Idea Exchange: Neater anal gland expression

Dec 01, 2007
By staff

When expressing anal glands, I double-glove. After expressing the material onto a paper towel, I turn one glove inside out around the paper towel to discard it. Then I use the same gloved hand (now clean) to wipe the anal area with gauze soaked with Nolvasan (Wyeth). After I discard the second glove, I have a clean hand to spray the area with a little perfume. This technique makes an undesirable procedure less messy for all of us.

Dr. Sandra Wu
Garden City Park, N.Y.