Asked by: Ildiko
asked in category: General Last Updated: 11th June, 2020

How do I stop my ostomy from smelling?

If you find yourself worrying about your pouch emitting gas or odors, here are five simple ways to deal with your concerns.
  1. Empty Your Ostomy Pouch More Often.
  2. Avoid Certain Foods and Beverages.
  3. Use a Filter in/on Your Ostomy Pouch.
  4. Use Odor Eliminators.
  5. Find the Right Ostomy Bag for You.

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Accordingly, how do you get rid of smell of colostomy?

You can also try to control the odor by adding parsley, yogurt, kefir or other odor neutralizing foods into your diet. Remember, foods like fish, eggs, onions, and garlic can cause ostomy output to be more odorous. This doesn't mean you have to avoid them, but just some food for thought.

Likewise, does a colostomy bag smell bad? Many ostomates worry about odour. If the stoma bag fits well there should be no smell except when changing it. If you do notice a smell from your bag, you should check it as there may be a leak under the flange and the bag will need changing.

Herein, why does colostomy smell so bad?

Smell and wind All modern appliances have air filters with charcoal in them, which neutralises the smell. Most people will be aware of the smell of their colostomy because it's their own body. You'll have more wind than usual immediately after having a colostomy, but this will slowly reduce as your bowel recovers.

What is colostomy odor?

Many people who have an ostomy are concerned about odors. They worry that people will be able to smell their ostomy pouch and it can make them feel self-conscience. There are some great odor eliminator products that you can use to help with odor if you feel concerned about it.

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