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How often can I give my baby warm water enemas?

How often can I give my baby warm water enemas?

Water intoxication?: Why would you want to give your baby enemas? If he is constipated he may need an adjustment in his diet. That said, does he drink a lot of milk or eat dairy products? Discuss the problem with your pediatrician. He may want to send you to a dietician. There are also other ways to treat constipation.Again, see your doctor. With enemy's you run risk of water intoxication and electrolyte imbalance. ...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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How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

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How often cani give my baby glycerin suppositories?

As needed but...: If a baby has an infrequent and hard bowel movements, glycerin suppository may be used. However, if infant requires suppositories often, it is prudent to have baby checked whether or not he/she has something serious, e.g., hirschsrung disease. ...Read more

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Can I use a baby suppository for my own constipation?

Can I use a baby suppository for my own constipation?

Yes: In treating constipation, it is always better to start with the mildest treatment first and if there is no or little response then get more aggressive. ...Read more

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How often can I give my five month old a liquid suppository?

How often can I give my five month old a liquid suppository?

Sup use infant: You can use suppository for an infant daily until results and outcome i.e. constipation resolve. The OTC suppository can be used over a week trial along with diet, fluids. If abdominal pain occurs, distention develops, cal and speak to a pediatrician on staff for further advice thru virtual appt with Healthtap. Welcome, I am Dr. Ivy Fisher and available by appt if need further advice. ...Read more

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My 6 week old daughter is always constipated, can I give her miralax (polyethylene glycol)? If so how much how often?

My 6 week old daughter is always constipated, can I give her miralax (polyethylene glycol)? If so how much how often?

NO: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not a good choice at this time. Depends on feedings - if she is TOTALLY breastfed then 2-7 days between stools are normal as breastmilk is almost fully digested. Formula babies more likely to have issues. ADULT apple juice good shot of it in each bottle can help soften stool. Glycerin suppositories will help lubricate/pull water to anus. See MD soon for more guidance. ...Read more

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My one year old has constant painful stools (constipation) what can I do? Someone told me to give him a little miralax (polyethylene glycol). Can that help or harm him?

My one year old has constant painful stools (constipation) what can I do? Someone told me to give him a little miralax (polyethylene glycol). Can that help or harm him?

Increase fluids: Most important to constipation is to make sure the child is getting plenty of fluids. At 12 months, can add a few ounces of water to daily milk intake, and if stools are harder than normal, a few ounces of juice can be added from a cup as well. Don't get into habit of juice from a bottle. Add extra fiber to diet. If persists, talk to doc about what meds may help, like miralax- can be very helpful! ...Read more

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How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

How do I give my child a rectal suppository for fever?

Rectally: Soothe them, tell them what you are going to do, and very gently place the suppository on the anus and exert slight persistent pressure and it should slip in. ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

When can I give my newborn a bath?

After the cord falls: You can give your baby a bath after the cord has fallen off and the umbilical stump (where the cord has fallen off) is dry. This usually occurs around 2-3 weeks of life. ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

When can I give my newborn a bath?

Anytime: A healthy full term baby can be bathed. Make sure the water is not too hot or too cold as they cannot maintain their temperature well. A short quick bath is best. No hard scrubbing. ...Read more

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I recently had a femur fracture.So for pooping I have to use bedpan which makes it difficult to poop.Cn u tell me way to dilute my poop inside stomach?

I recently had a femur fracture.So for pooping I have to use bedpan which makes it difficult to poop.Cn u tell me way to dilute my poop inside stomach?

Poop: If you're on pain meds, they can slow down your bowels.... The more you move around, the more your insides will too (and the less pain meds you take). ...Read more

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I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and i'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

I gave myself a pedi-lax that you use for babies. It's a liquid glycerin suppositories. I used it and i'm bleeding from my rectum after having a bowl.

Glycerin: Should not be that irritating to your body since it is safe for kids. If your bowel movement was huge it could have caused a tear in the anus and that is why you are bleeding. If it continues, you should be seen by your doctor. Chances are it is a local problem after the bm. ...Read more

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What can I safely take as a laxative to move my bowels... I need a movement?

What can I safely take as a laxative to move my bowels... I need a movement?

Laxatives: Most of the over the counter laxatives are based upon vegetable products and are no chemicals and are all safe to take. ...Read more

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My 5month old is exclusively breastfeed and hasn't had a bowl movement in 36 hrs. How can I help him go to the bathroom if he's constipated?

My 5month old is exclusively breastfeed and hasn't had a bowl movement in 36 hrs. How can I help him go to the bathroom if he's constipated?

Wait? Observe: Exclusively breast fed older babies often will skip days of having BM's. They absorb most of the breast milk. If he is not fussy, then watch for a day or two more Some times drinking 2 oz of water can help if there is fussiness My guess is you will have a stored up BM to clean very soon ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?

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What is the best way to relieve an 8 month infant of constipation? He was 2 months premature, does this affect what I can and cannot give him?

Pear juice: 2 to 4 oz of pear juice for infants once or twice daily can help with constipation. The juice contains sorbitol, a natural sugar which is not well absorbed intestinally. This causes a gentle osmotic effect on the stool, pulling in more water into the stool making it softer. ...Read more

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How much time am I suppost to hold in a mesalamine enema?

How much time am I suppost to hold in a mesalamine enema?

Ideally you should: be able to hold it in through the night time sleep cycle. This may take several days before you can accomplish this. The longer you hold the more effective the treatment. Let your prescribing doctopr know if after a week you are still not able to go thru the night holding the enema ...Read more

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How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

How many suppositories can I give my baby for fever while teething?

Medication Direction: Every medication comes with directions, please consult these directions to determine the proper use for your suppositories. ...Read more

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