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Enemas: How to give at homeEEnemas: How to give at homeEnemas: How to give at homeEnglishGastrointestinalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Large Intestine/ColonLarge intestineNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-06-08T04:00:00ZSheila Jacobson MBBCh, FRCPC7.0000000000000062.0000000000000491.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>An overview on the precautions on giving enemas to your child at home in order to relieve constipation.</p><p>If your child has severe <a href="/Article?contentid=6&language=English">constipation</a>, your child's doctor may prescribe an enema to be given at home.</p> <h2>What is an enema?</h2> <p>An enema is a liquid that is placed into the rectum. It flushes out stool (feces) that has built up (impacted) in the bowel. This process is called disimpaction. </p> <p>Disimpaction helps restore the rectum's normal muscle tone. It can also help your child regain the natural urge to defecate. </p> <p>An enema may be uncomfortable for your child, but it usually relieves constipation.</p> <p>Only a doctor can prescribe an enema at home. Usually, this is only if nothing else has worked or if the child is very uncomfortable. Enemas should only be used when a doctor has prescribed them, usually if nothing else has worked or if the child is very uncomfortable. Enemas should not be used regularly.</p> <h3>Other less invasive ways to relieve constipation include:</h3> <ul> <li>increasing fibre in your child's diet</li> <li>using stool softeners</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Enemas are useful for severe constipation.</li> <li>Enemas should be used only when necessary.</li> <li>Encourage your child to drink lots of water after taking the enema.</li> </ul><h2>Precautions when using enemas</h2> <p>Always follow the doctor or pharmacist's instructions. Enemas can lead to <a href="/Article?contentid=776&language=English">dehydration</a> or more severe conditions if they are not used correctly.</p> <p>If you give enemas too often, they may inflame or irritate your child's anus. This may cause your child to hold in bowel movements and get more constipated. This can lead to <a href="/Article?contentid=5&language=English">anal fissures</a>.</p> <p>If your child is under two years old, do not give them an enema. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Make an appointment with your child's doctor right away or visit the nearest Emergency Department if:</p> <ul> <li>your child shows signs of severe dizziness or passes out</li> <li>your child has severe nausea or <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a></li> <li>your child is feeling extremely tired or weak</li> <li>your child has swelling of feet or hands</li> <li>your child has severe <a href="/Article?contentid=7&language=English">diarrhea</a> for an extended time</li> <li>your child is unable to pass urine</li> <li>your child develops a rash</li> <li>you believe your child's condition is worse</li> </ul><h2>How does an enema work?</h2> <ol> <li>Your child lies down on their side.</li> <li>Place the small tube inside your child's anus. You can rub some petroleum jelly around your child's anus to help the tube go in more easily.</li> <li>Flush the enema solution (liquid) through the tube into your child's rectum.</li> <li>After five to 10 minutes, your child can sit on the toilet and push out the enema solution and feces.</li> </ol> <p>You may need to repeat this process six to 12 hours later. This depends on the type of enema used. Ask your child's doctor or pharmacist for exact instructions.</p> <p>Your child may find the enema uncomfortable, but enemas do not usually hurt.</p><h2>Different types of enemas</h2> <h3>Doctors recommend two types of enemas for children: </h3> <ul> <li>phosphate solution enema</li> <li>saline solution (salt water) enema</li> </ul> <p>Your child's doctor will usually tell you which type of enema solution is best for your child.</p> <p>Tell your child's doctor or pharmacist if your child has any allergies to medicines. If your child has allergies the doctor may prescribe a different type of enema. </p>
Lavements : comment les faire à la maisonLLavements : comment les faire à la maisonEnemas: How to give at homeFrenchGastrointestinalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Large Intestine/ColonLarge intestineNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-06-08T04:00:00ZSheila Jacobson MBBCh, FRCPC7.0000000000000062.0000000000000491.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Un aperçu facile à comprendre sur les précautions relatives aux lavements administrés à votre enfant à la maison dans le but de soulager la constipation.</p><p>Si votre enfant souffre de <a href="/Article?contentid=6&language=French">constipation</a> grave, son médecin pourrait lui prescrire un lavement à faire à la maison. </p> <h2>Qu’est ce qu’un lavement?</h2> <p>Un lavement est un liquide que l’on injecte dans le rectum. Il évacue les selles (excréments) qui se sont accumulées dans l’intestin. Ce processus s’appelle la fragmentation digitale des fécalomes. </p> <p>La fragmentation digitale des fécalomes contribue à rétablir la tonicité normale du rectum. Elle peut également aider votre enfant à retrouver l’urgence naturelle de déféquer. </p> <p>Il se peut que le lavement soit inconfortable pour votre enfant, mais il soulage habituellement la constipation.</p> <p>Seul le médecin peut prescrire un lavement à faire à la maison et habituellement seulement si rien d' autre n’a fonctionné ou si l’enfant est très mal. Les lavements ne devraient être utilisés que s’ils sont prescrits pas un médecin, habituellement seulement si rien d' autre n’a fonctionné ou si l’enfant est très mal. Les lavements ne devraient pas être utilisés régulièrement.</p> <p>Voici d’autres moyens moins agressifs de soulager la constipation :</p> <ul> <li>augmenter les fibres dans le régime alimentaire de votre enfant; </li> <li>utiliser des laxatifs émollients.</li></ul><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>Les lavements sont utiles pour soulager la constipation grave.</li> <li>Les lavements devraient être utilisés seulement lorsqu’ils sont nécessaires.</li> <li>Encouragez votre enfant à boire beaucoup d’eau après avoir subi un lavement. </li></ul><h2>Précautions relatives à l’utilisation des lavements</h2> <p>Suivez toujours les directives du médecin ou du pharmacien. Les lavements peuvent entraîner la déshydratation ou des états pathologiques plus graves s'ils ne sont pas utilisés correctement.</p> <p>Si les lavements sont utilisés trop souvent, ils risquent d’enflammer ou d’irriter l’anus de votre enfant, ce qui peut amener votre enfant à retenir ses selles et à être davantage constipé. Cela peut causer des <a href="/Article?contentid=5&language=French">fissures anales​</a>.</p> <p>Si votre enfant a moins de 2 ans, ne lui faites pas de lavement. </p><h2>Quand consulter un médecin?</h2> <p>Consultez le médecin de votre enfant immédiatement ou rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus près si :</p> <ul> <li>votre enfant présente des signes d’étourdissements graves ou s’il s’évanouit;</li> <li>votre enfant a des nausées ou des vomissements intenses; </li> <li>votre enfant est extrêmement fatigué ou faible;</li> <li>les mains ou les pieds de votre enfant sont enflés;</li> <li>votre enfant souffre de diarrhée grave pendant une période prolongée;</li> <li>vous enfant est incapable d’uriner;</li> <li>votre enfant développe une éruption cutanée;</li> <li>vous pensez que l’état de votre enfant s’aggrave.</li></ul><h2>Comment le lavement fonctionne-t-il?</h2> <ol> <li>Votre enfant se couche sur le côté. </li> <li>Placez le petit tube dans l’anus de votre enfant. Vous pouvez appliquer de la gelée de pétrole autour de l’anus de votre enfant afin de faciliter l’insertion du tube. </li> <li>Faites passer la solution du lavement (liquide) par le tube jusque dans le rectum de votre enfant. </li> <li>Après 5 à 10 minutes, votre enfant peut s’asseoir sur la toilette et évacuer la solution du lavement et les selles. </li></ol> <p>Il se peut que vous deviez répéter ce processus 6 à 12 heures plus tard, selon le type de lavement utilisé. Demandez les directives exactes au médecin ou au pharmacien.</p> <p>Il est possible que votre enfant soit incommodé par le lavement, mais habituellement, ce n’est pas douloureux.</p><h2>Différents types de lavement</h2> <p>Les médecins recommandent deux types de lavement pour les enfants :</p> <ul><li>les lavements à la solution aux phosphates; </li> <li>les lavements à la solution saline (eau salée).</li></ul> <p>Le médecin de votre enfant vous dira habituellement laquelle est la meilleure pour votre enfant.</p> <p>Informez le médecin ou le pharmacien de votre enfant si ce dernier souffre d’allergies aux médicaments. Le cas échéant, le médecin pourrait prescrire un autre type de lavement. </p>

 

 

Enemas: How to give at home985.000000000000Enemas: How to give at homeEnemas: How to give at homeEEnglishGastrointestinalPreschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years);Pre-teen (9-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Large Intestine/ColonLarge intestineNon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2010-06-08T04:00:00ZSheila Jacobson MBBCh, FRCPC7.0000000000000062.0000000000000491.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>An overview on the precautions on giving enemas to your child at home in order to relieve constipation.</p><p>If your child has severe <a href="/Article?contentid=6&language=English">constipation</a>, your child's doctor may prescribe an enema to be given at home.</p> <h2>What is an enema?</h2> <p>An enema is a liquid that is placed into the rectum. It flushes out stool (feces) that has built up (impacted) in the bowel. This process is called disimpaction. </p> <p>Disimpaction helps restore the rectum's normal muscle tone. It can also help your child regain the natural urge to defecate. </p> <p>An enema may be uncomfortable for your child, but it usually relieves constipation.</p> <p>Only a doctor can prescribe an enema at home. Usually, this is only if nothing else has worked or if the child is very uncomfortable. Enemas should only be used when a doctor has prescribed them, usually if nothing else has worked or if the child is very uncomfortable. Enemas should not be used regularly.</p> <h3>Other less invasive ways to relieve constipation include:</h3> <ul> <li>increasing fibre in your child's diet</li> <li>using stool softeners</li> </ul><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Enemas are useful for severe constipation.</li> <li>Enemas should be used only when necessary.</li> <li>Encourage your child to drink lots of water after taking the enema.</li> </ul><h2>Precautions when using enemas</h2> <p>Always follow the doctor or pharmacist's instructions. Enemas can lead to <a href="/Article?contentid=776&language=English">dehydration</a> or more severe conditions if they are not used correctly.</p> <p>If you give enemas too often, they may inflame or irritate your child's anus. This may cause your child to hold in bowel movements and get more constipated. This can lead to <a href="/Article?contentid=5&language=English">anal fissures</a>.</p> <p>If your child is under two years old, do not give them an enema. </p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <p>Make an appointment with your child's doctor right away or visit the nearest Emergency Department if:</p> <ul> <li>your child shows signs of severe dizziness or passes out</li> <li>your child has severe nausea or <a href="/Article?contentid=746&language=English">vomiting</a></li> <li>your child is feeling extremely tired or weak</li> <li>your child has swelling of feet or hands</li> <li>your child has severe <a href="/Article?contentid=7&language=English">diarrhea</a> for an extended time</li> <li>your child is unable to pass urine</li> <li>your child develops a rash</li> <li>you believe your child's condition is worse</li> </ul><h2>How does an enema work?</h2> <ol> <li>Your child lies down on their side.</li> <li>Place the small tube inside your child's anus. You can rub some petroleum jelly around your child's anus to help the tube go in more easily.</li> <li>Flush the enema solution (liquid) through the tube into your child's rectum.</li> <li>After five to 10 minutes, your child can sit on the toilet and push out the enema solution and feces.</li> </ol> <p>You may need to repeat this process six to 12 hours later. This depends on the type of enema used. Ask your child's doctor or pharmacist for exact instructions.</p> <p>Your child may find the enema uncomfortable, but enemas do not usually hurt.</p><h2>Different types of enemas</h2> <h3>Doctors recommend two types of enemas for children: </h3> <ul> <li>phosphate solution enema</li> <li>saline solution (salt water) enema</li> </ul> <p>Your child's doctor will usually tell you which type of enema solution is best for your child.</p> <p>Tell your child's doctor or pharmacist if your child has any allergies to medicines. If your child has allergies the doctor may prescribe a different type of enema. </p>Enemas: How to give at home

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