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Does The Clean Kid Manual Work For Kids With Encopresis
Talk to a specialist: Encopresis can be an especially trying and difficult disorder to treat. The specialists in treating it usually are either behavioral and developmental pediatricians or pediatric GI doctors. They will be familiar with various approaches, probably including the clean kid manual. You need to have someone you trust with whom you can work towards a longterm solution.See 1 more doctor answer
Can you actually clean all of the bacteria and feces from underwear and pants of a kid with encopresis or will you need to buy new clothes all of the time?
Why not: Bleach is very effective. As are many of the "oxygenated, " non-bleach, laundry additives. Very hot water also helps.See 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Encopresis is soiling beyond that "desired." that is, in the toilet or diaper. A psychiatric problem is only a problem when it is a problem! If the voices in your head are nice and helpful, should I treat them? That said, if your child is soiling himself only during exercise, I would seriously seek medical attention. It is very likely that there is a physical cause contributing to this problem.See 2 more doctor answers
God made food: Encopresis is not psychological! It is evidence of brain irritability, commonly induced by poor diet, particularly all that sweet "junk" that prevails in america. If the natural food had not been here when we arrived on earth, we would not have survived. Even milk is abnormal since it was "invented" for cows, not humans.
Causes of encopresis my daughter has not suffered any abuse so please don't use that answer there must be other causes
Common problem: Various degrees of stool retention are common in childhood. It can be triggered simply if a kid decides not to poo when nature calls & then has a painful one the next day. Kids may begin retaining stools to avoid pain & gradually change their intestinal structure. Parents often fail to treat long enough to fix the problem & encopresis by school age can result.
See pedi GI or: A developmental pediatrician. These kids often need a combination of education & bowel retraining after an evaluation of their lower digestive tract. Sometimes a year or more must be devoted to the process & the kid must be a willing participant for it to be successful. Short term fixes invariably lead to early relapse & disappointment.See 2 more doctor answers
Rule out neurologic: Problem which can impair sphincter, bladder and bowel function. Enuresis alone usually does not require behavior therapy. Encopresis, in the absence of any neurologic deficit may well benefit from behavior therapy. Thus most children with combined enuresis & encopresis usually require some form of behavior therapy.
Encopresis: Is inability to control bowel movements, hence dooming self. Can occur in low intelligence ones or from illnesses of intestinal tract or result of medications that cause excess bowel activity or central nervous system abnormality or psychological reasons, etc. Remedy is treating the cause.
Need a laxative: Most people with encopresis (backed up stool) need to take a laxative and clean the colon (intetine) of backed up stool. Following that a change in diet to include fiber, roughage and plenty of fluids coupled with setting a specific time to empty ones bowels, ususally once daily is helpful in establishing a bathroom routine that encourages regular evacuation of stool.
Chronic constipation: Kids with encores is tend to have a long history of hard stools and problems having bowel movements. As kids learn to "hold" their bowl movements as they cause a great amount of pain, the rectal vaul distends and kids become impacted. What you see is " tracks" or soiling in the underwear, that is stool that seeps through. You need to look at diet, and be patient, it takes time, always see your dr.See 1 more doctor answer
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