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Pedialyte for constipation

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Water: Water will work as well as Pedialyte. If chronic constipation is the problem it may take more than moisture. Increase fiber as much as you can. Best... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
Not harmful at all, pedialyte is a balanced electrolyte solution, no harm drinking it. Apple juice is just fructose, a few vitamins, and water
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It won't hurt, but is less likely to help. Apple juice has sugars that are poorly absorbed in young kids and acts as a natural laxative. Pedialyte is ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Fluids and avoiding dehydration is one approach. Small amounts of prune juice may help. A daily probiotic is also often indicated. Please follow up wi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Constipation: Use apple or prune juice to soften stools- 6-8 ozs a day. Pedialyte is an electrolyte solution for dehydration but will not soften stools. Also incr... Read More
Dr. Valerie Hines
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Prune Juice: I would recommend prune juice for constipation as a first step. It is always important to discuss it with your pediatrician, be sure he has a normal e... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Not the best: Pedialyte and water are used more for hydration issues in a child. You need to speak with your Pediatrician regarding treatments for a 7 week old, as... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Tasty for kids: If you can tolerate the taste, its fine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: This is a common fluid supplement in infants. It is similar to the IV solution used in hospitals. It has little nutritional benefit but does help hydr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
possibly: Any product when given in excess could have negative effects.I have seen infants force fed the product develop profuse diarrhea that only stopped when... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Not recommended: You could, but why? Pedialyte has a lot of electrolytes and glucose -- they aren't really recommended for people w/diabetes -- that is, unless you hav... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Disastrous idea: Pedialyte is an oral rehydration solution. It is not designed to be injected under the skin any more than your tap water. Such an attempt would likely... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Sure: If she 's been on pedialyte because of gastroenteritis and been tolerating well, formula should be introduced, maybe smaller amount often to be sure s... Read More
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