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Best medication for peca(eating soil) for children?

Best medication for peca(eating soil) for children?

Pica: check with your pediatrician . If pica is suspected, a medical evaluation is important to assess for possible anemia, intestinal blockages, or potential toxicity from ingested substances. ...Read more

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Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Is daily prune juice safe for a 3 year old child to help with bowel movements?

Yes: I use it quite frequently as a loosening agent.Avoiding excesses of constipating foods like bananas,rice cereal, & applesauce also helps. Prune,pear or peach nectar & apple juice are all helpful. ...Read more

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Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) a good option for treating my chronic constipation?

Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) a good option for treating my chronic constipation?

Yes: However most cases of constipation would be better helped if one increases there fluid intake and reduces their caffeine and alcohol intake and by doing so, may not need to use miralax (polyethylene glycol). Proper fluid intake is critical is less expensive than miralax (polyethylene glycol). If you mistakenly add more fiber when you are getting enough in your diet you may worsen the constipation. Try the fluid first. ...Read more

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Is elderberry syrup safe and effective for children to take for immune support?

Is elderberry syrup safe and effective for children to take for immune support?

Maybe: There Are claims of antiviral properties but no good evidence based studies. And the manufacturing practices of some of the alternative medicines can be of poor quality. The best way to boost your child's immunity is through good nutrition, adequate rest and exercise, frequent hand washing and timely vaccinations. ...Read more

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Is pedialyte good for adults?

Is pedialyte good for adults?

Pedialyte: Adults?: Yes. I have a lot of patients who when they were sick chose this product to help they stay hydrated...There are even some products that try to play on this for adults. ...Read more

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What medication is good for a child 10 years and up, to use for constipation?

What medication is good for a child 10 years and up, to use for constipation?

Constipation: If increasing fibe and water intake r in the diet is not helpful, MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) is a stool softener (not a laxative despite it's name) that is very helpful. I would start with 1/2 capful mixed in water or juice/day and increase the dose gradually every 3-4 days until a moderately soft stool every day or two is achieved. ...Read more

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Which vaporizer works the best for a young child?

Which vaporizer works the best for a young child?

Either: All vaporizers put moisture into the air and that can be comforting when the air is dry. Air can be naturally dry due to the climate or weather or dried by indoor heat or air conditioning. Pediatricians generally prefer cool mist humidifiers for safety reasons-- children can get burned on steam vaporizers. Also additives for steam vaporizers have never been tested for safety or effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is best medication for constipation..90 years old?

Osmolar laxatives: If fiber, hydration and activity has failed, the preferred class of laxatives pull water into the large bowel. They are less likely to cause dependence and are well tolerated. Lactulose also changes the ph of the gut increasing motility leading to passage of stool. Avoiding stimulant laxatives is generally recomended (there are of course circumstances where they are necesary). ...Read more

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Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation(two years)?

Please describe a good enema to use for long term constipation(two years)?

Fleet: Plain or mineral oil is ok. However, you need to be examined to determine the cause of your recent constipation, with a colonoscopy if you haven't had one in the past few years. Also try eating a high fiber diet and drinking more fluids and less caffeine and alcohol both of which contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Is laxative good for constipation?

Is laxative good for constipation?

Yes: take them as needed. if constipation does not respond to over the counter laxatives, visit your doctor ...Read more

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What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

What over-the-counter product is recommended for eczema? For adults and or children.

Hydrocortisone: Also look for moisterizers with ceremides. Eucerin, aveeno eczema care, etc. First soak in water for a long time----at least until fingers wrinkle----then rub in cream soon after. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will not help eczema nor will it reduce itch. ...Read more

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Help please? What is the guidelines for safe sugar consumption for an adult and child?

Help please? What is the guidelines for safe sugar consumption for an adult and child?

4tsp daily: According to the FDA, the recommended daily amount of sugar is 4 teaspoons a day. When you consider that a regular yogurt has 7 tsp and a can of soda has 16 tsp, it's not surprising that Americans get far too much sugar, which contributes to heart disease, cancer and diabetes, among other things. ...Read more

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Is Isphagula/psyllium a safe supplement to take daily for the management of chronic constipation?

Is Isphagula/psyllium a safe supplement to take daily for the management of chronic constipation?

Yes but can be gassy: People who eat lots of fiber tend to have lots of gas, as the undigested fiber is a picnic for billions of bowel microbes and bacteria. There are reportedly more billions of bacteria inside our bowels than the number of cells we have making up our own bodies. The bacteria will likely keep eating and keep making gas, as long as the fiber "food" keeps coming down the pipe. ...Read more