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?
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.
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