A 2-year-old male asked:
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xray of son's tummy shows lots of poop and especially large gas bubble. going to step up miralax (polyethylene glycol). any ideas for reducing gas? 2.5 yrs weighs 23.5lbs

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Dr. Charles Bruzzone
33 years experience Pediatrics
Miralax (polyethylene glycol) may help: If you increase the miralax (polyethylene glycol) and he starts having regular movements, the gas may subside. However, too much miralax (polyethylene glycol) may cause tummy aches. Also, see if certain foods cause him more gas. First, see if he is lactose intolerant. Take him off all milk products for 1 week to see if this decreases the gas. Also, excessive sugars from juices can cause gas, so limit these to no more than 8 ounces per day.
Answered on Jan 13, 2017
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