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Susan

I get constipated when I travel. I find that for complete predictability, fast action,thoroughness, and insignificant expense, nothing beats the time-honored soapsuds enema. Purchase a 2 quart (1 litre) fountain syringe, $4.95 at most WalMarts. Mix Ivory (or some other mild soap, NOT detergent) in water that is slightly hot on your wrist. Fill the bag let the water flow to let the air out of the hose close the clamp and hang it 2-3 ft above you, whether you choose to lie on the bed or on the floor. Lie om your left side and pull your legs into a gently bent position. Insert the nozzle. (Hint, the douche nozzle provides a gentler flow, AND stays in place better.) OPen the hose clamp and RELAX. If it begins to hurt, close the clamp and wait for the pain to ease, then resume filling. A normal adult can easily take a full bag. If youare giving one to a constipated child, halfa bag for children 6 to 12. Do not give to a younger child w/o consulting a doctor. Children over 12 can take the full bag. The longer you hold the enema, the better it will work. I suggest doing your first few on the bathroom floor, as acidents are messy. After your first few times, you will know when to get on the toilet. If you want a complete bowel cleansing, continue taking the soapy enemas until you are releasing clean water. Follow up the soapy enema(s) with a plain water rinse.

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Charlotte

I came across this site quite by accident, but will add my comments regarding constipation and my belief that enemas are the best natural solution to the problem. I have found that the less chemicals and pharmaceuticals into our system the better off we will be. When I was growing up in the late 40s and early 50s there did not exist the wide range of prescription remedies as we have today, but constipation was as prevalent then as it is now. My mother always addressed constipation with one remedy, and that was a soapy enema given either by a bulb syringe or an enema bag. I am 70 years old and have helped raise my children as well as my grandchildren, and I will tell you that I gave all 3 of my daughters enemas at one time or another. My daughters have even asked me to give my grandchildren enemas when they became constipated or had tummy aches. I remember just 3 years ago having to give. Y granddaughter an enema when she was just 3 years of age. I prepared a pan of warm soapy water using ivory soap and took her into the bathroom and laid her over my lap and gave her a very thorough enema. She had not had a bowel movement going on 4 days; as a result, she was experiencing a tummy ache due to her being constipated. I sat her on the potty chair and proceeded to prepare a soapy enema, something that I had not done in over a year when I had to do it for her older sister. The enema took about 30 minutes in all. My recommendation for giving an enema to a child is to lay them over your lap and after filling a 3-4 oz bulb syringe lubricate the tip insert the enema and slowly squeeze its contents. You will need to refill the enema bulb 2-3 times. After this hold them over your lap for 3-5 minutes or until they fuss and tell you they need to poop. At this point just place them on the potty chair or toilet and allow them to release the enema. You may find it a good idea to repeat this with using warm tap water. They are going to fuss and squirm, but believe me this definitely works. My granddaughter Amy literally filled the potty chair, but since she was so constipated I had to repeat the soapy enema twice before it worked. After she filled the potty chair I emptied it and repeated the enema a 3rd time with warm tap water. Remember with older children you will need to give the soapy enema using an enema bag. I hope this helps. I know that it reflects on previous comments.

Anonymous

Sad but constipation is more common with children today than years ago. It causes other ills. Discomfort, headaches, tummy aches, bad behavior and other issues.

NOT a doctor/medical person. Consult with your doctor beforing giving or taking a enema. Always get ok from doctor first!

Best never to dip the nozzle into the Vaseline jar. Always remove some with clean finger. Then apply to the nozzle. Do not contaminate the container.

Very good comments given by others.

Enemas were a common home remedy in the 50s and 60s

Then went out of use when laxatives and other methods came along.

The enema is coming back. I work in a health food sore. The enema is asked about often. IMHO a natural home remedy. Not giving slow acting harsh chemicals, pills and liquids.

Always consult with doctor before taking or giving a enema.

Natural Healing Mom

Without a doubt the enema is the best home remedy for constipation and other ills.

Natural. Does not hurt. Always works.

Read in book Prescription For Nutrional Healing and other sources.

Every home should hav a bulb and a bag

Barb D

Constipation Home Remedy. Very good home remedy topic!

Growing up in the 50s the home remedy for constipation was the dreaded castor oil. Ugh horrible tasting stuff.

My mom always made all iof us ate lots of fiber. Drank plenty of water and got some exercise daily. Her, my aunt and grand ma always kept a eye on BMs

Being 6 years older than my oldest brother, I remember this very well.

Mothers today let their kids eat too much junk foods. They are not keeping track of BMs

The child should have a daily BM.

Besides fiber, drinking plenty of water, eating well, exercise....a enema is a very good home remedy for constipation.

Good for the child and grownup as well.

Bulb syringe is good for the younger child. Especially toddler. The enema bag is good for older child and grown up.

Please consult with medical professionals I.e. doctor, before giving or taking a enema.

enema daddy

regular enemas are very good for children. my daughter was raised with them using baking soda and water. she got an enema about every two weeks or when her attitude or health called for one. most of her enemas were given to her by her mom but sometime I gave them to her as well. I had a method which worked very well for her. first I would give her a good filling, as much as she could comfortably hold then stop the flow to giver her a rest then I would open the clamp FULLY and let the enema run in quickly as she slowly counted to 10. she was allowed to release right away and always got a very good cleaning out. she would be LITERRALLY singing and dancing after getting an enema.

Anonymous

Thread is “Constipation Home Remedy”

Hopefully this thread will keep to its title.

I would love to hear more comments regarding home remedies for constipation.

Yes, agree the enema is a good home constipation home remedy. Given by most moms years ago. And seem to be making a rapid comeback into the home. Guessing the reason is people are no longer wanting to take harsh laxatives, pills and other chemicals. Instead learning of this wonderful natural remedy for constipation: the home enema.

Hope this good thread does not become enema storytelling.

I think most agree and will comply.

Let’s keep it to constipation home remedies. Yes include if enemas worked for you or your family.

Thanks

As Few have stated above, consult with appropriate medical doctor before giving enemas or other remedies.

Anonymous

Enema daddy, your comment does not sound medically appropriate. In fact, sounds dangerous and dumb.

Do sincerely hope you had clearance from a naturopathic doctor to administer it that way.

Anonymous

Great comments! I'm an 81 yr. old female, and definitely agree that soapsuds enemas work most effectively for constipation. This tradition should be used regularly, as in the past. There's not enough said about the effectiveness of soapsuds enemas.

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