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Why would gums bleed locally a lot while using oral irrigator, but not while brushing (actually brushing stops the bleeding)?

Why would gums bleed locally a lot while using oral irrigator, but not while brushing (actually brushing stops the bleeding)?

Gingivitis?: When was the last time you visited a dentist for cleaning? If you have bleeding from an oral irrigator, then you most likely have gingivitis unless the irrigating force is too strong. If you have not seen your dentist for more than 6 months, it is time to make an appointment now since chronic gingivitis increases the risk for cardiovascular disease and tooth loss. ...Read more

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What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

What is the complication of bladder irrigation?

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

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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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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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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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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