Odor eliminating drops--which ones work best?

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   Posted 6/10/2011 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sure this has been discussed on this board before, but I couldn't find any.  Would anyone share what brand of drops they find work the best in the bags to help eliminate odor?  I have heard of using tic-tacs too.

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   Posted 6/10/2011 11:53 PM (GMT -6)   
in the last week I have tried m9 and the hollister brand adapt, I definitely like the m9 drops the best!!! They work great!!! I've heard people use 3% peroxide just the kind u buy at the pharmacy and say that works great too and is really cheap ;-)

Hope this helps ;-)
Take care
Dee stay at home mom of my 2 beautiful children
dx with uc July '10
June 02 '11 the creation of Stella the stoma LOL! ;-)


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   Posted 6/11/2011 12:25 AM (GMT -6)   
m9 is good at home, and when im out i carry the packs of adapt lubricating deodorant and it works too, just a little messy.
i havent had any luck with peroxide or mouth wash.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007!
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   Posted 6/11/2011 1:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hollister M9 drops are great! Reliamed and Stop deodorizers work just as well. For me, mouthwash just makes it smell like minty poo, and hydrogen peroxide bubbles up too much and makes my pouch poof up with air.
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 6/11/2011 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
The peroxide works great for me.
Stephanie, 29 years old

March 2000-Diagnosed Crohn's Colitis
(Tried every drug imaginable, but lived 10 years with daily diarrhea)
March 18, 2010-Total Proctocolectomy and Permanent Ileostomy! :)
(Now med free, 4 subsequent procedures to correct blockages at stoma site)

Stoma named Zoe...She's my best bud!! :)

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   Posted 6/11/2011 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you use the M9 each time you empty your bag? I have to empty my bag at least 10 times a day........ that is a lot of M9 tablets!!

The smell can be horrific! I am now flushing right after I empty my bag, and then again once I am finished. Helping with the smell, but I now use the upstairs bathroom only, close the door, and put the fan on.........

I may need to get some M9 tablets!!!!! Buy stock in them too :-)

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   Posted 6/13/2011 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
For me the M9 worked pretty well, but the hydrogen peroxide works better. I also like that it's cheaper and it's clear. The M9 bottle is such (or perhaps I am such) that I sometimes spilled a blue drop somewhere in the bathroom before I put it down.... I put the hydrogen peroxide in a squeeze bottle and I have no issue with it.
48 years old, female.
2004 dx indeterminate colitis. Back and forth between Crohn's and UC dx. Many drugs, minimal success.
2010-11 Crazy skin and eye complications, high fevers, bad flaring. Out of good drug options, tired of scary drugs.
Feb 2011 -- proctocolectomy with permanent ileolostomy; abscess, blood clot. Still healing, still glad for the surgery

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   Posted 6/13/2011 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone try the pills you can take orally?

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   Posted 6/13/2011 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I use the M9 drops and they work very well. I don't use them consistently, but if I find my output is particularly odoriferous on a given day, I will put some in. My nurse told me to never use hydrogen peroxide. I have no idea why, as so many people have luck with it. Since I like the M9 drops so much though, I never had a reason to try the peroxide.
-39 years old
-Officially diagnosed with UC in 2006, though had symptoms since 1999.
-Had mild/moderate symptoms continuously until severe flare in autumn 2010 which required 2-week hospital stay
-Took Asacol, Rowasa, Canasa and Prednisone to manage flares but meds stopped working
-Tried 1 dose of Remicade but had excruciating joint pain and discontinued
-Had permanent ileostomy surgery 11/8/2010
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