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Using Mentos for odor control

Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:05 pm

Hello, at my first teaching with the WO nurse, she told me I could use Mentos in for odor control. Do I just put it in the pouch, crush it, liquify it? I'm a newb to this. Thanks in advance! :-)

Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:13 pm

There have been a lot of question about odor. Thanks for sharing.

Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:39 pm

Hmmm.............I don't know.......maybe you eat it!  Regardless, I doubt Mentos would like to hear that people are using their mints for ostomy odor control.  Just wouldn't make good ad copy.  Here's hoping they don't find out!!  

A quick Google search turned up a post on here from 2016 that said "drop some mints (Tic Tac or Altoids or Mentos) in the pouch".........so I guess you don't eat them.  Huh. I would think carrying around a little bottle of mint extract might be a better solution.........but I don't have odor issues.  My crap isn't in me long enough to start fermenting and smelling.  You can find McCormick Mint Extract in the baking aisle with the spices......or there's lots of online DIY mint extract recipes.  Or.........I guess you can just buy some stock in Mentos!!  If this odor control thing catches on with Ostomates you could make some real stock dividends when the price soars!!  I better go check their stock price now............just in case this becomes a "thing" with the Millennials.

 

;0)

bob

 

 



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Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:55 pm

Hi there ,  I have a suggestion before you proceed with your odour experiment .  Look up " mentos and liquid " on youtube .. with some liquids ( coke maybe )  the effect is Explosive !  Maybe it's the CO2 . Check out the videos , very funny but not if it's your baggie that's exploding  ...literally . Either way the videos are good for a laugh .  🤯🤯🥳

Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:28 pm

I use Altos, but wouldn't use mentos

MBT
Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:15 pm

Wound ostomy nurses do recommend mints such as mentos and tic-tacs in pouches. I usually recommend tic-tacs or Altoids (smaller size) and placed in the pouch whole. They dissolve better.



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Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:32 pm

 

  MBT wrote:  

Wound ostomy nurses do recommend mints such as mentos and tic-tac-toe in pouches. I usually recommend tic-tacs or Altoids (smaller size) and placed in the pouch whole. They dissolve better.

 



Ah.......so I'll use a Mentos then. This way if I'm out and about......and totally out of mints when I meet a 'hottie'........I know where one still is!  

Always have to have a 'Plan B'.  

 

;0)

bob

Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:03 am

I have tried mints and whatnot, but found they didn't really work.  I use Hollister M9 deodorizer and it works very well. 

Be careful with putting just any old liquid or extract in your pouch-- depending on what it is, it could irritate your skin or your stoma, or degrade the plastic of your bag and cause a leak. 

Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:52 am

 

  MBT wrote:  

Wound ostomy nurses do recommend mints such as mentos and tic-tac-toe in pouches. I usually recommend tic-tacs or Altoids (smaller size) and placed in the pouch whole. They dissolve better.

 



Thanks everyone, I'm new to this forum and not sure how to do replies but I will start trying the Mentos since I purchased a "butt load" , LOL. 

Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:17 pm

I really think that nurse give you poor advise.. mint flavored , strong mints against the stoma is dangerous... burn the stoma. It like have a mint sitting on the edge of your lips for hours.

check out the odor solutions here.. some a pretty reasonable $  there are also other brands of Ostomy deodorant you can buy that do not cost much as $10.00 for 8oz .. this would last you about a month Safe n' Simple Ostomy Appliance Deodorant $13.33

Sat Jul 24, 2021 10:06 am

 

  MBT wrote:  

Wound ostomy nurses do recommend mints such as mentos and tic-tac-toe in pouches. I usually recommend tic-tacs or Altoids (smaller size) and placed in the pouch whole. They dissolve better.

 



Yes, I agree with using a whole tic tac in pouch. Haven t tried it but I should and will.

Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:44 pm

Tic-tacs work great. Small and they dissolve and they're cheap. I only experience odor with the first empty of the day. So I only use them at night. 

Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:15 pm

 

  Likafly wrote:  

 

 

Thanks everyone, I'm new to this forum and not sure how to do replies but I will start trying the Mentos since I purchased a "butt load" , LOL. 

 



Hi Likafly!

  I think you meant to say "boat load", not "butt load".  Cuz whatever you do with your Mentos.........don't put 'em up your butt.  Really......it won't be good.  Really.  "Boat load".....don't give people on here ideas...........cuz there's always one in the crowd who'll try it.

 

;0)

bob 

Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:18 pm

I've used a peppermint round candy before which worked very well...plus, they are cheap! If your insurance covers supplies try Devco tablets. I'm now using Hollister m9 Odor Eliminator Drops which work VERY well.

Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:23 am

 

  w30bob wrote:  

 

 

Hi Likafly!

  I think you meant to say "boat load", not "butt load".  Cuz whatever you do with your Mentos.........don't put 'em up your butt.  Really......it won't be good.  Really.  "Boat load".....don't give people on here ideas...........cuz there's always one in the crowd who'll try it.

 

;0)

bob 

 



Oops, this newb has a much to learn. Too funny 😂 Too funny to think someone might do that. 

MBT
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:37 pm

 

  w30bob wrote:  

 

 

Ah.......so I'll use a Mentos then. This way if I'm out and about......and totally out of mints when I meet a 'hottie'........I know where one still is!  

Always have to have a 'Plan B'.  

 

;0)

bob

 



Bob, the man with a plan! 😉

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