chemical colitis

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An acute inflammatory colitis that follows ‘cleansing’ enemas; although classically associated with soapsuds, acute CC may also occur after rectal instillation of a wide range of ‘insulting fluids’ including herbal concoctions, H2O2, vinegar, potassium permanganate, sodium diatrizoate—Hypaque—glutaraldehyde, Fleet’s Phospho-Soda enema or inappropriate fluids, which may have hypertonic, detergent, or directly toxic effects

chemical colitis

Soap colitis An acute inflammatory colitis after a 'cleansing' enema; although classically associated with soapsuds, acute CC may also occur after rectal instillation of a wide range of 'insulting fluids' including herbal concoctions, H2O2, vinegar, potassium permanganate, sodium diatrizoate–Hypaque, glutaraldehyde, Fleet's Phospho-Soda enema or inappropriate fluids, which may have hypertonic, detergent, or directly toxic effects Clinical Pain, cramping, anaphylaxis, serosanguineous diarrhea, hypovolemia, hemoconcentration; if the mucosal damage is severe, bacteria may penetrate the mucosa, cause sepsis, hypokalemia, pseudomembrane formation, hemorrhagic necrosis, intestinal gangrene, and acute renal failure. See Colon therapy, Detoxification therapy, High colonic.
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Avoiding use of soap suds enemas because they are irritating and pose the risk of soap colitis. Also avoid milk and molasses enemas as they are hypertonic and can cause fluid and electrolytes imbalances.