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Iron Constipation Treatment
That I have c diff toxin b with no diaherra. Have constipation. Treatment anyway with vanco 125mg. Will I get diaherra or make things worse on treatme?
Need more info: Why were you tested for c. Difficile toxin if you had no symptoms? That makes no sense, nor is it easy to understand why you are being treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more
Diet: Go with diet first: increase fluids/fruits and veggies 4 to 5 servings/day. Activa yogurt with active probiotics 2-3 times daily can also help. If worsening, trial otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder: 1-2 capfuls in beverage daily until your stool is soft like pancake batter. ...Read more
Can you please tell me which form of iron causes the least constipation as a treatment for anaemia. Thank you.
IV iron: IV iron does not pass through your GI system so it is least constipating. However, IV iron is only used for very severe iron deficiency anemia that is life-threatening. For mild stable iron deficiency anemia, oral iron supplements are used. Liquid iron may be less constipating than iron pills. Talk with your primary care doctor for more advice. ...Read more
Is there any medical treatment that aims to clean out the bowels completely? I am suffering from chronic constipation and I need suggestions.
My four and half year old daughter has severe constipation since she was a year old. What is suitable diet for her? Also is there any treatment?
Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Benefiber: Chronic constipation stretches the rectum. The urge to go decreases & children withhold. The stool becomes drier & harder leading to painful & difficult movements. It requires lengthy & persistent treatment to allow the rectum to regain muscle tone. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a tasteless, odorless powder that increases the water content of stool. Talk to your pediatrician. Goal: one soft stool per day. ...Read more
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
Constipation: If you are breastfeeding a breast fed baby can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or may take a week to have a stool. He is not considered constipated. If you are bottle feeding, make such he is not getting excessive amounts of milk. You may add a teaspoon or two of dark karo syrup to the formula to help the constipation. ...Read more
Fiber and fluid: The best treatments for constipation are "homeopathic"- fiber and fluid. Get enough of both, and usually, the constipation will resolve. Remember to eat a balanced diet and stay active as well. With these simple things, most often the problem resolves. True clinical constipation- moving one's bowels less frequently than once in 5 days- is relatively rare, and should be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more
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.
Stool softeners, make the stool softer.
Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool.
Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more
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
My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?
Chronic constipation: Needs to be assessed by a pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist, with a plain x-ray of his abdomen. If he's not "cleaned out" before giving bulk laxatives/prune juice, he'll cramp worse. Stool softeners must be given for 6 months or > after clean-out to prevent stool with-holding, encopresis, & long-term health problems. Reduce intake of milk & milk products to 16-21 ounces/day. ...Read more
I've had anal fissure for 5 years. It's been really good in the past few months. Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation. What's the best treatment?
Constipation Rx: Usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more
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