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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
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
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
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
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
Stop!: Harm! This procedure shud never be done! Stay away! Will not help u but may hurt u. Waste of money. ...Read more
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