Just get the regular kind at the drugstore. It's like 89 cents a bottle.

blueglass
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   Posted 3/10/2011 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the peroxide tip, I'll try it. I just got M9 drops in the mail, about an hour before I headed for the ER, brought them with to the hospital. They are much better than anything I've tried -- had samples of adapt and dev ko, and tried breath mints when I ran out of those.

I am a little unclear whether my green poop is because of hospital things (contrast antibiotics) or because of the blue drops. If anyone knows, that'd be helpful. Guess I could just not use it once or twice to see, but I am really liking the absence of odor when I change.... since I still can't sit, it's bigger deal, feels like my face is just too close.

villager
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   Posted 3/10/2011 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, about the peroxide, ? is this the name it would have on the label in the pharmacy or would there be a popular/ cheap brand name . ? Also what amount would you put into the bag each time it is emptied

Cheers
UC since 1990, not a lot of fun
Qualified as ileostomate May 2010, a much happier boy now
panproctocolectomy, abdomino perineal resection, perm ileostomy
my colon may not be, but my heart is in the right place !!

summerstorm
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   Posted 3/10/2011 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
peroxide is just peroxide, thats the name that would be on the bottle.

blueglass the greeny color is from the M9 drops.
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-
No matter what kind of day you are having, take five minutes to sing loudly and dance like a fool!

Dave D
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   Posted 3/10/2011 4:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I just bought Hydrogen Peroxide at Walgreens for my first try. It's on sale. 16 oz cost me only 50 cents even!
Side note:
I tucked my Convatec Invisaclose bag over my seatbelt on my way home. I pulled into a friend's driveway to invite him to dinner with my wife and I. When I unhooked my seatbelt and got out of the car, I also unhooked the closure and deposited my load in a big blob on his driveway. He kindly offered and drug out his garden hose but declined the dinner invite.

We all had a good laugh. I'm still alot better off than I was three months ago.
Dave D
Grandpa Dave is 72.
IBD since 1977
Perforation and resection 1993
Diagnosed as Ulcerative Colitis 1994
IBD since 1977
Received first J-Pouch 1997
Diagnosed as Chron's 2004
Redo, resection, and remove camera capsule 2005
Contracted Scleritis of the Eye 2008
Mild Stroke 2009.
Permenant Ileostomy 2011.

Four Grandkids

Older than dirt

stripey
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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave D, how did you manage to put bag over seat belt, you're not one of these naturist drivers are you! :)
Crohn's dx 1989, loop ileo 1992, end ileo 1992. Arthritis developed 1990 Stoma abcess 1995. Azathioprine started 1995. Panprocolorectomy 1999. Stillbirth 2000, antiphospholipid syndrome dx 2000. Flare up 2004, stoma abcess and strictoplasty 2004. Low blood pressure dx with impaired kidney function 2006, fludrocortisone pres. flare up 2010, steroids, Humira, codeine.

blueglass
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   Posted 3/10/2011 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, summerstorm. Funny, my surgeon said the green poop could be from the antibiotics, but my roommate's ostomy nurse said it was from the M9 drops.

Great story Dave D....

Shaz032
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   Posted 3/11/2011 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Re the hydrogen peroxide, use only the 3% solution (not the stuff you use to dye hair, etc with - that's way too strong). The 3% solution is usually found in the first aid section and is dilute enough to use as a mouthwash and also to clean out scrapes and cuts.
Ileostomy for 34 years due to UC. I had my surgery at 10 years of age.

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ENIGMAWRAP
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   Posted 3/12/2011 10:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Dave D said...
I just bought Hydrogen Peroxide at Walgreens for my first try. It's on sale. 16 oz cost me only 50 cents even!
Side note:
I tucked my Convatec Invisaclose bag over my seatbelt on my way home. I pulled into a friend's driveway to invite him to dinner with my wife and I. When I unhooked my seatbelt and got out of the car, I also unhooked the closure and deposited my load in a big blob on his driveway. He kindly offered and drug out his garden hose but declined the dinner invite.

We all had a good laugh. I'm still alot better off than I was three months ago.
Dave D


Dave ! HA HA! You should have offered to buy your friend dinner for free after that! Kewl story!
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