Caring for your enema equipment

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Caring for your enema equipment – before use

    • Check the equipment thoroughly, for example, check the enema or douche attachment tips are smooth and that nothing could cause any discomfort or pain if used.
    • Check too that the equipment is not kinked and has no holes in it
    • Ensure that there are no specks of dirt or dust in the equipment
    • Flush out the tube and tap to ensure that they are clear throughout

General care of your enema equipment

Before and after you take your enema you should always make sure your equipment is thoroughly clean. We suggest you wash the equipment thoroughly and then sterilise it using a fluid such as Milton Fluid or similar. Ensure that there is no sterilising fluid left in the kit when you take the enema.

When you sterilise the equipment follow the manufacturers instructions carefully. Ensure, too, that all parts of the kit are fully submerged and that there are no air bubbles trapped in the tube or tap for example.

Storing your enema equipment

Common sense determines the best storage place for this equipment and the same safety and storage rules would apply with this equipment as to any hygiene equipment in your possession.
For example:

  • Store your enema equipment safely where it will be secure
  • Keep it out of the reach of children
  • Ideally your enema equipment needs to be stored in a cool environment at a constant temperature, away from direct sources of heat and avoid damp environments
  • Roll up, do not fold, the tube or hose that attaches to the bag or bucket to avoid creating a kink in it

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