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pedialyte for constipation

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
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
16 years experience Pediatrics
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
29 years experience Family Medicine
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
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: If this is linked to the formula change and the kid is otherwise doing well with it, a simple supplement may help.Prune juice, full strength adult, no ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Tasty for kids: If you can tolerate the taste, its fine.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to be a pbm: Pedilyte is a simple oral rehydration solution and when used can maintain the hydration of a child. Use for an extended period without any other dieta ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
40 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
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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