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How can I get help for a sickening urine odor?

How can I get help for a sickening urine odor?

See a Clincian: A foul odor in the urine may be a sign of an infection, that will require a prescription to treat. See a clinician for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more

Urine (Definition)

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


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I have had urine odor for a while now. What should I do?

I have had urine odor for a while now. What should I do?

Hydration: It could be something you ate (asparagus?), dehydration or an infection. Increase your fluid intake. If the symptoms don't improve or if you start having pain, fever...See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you remove urine odor from skin down there?

How do you remove urine odor from skin down there?

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

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What can I do to get rid of urine odor on a wheelchair?

What can I do to get rid of urine odor on a wheelchair?

Vinegar & water: Use a mixture of 1 part white vinegar with 2 parts water and use a spray bottle to cover area well. Wait 5 minutes and wipe off with a terry cloth towel. May repeat as needed. Usually removes urine smell (except for cat urine!) well, and is harmless. ...Read more

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I leak and have strong urine odor, is there a problem I can fix?

I leak and have strong urine odor, is there a problem I can fix?

Maybe: Perhaps, the first thing i'd do is to rule urinary tract infection. This can be simply done in any doctor's office. There may be other issues, such as urinary incontinence that can cause leakage. A vaginal infection (if you are female) may sometimes contribute to your symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What foods help prevent urine odor?

What foods help prevent urine odor?

Dilution: Certain foods (such as asparagus) can cause odors in urine. There are no specific foods that "prevent" urine from being malodorous other than water (by dilution. ...Read more

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Are there certain foods that can prevent urine odor?

Are there certain foods that can prevent urine odor?

More water: There is no prevention of odor; just dilution or prevention by avoiding certain foods. Avoid asparagus. Drink lots of water until your urine is clear, then there won't be an odor. ...Read more

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What causes urine odor in older peoples clothing?

What causes urine odor in older peoples clothing?

Varies: Sometimes incontinence. Possibly not bathing as often or changing clothes as often for some. ...Read more

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How can I control the urine odor from incontinence after a stroke?

How can I control the urine odor from  incontinence after a stroke?

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