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Can you tell me what colostomy irrigation is?

Can you tell me what colostomy irrigation is?

Flushing the colon : Periodic colostomy irrigation may be necessary in some patients to evacuate the colon completely. This involves placing a catheter into the colostomy and give an enema( may use warm tap water). ...Read more

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Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


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Is it true that you can irrigate with your colostomy. What is irrigation?

Is it true that you can irrigate with your colostomy. What is irrigation?

Yes: Irrigation of the colostomy is much like giving an emema. It stimulates emptying the colon. Occasionally this is a therapeutic intervention for constipation. Some long term colostomy patients use irrigation as a means of controlling when they eliminate into the ostomy bag. After irrigating, it might be several hours before having feces in the bag. ...Read more

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What are colon irrigation practitioners?

What are colon irrigation practitioners?

Honestly: I think they are quacks. No scientific evidence supports the alleged benefits of colon cleansing, and it has no known medical value and risks damage to the rectum or bowel. ...Read more

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What is recommended to get rid of shaving irrigation ?

What is recommended to get rid of shaving irrigation ?

Tendskin, hydrocrtio: Tendskin will decrease shaving irritation and 1 per cent Hydrocortisone will decrease irritation. This is from stiff hairs cutting into soft skin. ...Read more

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What does the dentist mean when he/she said i need an antibacterial irrigation?

Helpful technique: That is a technique that certain dentists use to prevent and control periodontal disease. Antimicrobial irrigation consists of a liquid solution that is applied to the gums on a scheduled basis. When combined with regular dental hygiene visits, antimicrobial irrigation can significantly improve patients’ oral health and combat the effects of periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Is it more effective to Irrigate your Sinuses Upside down than Right Side up? Would the irrigation go deeper?

Is it more effective to Irrigate your Sinuses Upside down than Right Side up? Would the irrigation go deeper?

Yes: You might get a deeper penetration of the saline if you are lying down than if you are standing up. The problem is that you need to be near a sink to let the irrigation drain out. If you just sit or stand and hold your head back you should get good penetration of the fluid into your sinuses. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm trying to find info on a ostomy that involes the appendix need info on the irrigation of the ostomy ?

What do you advise if I'm trying to find info on a ostomy that involes the appendix need info on the irrigation of the ostomy ?

No irrigation: An ostomy is a form of diversion of the bowel so that bowel content does not reach a distal anastomosis .At the site near an appendix the ostomy such as an ileostomy ,has content that is liquid and cant be controlled by irrigation. In stomas of distal bowel such as sigmoid, irrigation is important because it controls the function of the stoma so that an appliance is not needed. ...Read more

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How should ear irrigation feel?

How should ear irrigation feel?

Don't: Generally I don't recommend ear irrigation. It can lead to infection or even tympanic membrane perforation. If you want to clean your ear, try white vinegar drops. If you do irrigate the ear, the vinegar drops will restore the pH of ear canal. ...Read more

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