No Soap!! Get the PDF version of this article. Soap may be an important part of your bathing routine, but how do you wash your anus? The answer may surprise you. There should never be soap on or in the anus.
Colon and rectal surgeons have long known that with each attempt to clean the anus, more damage is done. The damage may be microscopic and is most often reversible, but, in the meantime, problems ensue. Enjoy what you're reading? Enter your email address to receive posts like this delivered to your inbox. What to do?
Talking about good butt hygiene is a taboo in our society, and we need to change it as millions of people walk around with dirty anuses every day. Look at it this way: You were eating melted chocolate, and now your face and hands are dirty with melted chocolate. Would you use just dry paper to clean your face and hands or would you wash also? Dry toilet paper became popular during world wars as water was scarce in trenches and front line. Recently people in western societies have started to realize that using just paper is bad hygiene.
This leaflet gives tips about how to give rectal medicines suppositories and enemas to children. This leaflet has been written specifically about the use of medicines in children. Please read this leaflet carefully. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again. Rectal medicines are administered given through the anus into the rectum back passage, or bottom.