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Usually none: Bladder irrigation, when done by a trained professional, is generally safe. However, it is possible to have irritation of the urethra form the catheter, urinary tract infection from the process, irritation of the bladder from stretching, or even rupture of the bladder if it is overfilled. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Scam: This is a health fraud in which the operator shows normal peristalsis or some other normal but unattractive thing about the lower bowel and tells you it's at the root of your ill-health. Folks feel better because of the sweet talk from the operator. If someone mentions "toxic bowel settlement" or anything similar, phone your local district attorney. ...Read more
Nothing good: You run an increased risk of serious lung diseases occurring even many years in the future. Asbestosis can be fatal. ...Read more
Nothing!: Healthtap physicians have repeatedly addressed this subject with a clear "no" answer to your question. There is virtually no value to colon flushes, cleansers, enemas, irrigation machines when the technique is accomplished to "detox" or eliminate "accumulated waste." the "no" response also applies to liver detoxes! There are few real health benefits, but sigificant unjustified risk. Don't "cleanse". ...Read more
For the patients with periodontal (gum) problem the (pocket) area around the gum and tooth is irrigated out with medicine or sometimes an antibiotic mixtures.
For dental surgery (extraction, gingival grafting, or deep teeth cleaning (scaling and root planning) procedure.
Dental irrigation is used to flush out and clean the area involved. ...Read more
Stop!: Harm! This procedure shud never be done! Stay away! Will not help u but may hurt u. Waste of money. ...Read more
Yes: If your tubes are open, it is possible to become pregnant after a tubal insufflation. ...Read more
Can someone tell me what exactly is a colonic irrigation, how it's done and why people do it. I was wondering if there are some benefits to it
Flush with liquid: Any use of liquid instilled into the ear canal could be described as ear irrigation (best done by a professional). Sometimes, the ear canal can become filled with excess wax (cerumen). One way to remove this excess is to gently flush the canal with liquid. Ear irrigation with a combination of alcohol and a vinegar solution is used by some after swimming to prevent ear infections. ...Read more
Can you let me know is it recommended to have a colonic irrigation while battling with diverticulitis?
No, probably not: A good idea. While you have active diverticulitis, it is important to rest the area while the infection heals. If you apply any excess pressure, as with irrigation, the inflamed area can perforate into the peritoneal cavity and cause fecal peritonitis. That goes for enemas too. ...Read more
Is it possible to do jal neti (nasal irrigation) and sutra neti (string neti) after septoplasty safely?
How often should I do a nasal irrigation that breaks up biofilm but preserves the lysozymes? Thanks or your advice!
Sounds dubious: There is an independent medical thinker who promotes a bizarre nasal irrigation system based on his own ideas about biofilms -- they're interesting and you're free to decide for yourself. But how you kill a biofilm and preserve the lysosomes that are helpful is beyond me. Since this is "pop" medicine, use it as much as you wish and you're probably safe. I'll pass this to the holists on the list. ...Read more
If a person has an indwelling catheter in place long term because of incontinence, is irrigation indicated and if so, with what?
Hydrodebrider Endoscopic Sinus Irrigation System - can this be used at home or is this an in office procedure, who would be ideal candidate for this?
ENT Surgeon: Hydrodebridement and Sinus irrigation is procedure for tacking people with Chronic Bacterial Sinusitis. It is a specialized procedure that should be done by a trained physician or therapist in an office setting. ENT Surgeons would be the best doctors to consult for this procedure and whether you actuallyy need it or not. ...Read more