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How to get rid of the smell of colostomy bag?

My husband has stage 4 colonrectal cancer. he has a colostomy bag. the smell from it and him are horrid. he will not do anything refuses chemo. what can I do for the smell? my daughter and I are ready to move the smell wakes us up at night. he is upset because I refuse to sleep with him. is there anything I can do?
Mon, 27 Mar 2017
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You can use activated charcoal in the bag--this will absorb smells and gases and reduce the stench. I can understand what you are going through--regards
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