Awful Smells

@GardenGerty (99389)
United States
January 17, 2016 9:18pm CST
Earlier today I read two different posts about smelly people. Or smelly situations. I responded to them, and then remembered a "trick" I had been told more than one time. If you are frequently in these smelly situations, or in others, like changing diapers, keep Vicks Vapo Rub in a pocket. If you rub it under your nose, that will be all you smell. I probably would find it more useful when someone has vomitted. It is very effective at fooling the senses. Anything to help survive a task you have to do. What do you do when you have a smelly task? http://www.mylot.com/post/2883580/have-you-ever-been-overwhelmed-by-someones-odor
I won a victory yesterday. Not just for me, but for all the pregnant girls who can't take their migraine medication, and people with asthma and perfume...
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@sharon6345 (125971)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I do this with scented lotion and it does work great. I buy good lotion that has concentrated scents.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
Lotion is a great one!
@sharon6345 (125971)
• United States
18 Jan 16
@infatuatedbby And many people have it on hand.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I imagine anything with a good strong scent would work.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
I just don't breathe through my nose.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
Hope none of us have too many smelly situations. One person talked about being seated on public transportation next to someone who smelled badly.
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@jaboUK (53936)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 16
@GardenGerty There was someone on the last plane we were on a month ago - she smelled awful, but fortunately she was across the aisle from us so we only smelled her when she got up. The poor people next to her!
@JudyEv (123387)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
This is a good idea. Anything that masks the smell should be helpful.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I think it would be. I did mention in one of the discussions that one incident for me was working with a person who did not seem to wash his wool clothes and so whether he reeked or not, his clothes did.
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@JudyEv (123387)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 16
@GardenGerty It can be hard to get a perspiration smell out of clothes - or dirt smell I guess.
• United States
18 Jan 16
I always keep a miniature travel sized perfume with me and wet wipes hand sanitizer.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I like hand sanitizer even after I have washed in cases where I feel "gross". I do not use it all the time but I like to have it when I travel as well.
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• United States
18 Jan 16
@GardenGerty Yes, me too! I like to bring both kinds, the liquid and the wipes.
@gr8nana6 (2194)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I cover my nose with a cloth and hurry to get it done as fast as I can.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
That does sound very practical. I never had too much trouble with diapers of babies, but more trouble when I took care of incontinent adults.
@kaka135 (14098)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 16
I used to do that as you mentioned, but with a Chinese medical oil. It has a strong aroma, so it can help to get rid of other smells.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
What is in the Chinese oil. Vicks Vaporub has Menthol, Eucalyptus and Camphor.
@LadyDuck (157655)
• Switzerland
18 Jan 16
I am not surprised the Vicks Vapo Rub has a strong smell and it covers all the other smells.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
It does and if a person sees you use it they may just assume you are trying to clear a stuffy nose.
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@UncleJoe (9966)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
18 Jan 16
I just say, "Bless your little heart!" and change the diaper.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I most recently have had to care for incontinent adults and it seems to take longer. It was at that work site that I saw someone doing this. Also for taking out trash.
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
18 Jan 16
That's great tips.
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@GardenGerty (99389)
• United States
18 Jan 16
I imagine anything with a powerful smell will work, if it is something that you like.
@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
19 Jan 16
EMS does this, or a version of this! hubby always had some on him for DOA calls or nasty homes, or poo or or or