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Dulcolax Suppository And The Bizarre Approach on DWN INSIGHTS
Date Posted: 12/Aug/2019   Deadline: 12/Aug/2019

Over the past years, it has been observed and researched that most healthcare professionals (Nurses and Doctors) administer Dulcolax suppository in a bizarre manner/method that is injurious and hazardous on their patients/residents.


In a recent case study, it was discovered that some healthcare professionals dip dulcolax suppository in K-Y jelly before inserting it into patients anal cavity.


K-Y Jelly is a water-based, water-soluble personal lubricant, most commonly used as a lubricant for sexual intercourse and masturbation as well as to aid insertion of catheter into some body orifices for medical purposes.


Its main lubricating ingredients are glycerol (glycerine) and hydroxyethylcellulose.


Side Effects of Using K-Y Jelly In Anal Cavity:

May trigger yeast infection.

Genital Itching.

Genital Dryness.

Genital Irritation

Burning Sensation



Dulcolax also know as Bisacodyl is a stool softener that is primarily made up of lactose, maize starch, glycerol, magnesium stearate, sucrose, purified talc, acacia, titanium dioxide, methacrylic acid copolymer, castor oil, macrogol 6000, iron oxide yellow CI77492, white beeswax, carnauba wax, shellac, and maize starch.


Proper Method of Using/Inserting Dulcolax:


-Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

-Remove all of the foil wrapper from the suppository.

-Lie on your side and raise your knee to your chest.

-Push the suppository gently and slowly, pointed end first, into the rectum.

-Throw away used materials and wash your hands thoroughly.

-Dulcolax suppositories generally work in about 20 minutes, but may take up to 45 minutes.



Conclusively, inserting Dulcolax into the anal cavity with the aid of K-Y jelly will certainly be injurious cum hazardous on the mucous linings of the rectum/anal cavity over a long period of time.


Source: Written By Henry S. Ugonabu for DWN Africa.


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