The nurse is providing ostomy care for a patient after a colectomy. The patient is complaining of the foul odor coming from the ostomy. The nurse instructs the patient to consume more odor eliminating foods, such as:

Parsley.

Explanation

Patients with an ostomy can consume yogurt, parsley, buttermilk, and cranberry juice to help eliminate fecal odor.

• Foods that will increase fecal odor include beans, cucumbers, radishes, alcohol, asparagus, cabbage, eggs, and fish.

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