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Thread: Lubricant for rectal stimulation and foley insertion

  1. #11
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    Paraffin oil for BP, cheap but aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoffman View Post
    Paraffin oil for BP, cheap but aggressive.
    From what I have read about Paraffin Oil, I wouldn't use it as a lubricant for a bowel program or a foley catheter. Maybe you are referring to something else that goes by the same name.

    About Paraffin Oils


    Paraffin oil, or paraffin, is commonly called kerosene in the United States, and is mostly used for fuel. In 1859, Edwin Drake drilled the first producing oil well in Titusville, Pennsylvania. In 1870, John Rockefeller entered the oil refining business when he formed Standard Oil. Rockefeller aimed to produce kerosene for lighting and heating. Petroleum boomed in countries throughout Central and South America and the Middle East from 1908 to 1959.

    Protection, Handling and Storage

    Paraffin oil should be stored in a tightly-closed container and kept in a dry, well-ventilated storage room. It is very important to keep the container of paraffin oil away from any flammable substance or any source of heat or ignition. Harmful residue may remain in the container after removing the paraffin oil. According to the Material Safety Data Sheet from J.T. Baker, it is important to properly dispose of the empty container after using the oil.

    Paraffin oil is harmful if swallowed or inhaled. It can cause irritation to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract. According to the Material Safety Data Sheet, inhaling paraffin oil mist or vapor can result in aspiration pneumonia. Ingesting paraffin oil can lead to nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. Leaving paraffin oil on the skin for long periods of time may lead to dermatitis, and people with a pre-existing skin condition are at a higher risk for skin irritation.

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    May be i'm wrong. In frensh it colled "huile de parrafine", it's mineral oil like vaseline but it's administrated in drug store, it's cheap and it can be used for lubrifcation or constipation (both oral or rectal)

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    I found this post by an SCI nurse in an earlier Care Cure Community thread.

    Paraffin Liquid for cathing, this stuff is amazing but...

    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    I would not recommend the use of mineral oil (AKA liquid paraffin) for catheterization.

    Water soluable lubricants (Surgilube, KY, Muco, etc.) are recommended because they are water soluable, and will not cause any ill effects on the mucosa. This allows them to wash out of the urethra with normal urine flow or mucous. They are also catheter friendly.

    Mineral oil is commonly used to dissolve and rupture Foley catheter balloons that refuse to deflate upon removal. If you are using a latex catheter, the mineral oil can deteriorate the latex. The same would be true of condoms or other latex products you might be using. We also know that women who use petroleum based vaginal lubricants (such as Vasoline) have a higher rate of vaginal infections.

    Mineral oil is also considered a class 1 carcinogen based on animal studies when used topically.


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