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Ostomy and odor control

A well-fitting ostomy pouching system should not have any odor while you’re wearing it. If you’re noticing odor, check that the there are no leaks in your pouching system.

Odor can occur when gas is released from the pouch (for those with colostomies and ileostomies) or from the output when you’re changing your pouch.

 

To keep odor to a minimum, consider these ideas:

 

Related articles:
10 Ostomy diet tips
Attaching an ostomy pouch
 
SOURCES
www.ostomy.org/ostomy_info/pubs/UOAA_NPG_Colostomy_2012.pdf
www.mayoclinic.com/health/ostomy/SA00072