champagne enema

  1. My textbook mentioned champagne enemas, but it didn't anything else about them. This seems really weird to me, I can't figure out why anyone would use champagne for an enema. It must be something to do with the bubbles....

    Does anyone know? I'm curious.
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  3. by   FirewalkerRN
    I am not sure about the enema you mentioned as far as having a therepeutic value but I did hear a story of a wife who gave her husband a brandy enema. I think he was an alcoholic and unable to have anything by mouth. She ended up giving the enema and he died of alcohol toxicity. Seems like level was approx 4-5 times the .10 limit.

    Please note I have not researched this and it may be a bogus story.....but interesting at least.
  4. by   Altra
    In some areas of the country it has been a trendy thing with young girls & women to experiment with various ways of getting alcohol into the system without consuming the calories - I suspect this falls into that category, not as a therapeutic intervention.
  5. by   Gompers
    Quote from MLOS
    In some areas of the country it has been a trendy thing with young girls & women to experiment with various ways of getting alcohol into the system without consuming the calories - I suspect this falls into that category, not as a therapeutic intervention.
    I've heard about that - how disgusting and stupid, eh?

    Either way...what a waste of perfectly good champagne!!! :chuckle
  6. by   medicrnohio
    When I was in paramedic school they told us of alcohol enemas. Apparently quite common among the teens. They can get intoxicated and no one can smell it on their breath. Doesn't seem worth it to me!
  7. by   Mandarella
  8. by   prmenrs
    Back on-topic: if your textbook uses a phrase like that, there should be a definition. If not, ask your instructor (in private if you wish).
  9. by   Aneroo
    Wish I had the money to throw away on champagne not only to drink but to stick up my butt...What a silly concept. -Andrea
  10. by   elizabells
    Quote from Aneroo
    Wish I had the money to throw away on champagne not only to drink but to stick up my butt...What a silly concept. -Andrea
    I seem to remember reading a book about S&M (for a gender politics class, I swear!) and it talked about people dying from alcohol enemas. Also coffee. Heck, milk and molasses sounds weird enough to me!
  11. by   Hairstylingnurse
    i'd feel like the princess i like to that that i am if my m.d. ordered me a bubbly enema.
  12. by   AKAKatydid
    Quote from elizabells
    I seem to remember reading a book about S&M (for a gender politics class, I swear!) and it talked about people dying from alcohol enemas. Also coffee. Heck, milk and molasses sounds weird enough to me!
    I worked in an office once where women were talking about giving themselves coffee enemas. They swore it was good for you. I figured I'd rather just drink it and enjoy the taste ... And if you're needing to be cleaned out, drink enough coffee it'll clear you out anyway! :chuckle
  13. by   elizabells
    Quote from AKAKatydid
    I worked in an office once where women were talking about giving themselves coffee enemas. They swore it was good for you. I figured I'd rather just drink it and enjoy the taste ... And if you're needing to be cleaned out, drink enough coffee it'll clear you out anyway! :chuckle
    Yeah, I don't remember it that clearly, I seem to recall it was just a cautionary "don't put coffee or alcohol in yer bum" thing. Maybe it can hurt you, but it doesn't always. Much like drinking alcohol can hurt you, but doesn't always. :chuckle
  14. by   live4today
    My oldest sister always talks about tea enemas (of different types). She's very herbal, and believes wholeheartedly in things of that nature. I've never tried a tea enema when sick, but she has given them to her children when they were small, and swore by them....she still does.

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