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Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Is it safe to give my 20 day old newborn pedia lax liquid glycerin suppositories if she isn't making regular diapers?

Not recommended: Not without a physical assessment by her pediatrician. At 20 days of age, we don't expect babies to make "regular" diapers. A baby may have a bowel movement with every feed or they may go up to 5 days without pooping. As long as she is feeding well, urinating normally and seems comfortable, I would leave well enough alone. Never give a baby under 2 months of age medicine without discussion w doc.

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How effective are glycerin suppositories?

How effective are glycerin suppositories?

Good: They could be quite effective. But if constipation continues please discuss with your doctor.

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What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

What are the effects of a glycerin suppository?

None: It's an inert substance that makes your stools come out. However, if you use it in excess, like anything else in life, you will develop problems.

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Glycerin suppository side effect?

Glycerin suppository side effect?

Probably not.: Glycerin is a pretty common substance, even found even in foods. Local application might cause irritation, but very unlikely to cause any other side effect.

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Glycerin suppository side effects?

None: That I know of. However would not use it daily, but rather figure out the reason you need one and correct the underying problem whether it be not enough fluids or fiber.

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What are glycerin suppository side-effects?

Slight discharge: Usually no appreciable side effects from glycerin suppositories. There is no medicinal ingredient- they act as a lubricant and can stimulate a bowel movement. May experience slight discharge as the suppository dissolves.

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Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum?

Can a glycerin suppository get stuck in rectum?

Wouldn't matter: These dissolve over time after insertion (as long as you take the wrapper off).You may experience an odd sense of fullness after insertion as part of the condition that led to its use.

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Can I use a glycerin suppository if diverticulitis?

Yes.: Yes, however eating properly, after the diverticulitis has resolved can prevent constipation and potentially reduce the recurrences.

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Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Glycerin suppository side-effects beside the obvious?

Not sure what is: Obvious, but glycerine is the mildest of stimulants to help. It is discourage for people during chemotherapy when blood counts are low because anal stimulatin may allow bacterial entry into the blood stream, and bleeding in those with fragile hemorrhoids.

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Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

Are there glycerin and propylene glycol free lotions?

CereVe: There is a line of creams, lotions, and cleansers called cereve, which is available over the counter. They are free of propylene glycol. They are expensive but worth it if you are allergic. I have just become aware that I am allergic-- this propylene glycol is everywhere----deodorants, cottonelle wipes, etc, so just switching lotions may not be enough! Yikes! Good luck to both of us!

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Does diluted glycerin fixes makeup on oily wide pore skin?

Does diluted glycerin fixes makeup on oily wide pore skin?

???: Hi, Glycerin has Moisturizing nature and it's being used to keep the hair and skin moist and prevent breakage.

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Can chronic glycerin suppository use cause toxic symptoms?

No but: One shouldn't need to rely on glycerin suppositories for constipation. By adding a maintenance dose of polyethylene glycol 3360 +/- milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) under the direction of your doctor, I would hope that you wouldn't need chronic use of suppositories.

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How often can my 17 month old take glycerin suppositories?

How often can my 17 month old take glycerin suppositories?

Why?: Suppositories should never be a routine method of treating constipation. Dietary fiber, or miralax, (polyethylene glycol) can be used safely for long term management; suppositories cannot.

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Can I use a glycerin suppository if I have diverticulitis?

Yes: The glycerin will not impede recovery from an acute attack, and will not precipitate an attack in someone with stable diverticulosis.

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Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? Like for vaporizers

Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? Like for vaporizers

Vegetable glycerin: The most common side effect of inhalation of e-liquid containing vegetable glycerin is a dry mouth, sore throat, and thirst. These symptoms usually last a few days as the body gets used to the vegetable glycerin. These symptoms can be lessened by drinking more water and liquids then usual.

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What are the ways that fleet liquid glycerin suppositories works?

Mainly 3 ways: Glycerin suppositories are one of the most widely used rectal laxatives for relieving mild to moderate constipation in babies, adults, and children. Glycerin suppositories provide gentle, timely and effective relief from constipation with minimal side effects. Works by irritation, hydration and lubrication. Read more: http://www. Ehow. Com/facts_5501853_do-glycerin-suppositories-w.

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Is vegetable glycerin safe for inhalation? As in use for vaporizers

Safe, but...: Vegetable glycerin itself is safe. What concerns me is that you want to smoke e-cigarettes (that is what you mean by "vaporizers", right? Please read this article from the American Academy of Pediatrics before you get into this habit. You obviously care for your health to ask the question. Http://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/teen/substance-abuse/Pages/E-cigarettes. Aspx

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