Rowasa Applicator

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bbc
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   Posted 6/2/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I get the generic Rowasa enemas and I find the tip (no matter how much I lube it) not to be very comfortable to insert and is just too pointy. Anyone have any suggestions and is the brand name tip better?
 
Thanks

Dr-A
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   Posted 6/2/2008 7:08 PM (GMT -6)   
My best suggestion is to get a small enema bottle from the drugstore and use it over and over. I found one Very SMooth tip on one of my hydrocortisone bottles, and have used the same one now for 5 months. Before this, I was irritating the hell out of my rectum with sharp tips.
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bbc
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   Posted 6/2/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
D_A said...
My best suggestion is to get a small enema bottle from the drugstore and use it over and over. I found one Very SMooth tip on one of my hydrocortisone bottles, and have used the same one now for 5 months. Before this, I was irritating the hell out of my rectum with sharp tips.

Thanks...I was starting to think I was the only one having trouble with these darn things...what a stupid design mad

quincy
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   Posted 6/3/2008 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
like I mentioned before, I think they hire someone to square off the tip..lol!

Going into an inflamed/hemorrhoided anus has an ouch factor. It helps to relax it as much as possible...so I can see the butt in the air position possibly as being less painful.

I find that starting to squeeze the med just at the entrance of the anus helps to push it in..as well, it gets a lot of med in that area too.

q
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