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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes: Many children become constipated but it is by no means normal - many parents use an occasional glycerin suppository without issue but you really shoul ... Read More

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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Constipation: Is hard and infrequent stools. You can give a glycerin suppository once and see igf that helps. Baby may be crying if mom is breastfeeding and drinkin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Karten
21 years experience Pediatrics
About 2 and 1/4 oz: However, it is usually best not to use these on children less than 2 years of age unless directed by your doctor.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Liquid suppository: Each suppository contains 2.8 grams of fluid
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
???reason/med??: In the US the use of most suppository medications, specifically phenergan (promethazine) has declined in popularity.Newer meds are more convenient and ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Are you talking about suppository tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever, or suppository for constipation. Either case it is safe to use before bed time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
A : A glycerine suppository only takes a few minutes to melt, but it may take a few more hours for the child to pass a stool. Constipation is the passa ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Glycerin: Should not be that irritating to your body since it is safe for kids. If your bowel movement was huge it could have caused a tear in the anus and that ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
Anti pyretic: Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be given every 4 hrs. Advil (Ibuprofen) can be given every 6 hrs.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
As needed but...: If a baby has an infrequent and hard bowel movements, glycerin suppository may be used. However, if infant requires suppositories often, it is pruden ... Read More
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