How Can I Control Odour Associated With Urinary Incontinence?

People with bladder control problems are often concerned about odour. You can prevent your urine from having an unpleasant odour by drinking six to eight glasses of water per day.

Vitamin C is an effective urine deodoriser. Speak to your GP or continence advisor about this because it may not be suitable for you to take Vitamin C due to other medical conditions you have or other medicines you are taking. To keep urine acidic and naturally reduce odour, drinking cranberry juice may also be helpful.

The best way to control odour is a mixture of good hygiene and the use of gentle specifically designed cleansers and deodorants. Comprehensive personal hygiene and the use of clean undergarments daily is essential. After voiding or bowel movements, wipe from front to back.

If the skin is dry or reddened, a barrier film such as LBF may be useful.

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