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We recently had this e-mail from an Oley member regarding a bad smell at her stoma site:
My doctor says it’s a low-grade infection and nothing to worry about. I tried a round of antibiotics and triple antibiotic cream, which did not help at all. I have had a feeding tube for two and a half years with no problem until five months ago.
I tried several different things to get rid of it. This is what worked: I put a layer of Udderly Smooth udder balm on first and then a folded square of toilet paper around the site. In a couple of days the smell was gone. The itching stopped immediately.
I’ve had a little bit of odor back, but it is still a remarkable difference for the better. I have had a BIG improvement since I started the Udderly Smooth.
I would welcome any correspondence through e-mail.
One of our clinician advisors also made this suggestion:
What some of our patients do—if they are using a dressing—is get oil of peppermint/wintergreen from a pharmacy and put a drop on the dressing, which should help with masking smell.