Different perineal cleaning techniques were used following bowel movements by a female test subject. Following the personal hygiene technique, the perineal area was then rinsed using a squirt bottle filled with a sterile solution containing nutrients to support the growth of bacteria (TSB). This "post hygiene" wash liquid was allowed to fall into a sterilized basin and was subsequently transferred to a sterile Erlenmeyer flask, removed to a laboratory, and evaluated for the presence of micro-organisms. The number of bacteria in the post-hygiene TSB wash signifies the efficacy of the personal hygiene step; that is, the lower the bacteria numbers in the post-hygiene wash liquid, the more effective the person hygiene technique. Read the entire study.

Toilet Paper Only
0.1 ml perineal rinse liquid number of bacteria : TNTC ( estimated total bacteria 30,000,000 )

Toilet Paper and Peri-Bottle
0.1 ml perineal rinse liquid Number of Bacteria : TNTC ( estimated total bacteria 10,000,000 )

Bag-Type Sitz Bath Water Sample
0.1 ml perineal rinse liquid number of bacteria : TNTC ( estimated total bacteria 1,000,000 )

Toilet Paper and Personal Hygiene Wipe
0.1 ml perineal rinse liquid Number of Bacteria : TNTC ( estimated total bacteria 24,000,000 )

Hygenique only no Toilet Paper
0.1 ml perineal rinse liquid number of bacteria : 112 ( estimated total bacteria 112,000 )

Hygenique Sitz bath Water Sample
Number of Bacteria : 0 ( estimated total bacteria 0 )

    Removes Surface Contaminants
  • Glycerin cartridge and warm water cleansing therapy gently debride loosely attached revitalized tissues.
  • Provides a surfactant and emollient to maintain proper pH level for skin.
  • Reduces risk of infection, urinary-tract infections, potential for skin breakdown.
  • Hygenique's sitz bath allows residual blood, urine, and fecal matter to flow directly into toilet through patented open / close door feature; patient soaks in clean water.

    Reduces Perineal Pain
  • Decreases pain by providing a gentle, therapeutic cleansing and soaking.
  • Provides local hyperthermia to the perineal wound, relaxes the internal anal sphincter muscle.
  • Prescribed for episiotomies, hemorrhoids, itching, burning, chronic diarrhea, incisions, perineal trauma and puritius ani.

    Promotes Wound Healing
  • Continuous warm water therapy concentrates heat, stimulates blood flow to perineal wound.
  • Local hyperthermia increases subcutaneous perineal tissue temperature and oxygen tension to promote healing.
  • Cold therapy option to reduce swelling from incision / laceration.
  • Promotes healing for episiotomies, vaginectomies, fissures, fistulas, perineal abscesses, hemorrhoidectomies, anal lesions, vaginal tears.

    Stimulates Voiding
  • Continous hydrotherapy stimulates voiding, serves as alternative to catheter use, thus reduces risk of infection.

    Reduces Potential for Nosocomial / Cross Contamination
  • Individualized sitz bath / bidet system for personal use by each patient reduces risk of nosocomial infections.

OB/Postpartum/Gynecology Departments
  • Episiotomy care
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Perineal Surgeries
  • Voiding Stimulation
  • Vaginectomies
  • Alternative to catherer use without risk of infection
  • Gynecological surgeries
  • A & P resections
  • A healthy alternative to douching

Med Surg
  • Fistulas
  • Alternative to catherer use without risk of infection
  • Hemorrhoidectomies
  • Perineal and rectal surgeries
  • Voiding Stimulation
  • Rectal abscesses and fissures
  • Chronic Diarrhea

Oncology Department
  • Reduce discomfort from chemotherapy and radiation treatment
  • Provides hydrotherapy for perineal surgeries
  • Promotes hygiene and reduces risk of infections
  • Relieves discomfort from diarrhea
  • Eliminates harsh rubbing from toilet tissue
  • Reduces potential for skin breakdown, which can lead to infection for immune-suppressed patients
  • Individual systems for patients prevent cross-contamination

Home Health and Discharge Planners
  • Patients with perineal surgeries, oncology patients, geriatric patients
  • Provides personal hygiene cleansing
  • Reduces risk of infections
  • Reduces discomfort from chemotherapy and radiation treatment
  • Voiding Stimulation
  • Restores dignity
  • Reduces potential for urinary-tract infections