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When do you give a child an enema?
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: ENEMA
In the old days, enema is frequently used to relieved constipation.
In our modern days it is use only when diet and medications have failed to relieved constipation. We call it fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). However, they still use it a lot in hospitals to prepare patient for certain procedures . In xray, they use barium enema.

In brief: ENEMA
In the old days, enema is frequently used to relieved constipation.
In our modern days it is use only when diet and medications have failed to relieved constipation. We call it fleet enema (sodium bisphosphate). However, they still use it a lot in hospitals to prepare patient for certain procedures . In xray, they use barium enema.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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2 comments
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
I recommend enemas only after change in diet- fiber foods, increased liquids- especially apple/prune juice and a stool softener has failed to produce poop every 2-3 days. Severe constipation may require an enema to "clean things out" however enemas should not be used frequently without medical supervision
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Dr. Pierrette M. Poinsett is absolutely correct!
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