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Are you worried about odor during removal or emptying of the pouch?

Odor can be bothersome when changing or emptying the pouch, particularly when you're on the go. While your pouch should contain the odor effectively, a deodorant can give you peace of mind that odor won't be noticeable in everyday life.

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Brava® Lubricating Deodorant Brava® Lubricating Deodorant

Masking odor and lubricates the pouch

The Brava® Lubricating Deodorant masks odor and ensures stool is always at the bottom of the bag and not around your stoma. It also makes the pouch easier to empty.

 

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The Brava Lubricating Deodorant is designed to be used in your ostomy pouch and comes in an 8 oz bottle and a travel-ready single-use sachet. The sachet is convenient to use when you're traveling or on-the-go.

Hex-On® Hex-On®

Odor antagonist with a light, mild scent

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Hex-On® is an odor antagonist.
  • Controls airborne odors
  • Non-aerosol spray
  • Light, mild scent

IMPORTANT! If you have any concerns – such as skin problems or how to use new products – you should always consult your ostomy nurse.

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  • Ask a trusted relative/friend to be honest and tell you if they can notice any odor. 
  • A household air freshener or special odor antagonist sprayed into the room can help mask the smell when changing or emptying the pouch.
  • Try changing the pouch more frequently (the filter might be contaminated by output, or the plastic of your pouch might be worn out).
  • Make sure the outlet is cleaned properly upon emptying (if using a drainable pouch).
  • Try another type of pouch with another type of filter (SenSura Mio for instance).
  • Avoiding foods that intensify odor can be helpful (fish/eggs/leafy vegetables).  For those with a urostomy, asparagus can intensify the smell of urine.
  • Use a filter cover (they are little stickers that come in the box with your pouches) when your pouch gets wet.

Check your ostomy health regularly

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Join Coloplast® Care, our personalized support program that offers support and education when you need it, and we will remind you to check on your ostomy health on a regular basis.

The Ostomy Check helps you stay engaged with your pouching routine, enabling you to check that your skin is still healthy and, if not, seek guidance and advice to get you on the right track. 

Join Coloplast®  Care here or call us at 1-877-858-2656.

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