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Enema bags
A staple of virtually EVERY bathroom in the 50's, but not anymore.
Enema Bag
You prayed the "Castor Oil" worked, because you knew this would be next.

Contributed by CJ

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Posted by Bob Matthews at 6:06 am (PDT) on Mon April 11, 2016   
It was either "mineral oil" or this!
Posted by freddo30 at 10:10 pm (PDT) on Sun April 10, 2016   
I remember being on the receiving end of one of these at age 5 while being pinned to the bathroom floor ...
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 4:45 pm (PDT) on Tue October 20, 2015   
It was also good for a toothache and other pain reducing uses!
Posted by CJ at 12:37 pm (PDT) on Tue October 20, 2015   
Robert H. You are correct - hence the name "Enema Bag". My mom would fill it with warm soapy water (this was in the early to mid 50's), grease up the end with petroliun jelly and "fill you up". It also doubled as a hot water bottle and for douching.
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 11:49 am (PDT) on Wed September 2, 2015   
Is an enema bag what I think it is and has it something to do with 'cleaning out the system, like those things I had to do when I had a colonoscopy?
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 11:47 am (PDT) on Wed September 2, 2015   
I remember the rubber bag as I used it to ease pain from a bad tooth and other problems, but as to using Castor Oil, I do not think Mom ever gave me or any of my siblings such a thing!
Posted by CJ at 2:58 pm (PDT) on Fri July 17, 2015   
Yes! It had another use that, thankfully, as kids we didn't know about. Wink

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