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Specialanpassad spruta för microlax, (svensk text)

User inserts syringe with microlax. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' Andersson
User inserts syringe with microlax. Illustration: Lars 'Geson' Andersson

Microlax syringe (close-up)
Microlax syringe (close-up)

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Customized syringe for microlax

With a customized syringe a person with impaired hand function can self-administer microlax

Description
A 10-20 ml syringe is filled with Microlax, which is available in large packages. The tip of the catheter tube is placed on the syringe instead of the needle. With the right position on the toilet and a mirror (see associated tip) the user can self-administer the microlax.

Authors comments
The mirror is not necessarily if the user learns to find the right place by touch.

Build instructions
Cut off the tip of a catheter tube and place it on a 10-20 ml syringe.

Idea
Another person with C5-6 quadriplegia

Paid for by
The user

Editors comments
Other users think it's easier to use a catheter tip which is a bit longer (about 8 cm).

Tip is dated from 2007

Categories for this tip
self care » toileting, Tips and tricks from people with High tetraplegia with partly function in arms/hands (C5-6, ASIA A, B).

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