I have used all creams. Anhydrous Lanolin is the best! No smell. To irrigate buy a hot water bottle. Use the small tip and superglue it to the white tubes. Cut the tube about three inches. Buy a two ounce syringe and put the tube on the tip of the syringe. Not a needle syringe but a regular one. Suck up water and push it in your pouch then pull it out or let it drain out. I have so much scar tissue and can't poop so I use this method and it works for me. Good luck to all.