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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Would some tissue and with liquid glycerine on it work as a laxative? it's 2am and I am desperate!

Would some tissue and with liquid glycerine on it work as a laxative? it's 2am and I am desperate!

-local application?: For lubricant effect ,I think you are asking about using it. You are just 26 yrs old and not sure why at this you have constipation-so significant. Do you drink enough liquids , take enough roughage in the food . When you apply liquid glycerin into the anal canal the digital stimulation itself may help to bring out some stool out. But don't try this often as it causes local br.in lining and bleed ...Read more

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Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Are glycerin suppositories safer than senna laxatives?

Senna - Glycerin: Both glycerin and senna laxatives are rather safe, but they do work in different ways. Senna is considered a stimulant laxative and glycerin is a lubricant. Depending on the cause of the constipation, glycerin is the "gentler" option. However, I have seen situations where both senna and glycerin suppositories were used together. ...Read more

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Can glycerine cause acne?

Can glycerine cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods.You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne. ...Read more

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I have 2 canker sores for a week, pain is little to gone, but sores have not healed. Sores becomes thinner & thicker during the day. I Used glycerine.

I have 2 canker sores for a week, pain is little to gone, but sores have not healed. Sores becomes thinner & thicker during the day. I Used glycerine.

Give it more time: If they are truly canker sores (little gray covered ulcers), they will heal on their own. If the pain is mostly gone, this is a good sign that you are on the mend! ...Read more

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Is glycerine bad for my baby?

Is glycerine bad for my baby?

Not necessarily.: Glycerine suppository chips are frequently recommended for babies who are constipated. They stimulate the rectal muscles to relax and allow easy bowel movements. They should not be used too frequently, or the baby will become dependent on them. ...Read more

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Can i take oral glycerine to relieve constipation and how much should I take?

Can i take oral glycerine to relieve constipation and how much should I take?

Why: do you have constipation. That is not normal and implies not enough of an unprocessed whole foods diet. Do stop all milk dairy and go wheat and rye free. See www.thepmc.org. See you MD for standard hostory and ohysical. HRS, MD, FACC www.thpmc.org ...Read more

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How long is it ok to use glycerine liquid suppositories? Is more than a week daily ok?

How long is it ok to use glycerine liquid suppositories? Is more than a week daily ok?

Confusing question: Your question does not indicate if this is for you or a child and why you are using it.If you, diet change, wetting agents and scheduled emptying are better long term plans. For a child, diet change and wetting agents are better. Glycerin can be a soothing short term solution but is unlike;y to provide long term benefit.Using it daily for a week while you start the other agents would be my goal. ...Read more

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After inserting the glycerine suppository it slipped out after 3 minutes. No bm after 1 hour. Should I use another one?

After inserting the glycerine suppository it slipped out after 3 minutes. No bm after 1 hour. Should I use another one?

Suppositories: Yes, go ahead and try another one. 3 minutes is not long enough for it to get absorbed and start working, especially if you saw it intact when it came out. To prevent constipation, consider adding fiber to your diet (beans, fruits, veggies, whole gains) and limit cheese and meats. Drink plenty of water. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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