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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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Enema (Definition)

An enema is the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels[ principly the colon/ large ...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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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 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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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.

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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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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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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What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??

What is the treatment for severe slow colon transit constipation? No laxatives work for me other than enema and stimulant. Doc mentioned Surgery??

AvoidSurgery, likely: End up with more problems: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW. Physical activity & avoiding delays in evacuation (when slightest urge) typically most effective strategies. Agents which bind water, best above ground veggies (trial & error for which & how much daily required) next best. Mental issues (infancy on) always relevant though hidden except via symptoms. Trial of linaclotide might help for symptoms. ...Read more

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My 9 year old is constipated 15 days & is in severe pain. His tummy is hard. He had enema & golitely treatment @ hospital 2 weeks ago & not any better?

My 9 year old is constipated 15 days & is in severe pain. His tummy is hard. He had enema & golitely treatment @ hospital 2 weeks ago & not any better?

POOR GUY!: 1. Stop all dairy and gluten.
2. You can increase p fruits (peach pear plum prune
pineapple papaya pumpkin peas and pomegranate)
3. An old favorite is milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) 1/2 tsp twice a
day up to 7 days (and not more) to get him to empty.
4. More water to flush him out.
5. Instead of milk of mag can also try smooth move
tea 1/2-1 cup daily.
6. Chiropractic can also help. ...Read more

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High anxiety causing bad constipation. I'm 25 and have tried stool softner but I'm not going. Is it safe to do a home enema? What to do?

High anxiety causing bad constipation. I'm 25 and have tried stool softner but I'm not going. Is it safe to do a home enema? What to do?

Mag Cit and Dr.: If you don't have any major health problems, try a bottle of magnesium citrate - it's in a green bottle usually at the pharmacy - no prescription needed. Drink that down (pour over ice and use a straw) and you'll probably get some relief w/in an hour. Then, get an appointment with your doctor to get a plan for your bowel health - good luck. ...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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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 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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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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How to keep skin healthy n glowing? Any home remedy?

How to keep skin healthy n glowing? Any home remedy?

TLC: You should be gentle with the skin and use moisturizing and gentle cleansers and avoid too much sun and harsh environments as much as possible. The use of moisturizers in lotion or cream form can be helpful. It is also important to focus on good nutrition and get proper sleep. ...Read more

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