I'm curious about why to use a saline enema, isn't a saline enema the type used as a laxative whereas you really want to make a "retention enema" using fecal bacteria. Why wouldn't you use distilled water instead to do the mixture?
The saline enemas have more than saline in them. They contain another ingredient that causes the colon to expel its contents. It's not the saline that causes that reaction. Saline is a neutral ingredient that is the least irritating to the colon (and anywhere in the body for that matter). That is why it is recommended for ft. Distilled water can be used but it will draw electrolytes from the body and that is not desirable. So that's why saline is recommended. I used saline when mixing my ft and I was able to retain the enemas overnight.
Have checked a few of the pharmacies and was told I would need an RX for sterile saline.
Ask the pharmacist to show you what's on the shelf. There is a sterile saline only wound wash that comes in a can. You don't need a script
for it. Saline grows bacteria pretty quickly when exposed to air so that's why there aren't many choices that don't have preservatives. And you wouldn't want a big bag of it because it doesn't keep that long.
Post Edited (Luv2Jump) : 11/14/2011 7:50:17 PM (GMT-7)