Treating Urinary Odor

Urinary odor can be an embarrassing side effect of incontinence, for adults and children with bladder issues alike.

The simple thing to remember is that the less odor there is in a person’s urine, the less odor they’ll have to worry about when leakage from urinary incontinence occurs. Consider these steps to reduce odor.

  • Drink enough fluid.
  • Get examined for possible infection.
  • Change your diet.
  • Drink cranberry juice.
  • Take deodorizing tablets or Vitamin C

If someone who is incontinent still is detecting urine odors, there are other steps they can take, such as maintaining body cleanliness and using odor-reducing incontinence products. It’s also recommended that they wash urine collection devices thoroughly, disinfecting reusable parts with commercial cleansers – or with a solution containing one part white vinegar and two parts water.

Also, consider finding previously soiled areas using a black light. Urine will glow under black light, and once detected can be cleaned.

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