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Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Home remedy for constipation in an 8 month old baby?

Dr. Oscar Novick
Board Certified, Pediatrics
53 years in practice
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Home remedy for constipation in an 8 month old baby?

Diet modification: Reduce milk and milk products and increase fiber in diet such as fruits vegetables, and complex cereals. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is a condition in which there is infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Common symptoms include passing fewer than three stools a week, straining excessively during bowel ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Board Certified, Pediatrics
19 years in practice
578K people helped
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I need the best home remedy for fixing constipation in a child!?

Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Board Certified, Pediatrics
19 years in practice
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I need the best home remedy for fixing constipation in a child!?

Miralax: Miralax is a good home remedy for constipation in kids and adults. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Board Certified, Geriatrics
29 years in practice
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Is there a good home remedy for constipation?

Dr. Theresa Redling
Board Certified, Geriatrics
29 years in practice
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Is there a good home remedy for constipation?

Depends: Home remedies include regular exercise, naturel fiber found in fruit, veggies and grains, prunes and hydration. However, if one has used laxatives regularly, these remedies may no longer be effective, as the bowel gets used to needing laxatives to work properly . If this is the case, talk to your doctor about retraining your bowel. ...Read more

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
68 years in practice
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Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

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 meantime a little mineral oil ishelpful, dosed according to age. ...Read more

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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I am looking for a home remedy for child constipation?

Dr. Patrick Hieber
Board Certified, Pediatrics
45 years in practice
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I am looking for a home remedy for child constipation?

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. Prunes/prune and/or pear juice, increased fruits/vegetables for older children. The common denominator for kids older than 6 months is increased fiber. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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What is the best home remedy for constipation?

Dr. Clarence Lyons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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Mineral oil: Try some mineral oil that you can get at a pharmacy, over the counter. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Cattey
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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What exactly is the most effective home remedy for constipation?

Dr. Richard Cattey
Board Certified, General Surgery
37 years in practice
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Diet changes: Try to increase the water and fiber in your diet. You can do that by eating more fruit and vegetables on a daily basis. Avoid things that are dehydrating like soda and alcohol. If all else fails you can take a mild stool softener every day, like metamucil, fibercon, or even prunes. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
10 years in practice
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Coffee is a good home remedy for constipation. What else?

Dr. Allen Kamrava
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What to do if I am suffering from gass trouble and constipation from last few years and tired off taking medicines. I want some home remedy type treatment.?

Dr. Eric Kaplan
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
37 years in practice
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What to do if I am suffering from gass trouble and constipation from last few years and tired off taking medicines. I want some home remedy type treatment.?

Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, both of which contribute to constipation. Need a minimum of 80-100 oz/day ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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Haven't had a bm in 4 days and am severely uncomfortable. Took ducolax with no effect.Do you have a home remedy i can use? I'm 40 yrs old and having to take pain meds for my back which in turn cause my constipation.

Dr. Mary Engrav
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
26 years in practice
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You : You are right in that pain medication can cause constipation. Dulcolax is a good idea though it can take a while to work. Things you can do for constipation include drinking more fluids, walking, and increasing fiber. You can also try purchasing glycerin suppositories. To use, gently insert one suppository as instructed and try to hold it in for as long as you can, at least 10 minutes. Use these twice a day until resolved. However, if you develop abdominal pain, fever, or vomiting, it could be something besides constipation so if those occur you would have to see a physician. ...Read more

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