Dr Kellogg on...
The coloclyster, or copious enema, is the most rational method of establishing intestinal asepsis, at least when combined with an aseptic dietary of farinaceous gruels, fruit juices, and systematic water drinking. p 897
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
Often due to poisoning or diarrhoea:
- castor oil as a cathartic to clear toxic material
- Hot Enema until lower bowel is clean, followed by a Starch, or Starch and laudanum Enema then
- abdominal Fomentations repeated every 2-4hrs until pain relieved, prolong with lamps or pads over Fomentations
- Cold applications
- Cold Water Drinking
- ice water