A 51-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

i need the best home remedy for fixing constipation in a child!?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good home remedy for constipation in kids and adults.
Answered on Aug 26, 2016
1
1 comment
17
17 thanks
Dr. Zoey Goore
Dr. Zoey Goore commented
23 years experience Pediatrics
Remember that the dose of Miralax is "enough". Meaning whatever it takes to have a soft stool daily is your child's dose. Also remember to schedule toileting time (usually 15 minutes after a meal for 10 minutes at a time). The child will need behavioral help as well.
Jul 22, 2013

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hieber
49 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: 2-3 tsp karo corn syrup/4 oz water 1-2x's /day for infants < 6 mos. Prune juice, baby prunes or pear juice for babies older than 6 months of age. Prun ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Proper diet: A healthy child is not constipated. Look to the diet as I have emphasized in many answers. Diet for children in the U.S. Is usually appalling. In the ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
Mineral oil: Try some mineral oil that you can get at a pharmacy, over the counter.
1
1 thank
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Treat constipation: The best treatment is to treat the constipation as will not get better wothout treating that.Plenty of water,add some fiber fruits ans veggies,stool s ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month