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Published on April 7, 2020 by Den Scott

Hygiene Consideations for Encopresis

Discussion regarding elimination, poop, bowels, farting, and pee are typically avoided in all cultures, with the exception of juvenile humor. Talking about this area is almost universally regarded as dirty, and concentrates on the foul smells of the by-products of elimination.

Toilet Paper

Even the softest of toilet tissue can be abrasive. Since encopresis treatment routinely involves multiple trips for children to sit on the toilet, it is common for their bottoms to become red, raw, or even bleed. Urinary or bladder infections can occur if a child does not wipe properly.

Here are a few hints to prevent this from adding to your child’s already agitated state:

  • Avoid conventional toilet paper
  • Use a “wet one” or cloth for adequate cleaning (do not flush)
  • Add water or soap when wiping

Bidet inserts

A bidet is a plumbing fixture installed into a toilet with a warm water jet to wash the private areas after elimination. Bidet inserts have a positive benefit in stimulating or completing bowel movements because the stream of water power stimulates the reflex to produce stool. There are bidet inserts that are easy to install on your own toilet to reduce of the use of toilet paper. For small children a hand held or portable bidet can be directed at your child’s bottom and they are cheaper. Bidets are more hygienic than the use of toilet paper or wipes.

A bidet is a plumbing fixture installed into a toilet with a warm water jet to wash the private areas after elimination. Bidet inserts have a positive benefit in stimulating or completing bowel movements because the stream of water power stimulates the reflex to produce stool. There are bidet inserts that are easy to install on your own toilet to reduce of the use of toilet paper. For small children a hand held or portable bidet can be directed at your child’s bottom and they are cheaper. Bidets are more hygienic than the use of toilet paper or wipes.

Hygiene Consideations for Encopresis

School districts may offer unique challenges for parents whose children are suffering from encopresis. Education professionals can play a significant role in a child’s success in preventing and solving encopresis, whether it’s providing regular access to toilet facilities or recognizing signs of a constipated child.

The beauty of The Soiling Solutions® protocol is that by emphasizing parental intervention at home, it quickly eliminates daytime encopresis accidents in school. Parents can interrupt the vicious cycle of child withholding and fear of accidents by using suppositories and enemas to assist the child with having a daily bowel movement, and hopefully remaining accident-free for a 24-hour period. This will keep children safe from in-school accidents!

Nurses and teachers can shine as coaches, encouraging the protocol with parents. Measures such as providing access to a quiet toilet where a child can change his pants if an accident occurs can make a huge difference!

Bidet inserts

A bidet is a plumbing fixture installed into a toilet with a warm water jet to wash the private areas after elimination. Bidet inserts have a positive benefit in stimulating or completing bowel movements because the stream of water power stimulates the reflex to produce stool. There are bidet inserts that are easy to install on your own toilet to reduce of the use of toilet paper. For small children a hand held or portable bidet can be directed at your child’s bottom and they are cheaper. Bidets are more hygienic than the use of toilet paper or wipes.

A bidet is a plumbing fixture installed into a toilet with a warm water jet to wash the private areas after elimination. Bidet inserts have a positive benefit in stimulating or completing bowel movements because the stream of water power stimulates the reflex to produce stool. There are bidet inserts that are easy to install on your own toilet to reduce of the use of toilet paper. For small children a hand held or portable bidet can be directed at your child’s bottom and they are cheaper. Bidets are more hygienic than the use of toilet paper or wipes.