By adding sea salt to the water solution you reduce the absorption of water into the bloodstream. This prevents filling your kidneys and bladder with water. It will eliminate the frequent trips needed to urinate while receiving enemas.
Add 1 teaspoon of sea salt per pint of water.
A two quart enema solution you would use 2 tablespoons of sea salt.
Temperature 103°Fahrenheit or
Cool Water enema if you need a faster expulsion
Add solution to enema bag, mixing with warm filtered water to achieve the required amount of solution.
Hang enema bag about 18 in. to 3 ft. above rectum. A good tool for this is the IV Stand for Enemas
If you need good flow control for the enema solution. A ramp clamp is a good option.
The Knee-chest position with chest against floor and rectum higher than head this is a best position to receive an enema.
Insert nozzle/rectal tube tip into anus, using a good lubricant (Super Salve Surgilube Vaseline 13oz. Astroglide
KY Warming Liquid Lubricant) as needed. using a good lubricant will help prevent injury to the delicate anal tissues.
Inject solution into rectum very slowly, approximately ˝ cup per minute (4oz.) and take as much as possible , you can refill bag if needed. Try to slightly distend the colon or until it becomes very uncomfortable to take any more solution. You may experience some cramping because the solution is cool, just stop the flow for a few seconds until the cramps subside. Then restart the enema.
Massaging abdomen in counter-clockwise direction during the injection will distribute the solution throughout the colon.
When the enema bag is empty or no more fluid can be taken remove nozzle/rectal tube.
For those that have trouble retaining the nozzle and or the solution.
You might want to try a retention nozzle during the administration of the enema.
Some people use a retention plug after they received their enema solution and removed the nozzle to retain their enema for the desired amount of time. You can also fold a washcloth and press it tightly against the anus.
Retain the solution for several minutes as, this will allow the enema to do its job.
Then you can move to the toilet and release the enema.
When having a normal bowel movement or releasing an
The best position for expelling your enema is squatting over the toilet not sitting on
it. The squatting position puts pressure on your abdomen from your thighs.
It is best if you place a Welles Step and then squat down over the toilet to release your enema.
Do not use enemas or laxatives if abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present
unless directed by your health care provider.
Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative or enema may indicate a serious condition.
Discontinue use and consult your health care provider.
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