One of the biggest worries for people who have recently had ostomy surgery is what other people will think.
“Can they smell anything from my pouch?”
“Do they notice my pouch?”
“Who should I tell about my ostomy surgery?”
Most people’s reactions will reflect your own attitude. If you are straightforward and confident about your situation, people will respect that and respond positively.
Time to Get Over the Odor
You will become more comfortable with your ostomy pouch over time, and will gain confidence in its ability to retain odors. Here are a few tips to help reduce gas and odor, and lead to increased confidence:
Eakin Cohesive® Seals can be molded to a variety of shapes to help prevent leakage around the stoma by acting as filler for uneven skin surfaces. This will help you feel more confident that pouch odors are under control.
Our expert team of me+™ ostomy nurses and product specialists is only a phone call away.
Call: 1-800-422-8811 (Monday-Friday, 8:30am-7:00pm ET)