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Top 10 Ways To Eliminate Urine Odors

Top 10 Ways To Eliminate Urine Odors
Shweta Chaubey

One of the most annoying and embarrassing things about incontinence is the constant worry about urine odors. Dark clothes or less social activity can only help one deal with urine odors for so long. However, getting rid of the constant smell of urine is crucial for one's own peace of mind.  

Smelly urine is a common concern shared amongst many people dealing with incontinence. Well, not anymore. It is hard to get the unbearable urine smell out of yourself, the house, garments, and bedding. But it is not impossible to get rid of smelly urine. All you need is a bunch of good infection control supplies and a little tactic. 

5 Ways To Eliminate Strong Urine Odors 

1. Cleansing 

The most efficient way to keep urine odor away from the body is to clean it thoroughly. Improper cleaning can lead to infections on or around the perineal skin. It is always recommended to use effective perineal skin cleansers often to wick out the moisture and bacteria. 

HPFY Suggests: 

DermaRite PeriFresh is a two-in-one incontinence product. It is a mild rinse-free cleanser and a deodorizer designed for efficient incontinence odor elimination. The PeriFresh is manufactured with a non-drying formula and contains aloe vera that keeps the skin nourished and healthy. 

 

2. Use Disposable Wipes 

Disposable wipes come in varied types, the most prominent ones being dry and moist. Both disposable wipes for incontinence can help curb infection and smell. The hypoallergenic incontinence wipes reduce the chances of cross-contamination.   

HPFY Suggests: 

Medline Aloetouch Personal Cleansing Wipes are ideal for everyday clean-ups for odor removal. These disposable wipes feature a quilted texture, and the ph-balanced, hypoallergenic wipes do not consist alcohol and reduce the risk of cross-contamination. 

 

3. Use Bed Pads or Adult Diapers 

Adult Diapers and disposable bed pads are absorbent, waterproof pads and briefs put under sheets or worn under regular clothes like undergarments to prevent urinary incontinence accidents. They are convenient and offer excellence in keeping the urine odor down. Adult diapers and briefs come in many sizes and styles for both men and women. These incontinence adult diapers for men and women allow people to live their social lives comfortably and happily. 

HPFY Suggests: 

Medline Ultrasorbs Air Permeable Disposable Drypads feature a moisture-proof back sheet that provides superior skin dryness and comfort. The super absorbent core wicks moisture away from the skin for increased patient dignity and better skincare. Air-permeable disposable dry pads help maximize air circulation, dry the skin, and reduce potential maceration from moisture buildup. 

 

Tranquility Premium Overnight Disposable Absorbent Underwear offers great comfort and protection to those suffering from incontinence. This disposable underwear is highly absorbent and prevents leaks from protecting the clothes and sheets. The leg cuffs consist of kufguards that channel the liquid to the core and protect during high-volume urine and bowel voids. However, Tranquility Premium Overnight Underwear is designed as nighttime underwear but is recommended as an ideal choice when extended wear is needed. These briefs are made of a soft, cloth-like material that is soundless and breathable for a comfortable feel. 

 

4. Use An Odor Remover  

Odor eliminators come in drops, capsules, creams, and even sprays. These are easily available and offer complete protection from incontinence odor. Many odor removers only mask the smell. However, a good quality odor eliminator not only hides the odor but completely removes it.  

HPFY Suggests: 

Coloplast Baza Cleanse and Protect All-In-One Perineal Lotion is a cleanser, moisturizer, and breathable barrier to protect red, irritated, chafed skin due to incontinence. This one-step perineal lotion combines a breathable skin barrier, mild cleansing agents, and moisturizing ingredients in one gentle, non-irritating formula. 

 

5. Let’s Try Essential Oils 

Incontinence is often a result of an overactive bladder. Essential oils can do wonders for bladder problems. They have soothing properties that help tighten the skin and tissue in the bladder region and reduce the issues associated with the bladder. They also calm the skin, relax the bladder muscles, and curb the urge to urinate frequently.  

HPFY Suggests: 

Amrita Aromatherapy Melissa Lemon Balm Essential Oil regulates the digestive system, relieves cramps, reduces flatulence, and stimulates the gallbladder and liver. Melissa oil promotes sensitivity and intuition and helps us find inner contentment and strength. 

 

Eliminate Urine Odor With Home Remedies 

1. Common Household Ingredients 

Home remedies are the holy grail when dealing with incontinent smells. You can easily make a strong odor eliminator to avoid staining your furniture and bedsheets

Mix a cup of peroxide in three tablespoons of baking soda and a couple of drops of dish detergent. Spray the mixture on the area you want to disinfect, let it sit for about 20 minutes, and rub it until the odor is eliminated. A small test patch first doesn't harm anyone! 

2. Changes in Diet 

Some foods like coffee and asparagus cause urine to smell bad or peculiar. Avoiding or curbing their consumption can help in better management of incontinence. Another cause of constant foul-smelling urine can be the development of urinary tract infections. It is always advisable to check with your physician as soon as any symptoms of UTI surface. 

3. Drink loads of fluids 

People with incontinence are often hesitant to drink enough water and other liquids. They prefer not to drink much water, so they don't need to use the loo too often. Howbeit, inadequate water intake causes their urine to become very concentrated and strong-smelling and leads to dehydration. Drinking 6-8 glasses of water a day dilutes the urine and reduces odor. Cranberry juice is specifically beneficial for bladder health.  

4. Vitamin C Intake 

Vitamin C tablets are also great at deodorizing urine but can interact with other medications or therapies. Therefore, it is important to consult with a doctor before taking vitamin c capsules. Refrain from substituting citrus fruits or juices for the tablets because citric fruits may cause bladder irritation and odor in the urine. 

5. Practice Proper Hygiene 

Above all, keeping yourself clean and moisturized is quintessential in managing incontinent odors. Always wash your hands once done cleaning and use medical gloves when necessary. Use disposable wipes for adults to clean the skin while in between bathing, change bedding frequently, and dispose of a used diaper as quickly as possible. 

Choose HPFY for the Best Urinary Incontinence Aids 

At HPFY, we offer you the best products to manage your incontinence. We have the best odor-eliminating sprays, disposable wipes for adults, adult diapers, and more at the best prices! 

 

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HPFY Shweta Chaubey

Shweta Chaubey

Shweta is a gifted writer with a keen interest in the arts. A law school graduate, her interest in health and wellness led her to HPFY. She believes in hard work, honesty, and being humble. These beliefs have taken her ...

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