I change my bandages every other day but the smell is awful and never goes away and it's EXTREMELY embarrassing!!! What can I do to make it go away?
What can be done about the smell from pyoderma gangrenosum?
- 21 Oct 2014 by EBR910
- 10 November 2017
- pyoderma gangrenosum
There are dressings that have charcoal in them for that purpose, called actisorb, carbo-flex or clinisorb. It is used over the main dressing. Remember you are probably more aware of it then others are. If you have drainage there are little sponges you can use with the dressing called allevyn that will absorb it.
There is also a drop, called nilodor that you put a few drops on a cotton ball and tape it somewhere near where you are, we used it for this purpose in the nursing home. We used to tape it behind the patients headboard. It does away with peoples ability to smell. It does work great. They get their smell back when they walk away from it.
I’m dealing with PG right now and it sometimes has a horrible odor. But I’ve found a life saving dressing called PolyMem! It has properties in it like Glycerin that help speed up the wounds healing process, and I’ve noticed that it mainly smells bad after I’ve showered. Weird, yes.. but after letting it dry out for about 20 minutes then wrap the polymem on it. This product is very unknown by everyone, including Dr.s I’ve mentioned it to!! It’s really something great!
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