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I've washed my hands with 4 different soaps and they still smell of raw fish

Time to follow my father's steps and try the nuclear option? 😬

tfan123 · 46-50, M Best Comment
Rub your hands on anything of stainless steel
tfan123 · 46-50, M

Stainless steel might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to foul odor removal, but it’s actually a highly effective method. As mentioned previously, the cause of the foul odor in fish is the trimethylamine oxide breaking down into ammonia compounds. Stainless steel binds to these ammonia molecules – neutralizing them and removing the fishy smell. This binding ability is also what causes stainless steel to resist corrosion.

To remove the smell, simply rub both hands for several seconds on a stainless steel sink, faucet or appliance. Then wash your hands with soap and water as you normally would.
tfan123 · 46-50, M
@Elessar. Thank you for best comment 👍🙂 Whenever I get fishy hands especially from cleaning the pot we occasionally have crab legs in, I always rub my hands on our stainless steel faucet or a bar of stainless steel. Voila - no stink 👍🙂
Elessar · 26-30, M
@tfan123 I'll try this, I've lost hope with everything else and even the degreaser aside from ruining my skin leaves a horrible smell (bleach)

You been touching them women of loose morals? 🤔
Elessar · 26-30, M
@FishBotThing That tends to be cod more than sardines, usually
Miram · 31-35, F
@Elessar is there a lot of cod in Italy?
Elessar · 26-30, M
@Miram Nope but all the descriptions I've heard of people who ended up with fishy partners specifically mentioned a smell of «merluzzo»
Miram · 31-35, F
I remember years ago you had nail damage and it was growing back too slow.

You still don't know why?
Elessar · 26-30, M
@Miram Oh, me too. Also because with the cost of fuel it wouldn't be economically feasible catching it instead of buying it.

* Btw I didn't fish sardines, sardines were the bait.. yet the impression I'm having is that my hands still smelled a bit of them from yesterday 🙊 and now of course it got reinforced
Miram · 31-35, F
@Elessar what did you fish?
Elessar · 26-30, M
@Miram 3x mackerels and an uncountable number of horse mackerels
Well any soap endorsed by a medieval rooster is good enough for me!
@Elessar Real question: it worked, right?
Elessar · 26-30, M
@SomeMichGuy I didn't try yet 🙈
@Elessar Bleach is an irritant, I'd be skeptical and wary.

I wonder if mincing some garlic and rubbing it all over would help--it's supposed to be anti-fungal, anti-bacterial & anti-viral...maybe some component of that stench would be removed. At least no one would look askance at an Italian smelling of garlic.

[You know, you probably have found yourself in a medieval fairy tale! You didn't kill a fish, you killed some magical ruler who cursed you with his dying breath to forever smell like the last form he'd taken!]
Use anything made out of stainless steel. Rub ur hands on it under running water. No soap meeded. The stainless steel will kill fish smell. Not a joke
MellyMel22 · F
What about lemon and baking soda? You can make it like a scrub or soak them?
Elessar · 26-30, M
@MellyMel22 Tried it, doesn't work 🙈
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
Lemon. Slice it up and work it into the skin..😷
Elessar · 26-30, M
@whowasthatmaskedman Already did. It's powerless against sardines. It works with other fish but those are too strong 🙈
whowasthatmaskedman · 70-79, M
@Elessar Sorry. I hear Mackerel are pretty ripe too..😷
Elessar · 26-30, M
@whowasthatmaskedman I handled those when they were alive mostly, they're mostly odorless by then

Sardines were the baits, so definitely stronger and dominant
JSul3 · 70-79
Try alcohol.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@JSul3 First thing I tried, zero effect
JSul3 · 70-79
@Elessar Yikes!
Wonder if you could sweat it out?
Time to ask a doctor perhaps.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@JSul3 Nah it's mostly gone now, it's only the nails, but it's very very faint. It could even be that I got nauseated by the smell so much that I continue to sense it when if it's effectively gone
smiler2012 · 56-60
@Elessar i would read the label first before using it
Jenny1234 · 51-55, F
Elessar · 26-30, M
@Jenny1234 These sardines have won over the citruses
Jeephikelove · 46-50, F
When was 15 years old I worked in my cousins fish shop , I had to pat the fish down that were all laid out on a big chest freezer with specially coated newspaper 🗞️

I did that all day for 200 bucks a week

I smelled fishy all day

Bless my heart 💀

Lemon and apple cider vinegar
Elessar · 26-30, M
@V00doo I did the lemon thing.. to no avail. I don't have apple vinegar, and honestly I hate the smell of vinegar more than I hate the smell of raw fish 😬
@Elessar Understood.
caccoon · 36-40
Elessar · 26-30, M
@caccoon It's also literally marketed like "the cock of the cleanliness"
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
It’s an all purpose cleaner?
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
@Elessar I never took French past grade 8 lol. That was forever ago. I supposed I could have paid attention better to the words but I was looks at the pictures trying to figure out what the cleaner was lol.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@iamonfire696 I studied it when I was 11-13 and still I couldn't say a word 😅
iamonfire696 · 41-45, F
@Elessar it’s not used at all here where I live. I hear other languages far more often then French in Manitoba.

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