Low cost ostomy deoderizer/swimwear for ostomy wearers

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    I've worked in the home health and hospice field for the past 7 years. I have a pt with a longstanding (approx 20 year old) colostomy an urostomy r/t radiation damage from cancer. As I draw near to her home health discharge date (for unrelated dx) she approached me with some concerns re: her ostomies.

    Question #1) Is there a low cost natural deoderizer for colostomy bags besides the ostomy fresh type drops---perhaps an inexpensive otc po herbal supplement? Her medicaid considers ostomy freshener drops a luxury item and won't pay. She states she has difficulties paying $20 a month for this item.

    Question #2) She would like to begin low impact aquatic PT program and is looking for swimwear that will discretely "worK" with urostomy and colostomy appliances.

    All suggestions welcome.....Thank you!
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    Quote from RubyRN,CHPN
    I've worked in the home health and hospice field for the past 7 years. I have a pt with a longstanding (approx 20 year old) colostomy an urostomy r/t radiation damage from cancer. As I draw near to her home health discharge date (for unrelated dx) she approached me with some concerns re: her ostomies.

    Question #1) Is there a low cost natural deoderizer for colostomy bags besides the ostomy fresh type drops---perhaps an inexpensive otc po herbal supplement? Her medicaid considers ostomy freshener drops a luxury item and won't pay. She states she has difficulties paying $20 a month for this item.

    Question #2) She would like to begin low impact aquatic PT program and is looking for swimwear that will discretely "worK" with urostomy and colostomy appliances.

    All suggestions welcome.....Thank you!
    I know people use mouthwash as a deodorizer with good results(Listerine especially)..For swimming look at the catalogues for supersized gals.I think two piece outfits with some kind of shirred top would work...tank tops and shorts type suits....http://www.ostomates.org/links/access.html. This is a very good website-anything anyone would ever possible need can be found here.....
    Last edit by ktwlpn on Feb 11, '04
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    I was taught to put 2 asa in the bag and it really works as a deoderant
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    Quote from BarbPick
    I was taught to put 2 asa in the bag and it really works as a deoderant
    ASA is no longer recommended....changes the ph and can damage the stoma....


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