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Intermittent Urine Odor
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Hygiene: If you are talking about usual urine odor that is present in some folks, i would suggest to exercise proper hygiene, to begin with. After each urine passage, you will need to wipe yourself from front to back, either using a wet hand or toilet tissue. If it is still the problem after you've done it, you will need to use more water (get in the shower) and rinse whatever remnants of urine are hiding. ...Read more
I live in an assisted living facility, and there is a real bad urine odor problem in one mans bathroom--what should they do for it?
Here are some ...: Solutions include changing diaper soon after peeing & pooping, removing the soiled clothes soon after change, properly ventilating the room, daily bathing the patient, treating UTI, changing catheter timely, & judiciously spreading deodorants. In fact, these should be a part of standard care in such facility. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it a problem?: Aside from looking into treatment for the incontinence itself, you can change incontinence pads often and practice good hygiene. Often people perceive the odor themselves as much more noticable than the prople around them. Talk with friends and family that you trust to be honest to determine if the odor is really a problem or not. ...Read more