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Vaginal Irrigation

from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Use boiled or sterile water

Hot

38°C, for

If not tolerated use simultaneous rubbing Sitz Bath 24-30°C

Cold

13-18°C for

If cold is painful use simultaneous hot Sitz Bath or Hot Hip Pack

Cool

24-27°C, in

Tepid

32°C in

Very Hot

40°C

50-55°C or as hot as the patient can bear to uterus in

Alternate

15-25°C and 40-50°C in

Percussion

  • For cleansing

from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

For medicated irrigations see 488,9

Hot:

  • 1-2 litres at 40-46°C. Finish with 500ml at 21°C
  • Cleansing

Very Hot:

  • 1-2 litres at 43-52°C
  • Analgesic and to stop bleeding

Alternate:

  • Two cans and Y-tube: 2 litres at 43-49°C, 1 litre at 21°C
  • give hot for 15-30sec then cold 5-10sec. Alternate for 5-10min,
  • finish with cold.
  • Tonic and Stimulating in:
  • Use only low pressure
  • Do not use extremes of temperature
  • The opening of the tube must be lateral, not at the end
  • 1-2 litres of water at 37-40°C for cleansing

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