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Infant Glycerin Suppositories Dosage
Kidney: Glycerine sup does not damage kidneys. And glycerine is a simple lubricant for the intestin. But some fleet enemas (sodium bisphosphate) containing phosphates are discouraged in patients with kidney failure or insufficiency as the increase the serum level of phosphates to a non desirable level. ...Read more
How much of the fleet pedia-lax liquid glycerin suppositories do I give to my baby (2 1/2 weeks) she hasn't had a bm in 4 days.
What should be the minimum time gap between 2 dose of glycerin suppository for a 3-year-old toddler?
2-3 days: However, if you needing to use multiple suppositories than I would make sure you are consulting your doctor. ...Read more
Can I use glycerin suppositories for my 1 month old baby she has 2 days without BM? I feed her formula and breast milk but mostly breast milk.
Mgt: Babies have different stool patterns. I would suggest discontinuation of the glycerin suppositories. Continue to keep your baby well-fed with mostly breast milk. If there is no stool in 5 to 7 days, a visit to your PCP is advised. At your next visit, review the results of her newborn screening tests. ...Read more
My baby's body does not recognize that he needs to poop I have had to use glycerin suppositories two days in a row now to make him have a bowel movement what else can I do it makes him very fussy and spits up when he cannot use the bathroom?
Make defecation fun!: Defecation/evacuation=a built in reflex. Creating/promoting control issues (you/others vs. baby) creates problems (wars) leading to longstanding health problems. If baby has been scolded/punished (by anyone) for defecating at inconvenient time/location, problems begin & can build. Study: William & Martha Sears many books, e.g. "Attachment Parenting" for better strategies; not product marketing. ...Read more
Probably not much...: We had a rash of patients who misread their instructions and swallowed them instead of using them as directed. One complained of a stomach ache...the rest, nothing happened. Including no results from the suppository. ...Read more
Wouldn't matter: These dissolve over time after insertion (as long as you take the wrapper off). You may experience an odd sense of fullness after insertion as part of the condition that led to its use. ...Read more
Mainly 3 ways:
Glycerin suppositories are one of the most widely used rectal laxatives for relieving mild to moderate constipation in babies, adults, and children. Glycerin suppositories provide gentle, timely and effective relief from constipation with minimal side effects. Works by irritation, hydration and lubrication.
Read more: http://www.Ehow. Com/facts_5501853_do-glycerin-suppositories-w. ...Read more
Glycerine: Probably not. Many 3rd world countries will use expired meds without any issues. In the usa it is not advised. After all we are excessive and we do waste. ...Read more
Yes as directed.
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Dr Z ...Read more
Rectal Foreign Body: Foreign bodies inserted into the anal canal usually pass through into the rectum requiring an emergency room visit if not passed out with a bowel movement, If the foreign body is composed of materials that soften and liquefy eg glycerine suppository, then those wil melt and cause no physical harm. Firm objrcts, or those with relatively sharp edges eg the foil packaging can tear tissue causing pain ...Read more
Is it possible to puncture my rectum with a glycerin suppository? I had to use one today and I pushed it in rather hard. Having some pain??
Unlikely: You may have bruised or abraded the wall of the rectum as it went in. The area is well supplied with nerve endings which is how you keep from soiling yourself daily. This will cause pain and itching in some. The soft/bendable surface of suppositories make them hard to insert wrong. The discomfort should pass in a day or so. ...Read more
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