I never had a filter work either. I have tried the osto ez vents, and those are interesting. You actually have to install them yourself, and they make a little peekaboo into the pouch where you can lift the top off, like a sunroof sort of. That lets you get air out. The problem with it is, if you
open it and there's something under there, it can erupt like a volcano. It happened to me once. I was at home, but it was a hassle and I swore to never use a vent again. I used to also wear 2-piece pop on appliances and burp by
opening the ring slightly, but it's difficult to know whether it's an acceptable time to do that. Sometimes there's stuff caked at the top and it can make a mess. I never found a good way to deal with gas. People always say gas becomes less of an issue over time, but I only had my ostomy for 12 weeks, so mine was in high drive the entire time.
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