A soft abrasive, water is the best cleaning agent for sensitive skin. A water jet provided by bidets and bidet attachments, instead of paper, provides superior cleanliness and healing for a sore bottom.
After using the toilet and wiping with toilet paper Catherine H. is left uncomfortable. The reason is hemorrhoid problems. Using toilet paper on hemorrhoid skin tissue leads to added irritation. To avoid unnecessary stress to the already irritated area, doctors advise patients to clean with water instead of toilet paper. Since she had no bidet, Catharine H. had no choice but to use toilet paper, thereby extending her discomfort. Doctors advise not using soap, which in many cases is too aggressive for the sensitive rectal skin and can cause even more irritation by introducing perfumes, dyes and the possibility of an allergic reaction.
Additionally, because the vast majority of urinary tract infections are caused by E. coli and other intestinal pathogens, it helps to have an affordable cleansing system to counter the root cause of these health/hygienic issues. A bidet attachment for the commode is just such a system.
If Catherine H. lived anywhere but the United States, she would likely have a bidet or bidet attachment in her home. In Europe, Arab countries, and Latin America almost every bathroom has a bidet, and people use it routinely as part of their daily hygiene ritual for effective cleansing and to avoid health problems. Bidet attachments and bidets are especially useful for women, the elderly, the disabled, children and anyone suffering from hemorrhoids.
A good alternative to expensive bathroom renovations is the installation of a bidet attachment. Bidets are available in a number of different versions – as free-standing or hung on the wall. Some have valves, others have water spraying nozzles. In addition, a toilet can be converted to have a dual function by adding a bidet attachment such as the Biffy Bidet. Many doctors recommend the use of a bidet attachment if there is no full size bidet available. It can safely be said that people who regularly use bidets and bidet attachments enjoy better physical health overall.