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Fast Acting Home Remedies For Constipation
MY KID SUFFERING FROM CONSTIPATION,NORMALLY HE FOLLOWS REGULAR PATTERN BPLZ. SUGGEST FAST ACTING REMEDY , SO MINIMIZE MY KIDS DISCOMFORT?
Dietary Changes: Child's age unknown which makes it difficult to be specific. Constipation occurs from inadequate dietary fiber & water, also toddlers & children delay defecation (too busy playing etc.). For age 2 yrs & older should increase fresh fruit/vegetables, beans, whole grains. Daily fiber intake = child's age in yrs plus 5 gms/day. Offer minimum 32 oz water daily. See your doctor if child under age 2 yrs. ...Read more
Help please? I want to know what are the fast acting home remedy i need to use to cure this horrible tooth pain i'm having?
Till U get 2 dentist: If you don't have swelling and are otherwise in generally good health, you can take 600 mg (3x200mg) Ibuprofen (motrin/advil) and 2x500mg of tylenol, (acetaminophen) together. You can take up to four doses as needed for pain. However, you should plan to see your dentist asap as i would not recommend for you to be taking this medication for a long time if you have swelling or fever, you need to take an antibiotic. ...Read more
Meds. Dentist: otc pain meds until you can see dentist TODAY. ...Read more
Lot;, what's "best"?:
Lots of laxatives work fast. What do you mean by "best"?Safe? Active? Occasional or more often use? Why are you constipated? Diet? Inactivity? Lack fluids? Meds? Disease?
Stimulants, e.G senna, cascara, bisacodyl, aloe-work fast, crampy.
Minerals/saline-magnesium in various forms, phosphate-work fast, can screw up chemistries
enemas: (no soap suds)
nonabsorbables e.g. Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) slower. ...Read more
Constipation is a very common problem particular in Western society. Common associated issues are not enough water and not enough fruits and vegetables. High-fiber can be very helpful in constipation but it must be associated with water.
Several questions would help diagnose your problem. To include how often you normally move your bowels. Do you normally have a problem with constipation? Do you ...Read more
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
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
How many days and what kind of home treatments are enough before seeking medical treatment for constipation is necessary?
Try OTC laxatives...: Constipation is common and usually caused by a benign process such as change in diet, activity, travel, or medications. Try eating more fiber, taking otc fiber supplements (e.g. Metamucil), otc laxatives (e.g. Milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) miralax) or getting more exercise. If the constipation lasts for more than a few weeks and/or is associated with significant abdominal pain or rectal bleeding see a doctor. ...Read more
I sometimes face constipation problem. Is there any home treatment instead of medicine? If yes, please mention.
Yes: Fiber should help. Other things to try are prunes. I would also encourage trying to establish a morning bowel routine after eating breakfast and having something to drink (coffee works well). Look into MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as it is a nn-absorbable salt based product that makes it easier to go(not a systemic medication). ...Read more
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
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.
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
Lupron (leuprolide) for last 18days (ivf). Dealt with constipation. Now blood on TP after BM for 3 days- painful BM day it started. Should I call DR? Home remedy?
I had steroids for more than a month with that i got constipated. Can you please suggest any medicine or home remedy for normal motions?
Fiber: Veggies and fruits. For quick results prunes. Good luck. ...Read more
Small red spot in 2 yo diaper today. No blood in stool. Other day took rectal temp. Mucus w/ little red on it. Acting fine. Constipated often-worry?
OK unless recurring: Even if it is blood, a small amount, one event would not be anything to worry about. It could be due to the thermometer causing some mild trauma or constipation. It could also not even be blood. I would have it checked if it is recurring or if there is a larger amount of blood. ...Read more
4 mo. Green poopx1week mucus at times breast Fed. Doesn't act constipated. What does this mean? Gets previous day pumped breast milk at daycare
Breast milk poo: The stool of breast fed babies can vary in color and consistency without cause for concern, provided there is no blood, fever, vomiting, irritability, abdominal distension or loss of weight. If other children in the daycare are having similar symptoms, it may be due to infection. ...Read more
Hydrate more: Drink more water or liquids. Also have more fiber in your diet, meaning eating more cooked vegetables, fresh fruit, and again drinking more purified, clean water. Constipation is a sign of possible dehydration, or even food allergies too. Avoid dairy or cheese, soy, or wheat, and poop regularly! ...Read more
Fluids and fiber: Increase fluid, water and fiber in diet. Increase fruits and vegetables, preferably fresh. Decrease the amount od dairy products to include cheese as these foods can constipate. If you take supplements with lots of iron, reduce these too. There are forms of iron that cause less constipation. ...Read more
Several ways to help:
A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives:
bulk laxatives(fiber supplements) with a lot of water.
Stool softeners, make the stool softer.
Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool.
Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more