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Is there a natural cure or remedy to help with a 10yo with encopresis?

Is there a natural cure or remedy to help with a 10yo with encopresis?

See pedi GI or: A developmental pediatrician. These kids often need a combination of education & bowel retraining after an evaluation of their lower digestive tract. Sometimes a year or more must be devoted to the process & the kid must be a willing participant for it to be successful. Short term fixes invariably lead to early relapse & disappointment. ...Read more

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Dr. Patrick Hitchon
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Stool Holding (Encopresis) (Definition)

Encopresis is a condition in which there is leakage of stool in a child who has been toilet trained. Causes of encopresis include stress, Hirschsprung's disease, and constipation. Children with constipation may have encopresis due to stretching and desensitization of the rectum by the retained stool. Additional stool may leak around the blockage. ...Read more


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What is the treatment for encopresis?

What is the treatment for encopresis?

Encopresis: Find cause of inability to control bowels and treat the cause, whether organic or functional. ...Read more

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8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. No solid bm for 3 months. X ray this past fri. Treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. Advice?

8yr old with autism, adhd, and encopresis. No solid bm for 3 months. X ray this past fri. Treatment daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) and enemas. 1sm solid bm. Advice?

Probable overflow: These are probably loose stools around an impaction. A cleanout as recommended by your pcp or GI doc, followed by daily miralax, (polyethylene glycol) mineral oil and fiber such as popcorn, along with designated toilet sitting time, should help. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any natural cure or remedy for tonsillitis or a very bad sore throat?

Please let me know if there is any natural cure or remedy for tonsillitis or a very bad sore throat?

Remedies: If you have a significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see your medical provider ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Saltwater gargles are helpful. Mix a tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. You can gargle w aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mix of chamomile tea w honey ; a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a natural remedy to help cure a cold?

Time: Colds generally last up to two weeks with treatment and 14 days without. Chicken soup might actually help. Echinaccea has failed most trials. ...Read more

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If your prostate is enlarged - what's the best natural cure/treatment?

If your prostate is enlarged - what's the best natural cure/treatment?

Prostate: The only natural remedy that has been used for enlarged prostate is saw palmetto. Recent studies have not shown any benefit from its use. Vit e, selenium, zinc, have been use in different preparations but definite benefits have been demonstrated. Things that can help is eating healthy, avoid fatty foods and too many spicy foods which can increase symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for candida by natural remedy ?

Is there a good cure for candida by natural remedy ?

Vaginal?: Natural approaches to yeast infections: 1. Wear underwear that is cotton vice synthetic 2. Avoid wearing underpants when you go to bed at night. 3. Don’t wear tight fitting panties & pantyhose. 4. Use natural tampon/ feminine pads (avoid those which are scented). 5. Avoid douches as well as use of harsh, drying soap on genitalia. 6. Rinse genitalia very well after soaping up. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy/cure for lymphocytic colitis (a rare form of colitis)?

Can there be a natural remedy/cure for lymphocytic colitis (a rare form of colitis)?

See below: The first step in managing this disease is to stop nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen) and all other offending agents (e.g. Omeprazole, sertraline). The drug of choice for treatment is Budesonide and an anti-diarrheal agent (loperamide). Other than that, gluten-free diet may be of some benefit. ...Read more

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Can there be a natural remedy to cure a sinus infection?

Tough question: Infection can be treated but can come back, so go to the root why having infection nasal rinse imp. ...Read more