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MY KID SUFFERING FROM CONSTIPATION,NORMALLY HE FOLLOWS REGULAR PATTERN BPLZ. SUGGEST FAST ACTING REMEDY , SO MINIMIZE MY KIDS DISCOMFORT?

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

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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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?

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

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What are the best fast acting treatments for constipation (natural or otc)?

What are the best fast acting treatments for constipation (natural or otc)?

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

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Are there any fast acting home remedies for a uti?

Are there any fast acting home remedies for a uti?

+/-: You can try cranberry juice (but not if on warfarin). Because people have variable responses to cranberry juice - i recommend that you receive antibiotics through your doctor. Hydrate well. ...Read more

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What exactly is the most effective home remedy for constipation?

What exactly is the most effective home remedy for constipation?

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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

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Is there a good home remedy for constipation?

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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What's the typical home treatment for constipation?

What's the typical home treatment for constipation?

Fluid, fiber: Increase water intake, increase fiber in food.
Apple or prune juice,

for adults - psyllium husk, karo syrup. ...Read more

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I am looking for a home remedy for child constipation?

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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Is there a good home remedy for a child with constipation?

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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How many days and what kind of home treatments are enough before seeking medical treatment for constipation is necessary?

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

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I sometimes face constipation problem. Is there any home treatment instead of medicine? If yes, please mention.

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

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Home remedy for constipation in an 8 month old baby?

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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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.?

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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My mother suffers from constipation, what remedy of household products or foods can she consume to relieve her constipation, fast relief

MOM: And plenty of non caffeinated fluids, 80-100 oz per day. No solid food until full evacuation. If no recent colonoscopy and this problem recurs she should get a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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.

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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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?

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?

Call DR/hemorrhoids: You need to inform your MD of your constipation and bleeding post BM. It is likely to be hemorrhoids and an Rx can be given once your MD confirms the diagnosis by exam. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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What is the remedy of constipation?

What is the remedy of constipation?

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

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What is a quick remedy for constipation?

What is a quick remedy for constipation?

Three Liters: Please drink three liters of water over the next hour and see if this simple and common recommendation helps you. ...Read more

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Can you recommend a good natural constipation remedy?

Can you recommend a good natural constipation remedy?

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 would be the most effective remedy for cure constipation and how long does that take?

What would be the most effective remedy for cure constipation and how long does that take?

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

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

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.
Stimulantsdulcolax.
Lubricant enema.
Stool softeners, make the stool softer.
Osmotics mirlax.
Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool.
Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more

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Constipation for over 2 years now. No treatment has worked. What do I do?

Colonoscopy: Have you seen a GI specialist. There may a be a cause other than classic constipation that is causing your symptoms. You may need to be scoped. If nothing is found, there are other studies that may show how your colon is functoning. A GI specialist can guide you thru this. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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