Thursday, January 29, 2009

Product Liability

The Bad, Old Joo has been having a senseless outbreak of the eczema, which is driving her mad. Mad, she tells you. Naturally, when BOJ itches, she reaches for some hydrocortisone anti-itch ointment. Not mad, you say? Certainly not.

Except that in this litigious age, hydrocortisone anti-itch ointment bears the following warning, amongst others:

Do not put directly into the rectum by using fingers or any mechanical device or applicator.

Someone needs to hire an attorney for this manufacturer. This Joo may be silly, but she believes this means that one could insert the ointment into one's rectum using a hydraulic lift, or chemical propellant.


  1. omg, just this past weekend we had to buy hydrocortisone cream for our son's drool rash. i, several times, read over that exact line. i told my husband, "apparently anal itch is a problem for some people." weird.

  2. Solution found! After suffering my entire adult life from often painful itching and hemorrhoids I found the solution on a trip to Thailand = the bathroom sprayer they use there to wash with after. Simply put it allows you to clean up without rubbing or using irritating chemicals. I noticed an immediate improvement and so I bought my own sprayer from and installed it myself in my own bathroom, easy. The problem has never returned. And it feels great. It’s the best thing you’ll ever do for yourself…or someone else. Good luck! Jeff

  3. It's not the anal itch that shocks me, it's the suggestion that remedying it using ointment and MECHANICAL MEANS is a no-no. Thanks, Jeff for the suggestion.