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Cure for constipation of toddler?

Cure for constipation of toddler?

Fiber: Since toddlers have a notoriously poor intake of vegetables, their fiber intake is also poor. One easy method is to give 1 teaspoon of psyllium fiber, found in benefiber, in a beverage every day. If despite the fiber, the child still has either painful stools or fewer than three good stools a week, the child should be seen by his/her doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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What natural remedies for constipation in adults are there?

What natural remedies for constipation in adults are there?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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Please suggest some remedies for chronic constipation.

Please suggest some remedies for chronic constipation.

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber plus water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. ...Read more

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Treatment for colic for adults?

Treatment for colic for adults?

Try to find cause: Try to find a cause. It can be antibiotics, an infection, autoimmune. The choice of medication depends on the cause. Good luck and have a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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What are remedies for constipation?

What are remedies for constipation?

Fiber and water: First, drink enough water, at least 64 oz/day. Decrease your caffeine and alcohol intake- they both pull fluid out of the GI tract and into the urinary system. Eat plenty of fiber in vegetables and fruits. Add in a fiber supplement, like metamucil, daily. If this doesn't work see your doctor- many medications cause constipation as a side effect. ...Read more

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What are gentle remedies for constipation?

What are gentle remedies for constipation?

Choices: There are number of things that can gently ease constipation. Hydration (fluids) first. Next adding fiber to your diet. Certain foods can help (exs. Prune juice, black coffee, smooth moving teas, certain probiotics).There are stool softeneres which can help (colace) and there are also oral laxatives (ex. Milk of magnesia). ...Read more

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Home remedies for constipation?

Home remedies for constipation?

Fiber,herbs&exercise: Even here in america i've found no better remedy than the classic ayurvedic tonic triphala. A diet rich in fiber from fruits & vegetables is important. Fiber supplements like psyllium can help. Exercise helps. Constipation can be caused by low thyroid. Imbalances of GI flora & magnesium deficiency. Acupressure can provide acute relief- see http://www.Herbalshop.Com/acupressure/acupressure_16.Html. ...Read more

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Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Natural remedies for children who have attention problems?

Meds or no meds: Medications are generally safe if used properly, they usually provide quick response but also have significant side effects.Behavioral intervention , and neurofeedback are now endorsed by the aap as efficacious alternative in young children or for parents who do want meds.Diet modifications, herbs and supplements have been tried with poor and inconsistent response.A proper assessment is key. ...Read more

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What natural remedies work well for chronic constipation?

What natural remedies work well for chronic constipation?

High fiber foods: People get confused about fiber, thinking they should just eat more fruit. Study which foods have it. Examples are: bran cereals-read the side of the box for # grams. Try to get 30 grams in a day if your type of constipation responds well to fiber--not all do, though. Tasteadventure.Com is a website that sells great high fiber dry soups you can take to work in a baggy and add water and microwave. ...Read more

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What's good herbal remedy for chronic diarrhea?

What's good herbal remedy for chronic diarrhea?

Diarrhea: The best thing to try initially for chronic diarrhea is psyllium. It can be bought from the natural food store or in the form of products such as Metamucil. Be sure to drink extra liquids with it. If it does not help, I'll be sure to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist for work up of the chronic diarrhea, to determine its source. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Any good over-the-counter remedies for a child aged 13 years with diarrhea?

Clear liquids: At the onset of diarrhea you may just want to increases his fluids. Most often diarrhea is caused by some viral illness. When keeping sufficient fluids down you can offer bland foods. Most diarrhea does not require medicines. If goes on for longer than expected see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for constipation?

What are some home remedies for constipation?

Diet and fluids: A good high fiber diet and plenty of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids should do the trick...Nothing more nothing less. 80-100 ounces of fluids per day at a minimum. ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for UTI in toddler?

What are some natural remedies for UTI in toddler?

UTI needs antibiotic: UTI implies there is a bacterial infection in the bladder and runs a risk for further extension to the kidneys and blood stream if not properly treated. This is important. Your daughter needs her urine cultured to identify which bacteria and what it is sensitive to for proper treatment. Her doctor will start an antibiotic while awaiting cultures and change it if the infection is resistant. ...Read more

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Can pedialyte help relieve chronic constipation for a 3 year old?

Can pedialyte help relieve chronic constipation for a 3 year old?

Water: Water will work as well as Pedialyte. If chronic constipation is the problem it may take more than moisture. Increase fiber as much as you can. Best of luck. This is a tricky hurdle but you will get past it. ...Read more

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What are some herbal treatments for sinus infection in children?

Depends: On the age of the child and whether its sinus congestion or sinus infection. Sinus infections when serious rarely resolve with supportive care alone. Congestion on the other hand can improve significantly though temporarily with eucalyptus and/or peppermint. These measures should be avoided in young children. ...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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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more