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Controlling Ostomy Odors

As if dealing with the necessity of wearing a colostomy 24/7 was not stressful enough, dealing with the odors can certainly push the stress level over the top. The real and ongoing concern of offending your family, friends, colleagues and anyone in the area with the overpowering odor of a leak or spill at work, on an airplane or in a restaurant is often enough to make you just want to stay home.

Tiny leaks and bag content residue on coupling joints can produce small amounts of offensive odors who's sources are very difficult to find and eliminate. This is particularly true of urine collection ostomy's. Just a small mist spray of OdorXit Concentrate solution (RTU) on the bag coupling before reconnection will eliminate the odor until the coupling is re-contaminated during the emptying procedure.

Small leaks and spills when emptying collection bag in a regular restroom or airplane head can be very difficult with no tools or vacuums cleaners available for cleanup. Fortunately, the amount of spillage is very small by comparison to a catastrophic bag failure, but the odor is still very powerful. Because Magic by OdorXit is so effective, a very small amount is all that is necessary to control the odor during cleanup. Using a small amount of diluted OdorXit Concentrate to neutralize the actual spillage material will make the cleanup process much faster and more effective. Another small application after the cleanup will eliminate the odor for days. Certainly long enough for whoever is doing the final cleanup to finish the job.

A catastrophic bag failure is without question the worst of all possible failures. And now you have a quick fix! OdorXit Magic will significantly reduce the odor while the cleanup is in progress.

OdorXit Concentrate diluted with water will eliminate the odor left on floors and if the clean up process is started right away on carpeting, before it can soak into the padding, the odor will be gone from the carpet too!

Use of a water tolerant vacuum cleaner like a Rainbow vacuum cleaner or any wet/dry shop vac will remove the bulk of the spill quickly and safely. Add a glass or two of plain water to the spill area to dilute the rest of the spill so it can be removed more easily. Thoroughly wet the area with OdorXit Concentrate solution and the odor will not return. After emptying the vacuum cleaner spray the hose and holding tank with OdorXit Concentrate solution to eliminate the odor there as well.

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Small leaks and spills on Clothing is always embarrassing, but again OdorXit Magic is your quick fix to control the odor instantly. Simply rinse the contaminant off the clothing, shoes, etc. with cold water, dry between paper towels (without rubbing) and spray with OdorXit Magic. Finish the drying process with a hot air hand dryer or additional paper towels and you are ready to go. When you get home, treat the area with OdorXit Concentrate solution to remove the odor from clothing.

Both OdorXit Concentrate and OdorXit Magic are really safe to use on your skin. They contain only water soluble organic salts and oils to completely eliminate most organic source odors, particularly feces and urine.

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OdorXit Concentrate is listed by the U.S. Department of Labor's Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) as being a minor eye irritant when in concentrate form and non-irritating when diluted according to directions. Regardless of what the MSDS says or the Dept. of Labor thinks, OdorXit Concentrate is a mixture of organic salts and oils that by their very nature have a small but not zero potential to cause allergic reactions in humans and pets. If any unusual reaction occurs, consult a physician immediately. OdorXit Products. will make every effort to supply any additional requested information to your physician.

Updated February, 2007

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