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Activated charcole

Posted by Dancingthrough, on Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:45 pm

Has anyone ever taken activated charcole capsules orally to eliminate very stinky wind. I have always been a bit of a windy person but since my Ostomy the wind is extremely smelly. Thanks

Reply by Bill, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 3:12 am

Hello Dancingthrough. I haven't taken charcoal orally, but mine is incorporated into the bags. It seems to work alright for me,  but I am aware this is not so for everyone. 

Best wishes


Reply by Bagface, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:15 am

Hi Dancingthrough,  I put Eucalyptus oil drops into my bag. I use 4 or 5 drops. You can buy this at Walmart. Works great!! 

Reply by Dancingthrough, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:11 am

Thanks for you replies.  The charcole in the pouches does not help me.  I have tried eucalyptus and it helps but not to my liking. M9 helps but again not to my liking. I’m starting today to try the capsules orally.  Here’s hoping it makes my wind dmell like roses lol

Reply by ron in mich, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:21 am
Hi Dancingthrough have you tried chlorophyll tablets they are supposed to help. good luck
Reply by Dancingthrough, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:25 pm

Thanks Ron.  If charcol does not work I’ll definitely give chlorpyll a go

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:52 pm

Dancing, keep us posted! Always interested in better odor control! I have tried most everything and nothing’s really works. When you empty your pouch in the bathroom, with both the toilet room fan and the bathroom fan on, it still stinks up my house and it stays around forever! Wonder why that is? It is so much worse than when it came out naturally. I am going to look into a high powered exhaust fan for those rooms! 


Reply by Bagface, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:11 pm

Hi Dancing. I've also heard of folks using peppermint oil, baking soda, and even  tic tacs! M9 did nothing for me. I got  lucky with the eucalyptus oil. Hope you find a solution!

Reply by Pabs72, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Hi Dancing, 

i have taken them regularly before I started irrigation, I used them to reduce the amount of gas rather than smell reduction, but I guess ‘less gas - less smell’, they worked well for me. The only advice I was given was to adjust my vitamin/supplement/meds taking time to the opposite end of the day to the charcoal tablets as they absorb more than just gas - they absorb toxins and can potentially absorb medication and vitamins if taken together. 

Best if luck 

Reply by Dancingthrough, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:36 pm

Thanks Pabs.  That is encouraging to hear that they work.  I am planning to start irrigating soon.  I’m going on vacation in a few days for 2 weeks so I will start when I get back. There are so many people I have chatted with on here that irrigate.  I hope it goes well fir me when I start. Thanks again.  Take care

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 pm


good luck on your irrigation! You will find it liberating! Please ask any questions you may have no matter how you Think they sound! It is all about the poo! 


Reply by bluejamiesmom, on Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:54 pm

I use Devrom chewable tablets. It almost completely gets rid of all odor.  Go to to order.  I chewed 2 after every meal at first; now, I just chew 2 after lunch and dinner.  No more embarrassing odor!

Reply by Puppyluv56, on Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:25 pm

Blue, gets rid of gas odor or the smell or your outputodor? Both? I have found nothing that goes in the bag that works! 

Reply by Newbie Dana, on Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:58 am

My husband tried the Devrom for a while. It was moderately successful, but being a chelating agent has some of the same issues as the charcoal tablets - it can bind to much more than just what you intend and can have some long-term consequences nutritionally. Instead, he made some changes to his diet that worked better, mainly avoiding foods with a higher sulfur content.

Reply by Mrs.A, on Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:53 pm

Seems to me some products work for some while not for all. I have tried Devrom as well and didn't notice a difference.

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