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Remedies For Obstipation
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, 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 is a tasteless, odorless powder that increases the water content of stool. Talk to your pediatrician. Goal: one soft stool per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 8 months pregnant w/ severe constipation for 6 day i've tried several home remedies & OTC & still no relief. I'm having chills & sweats as well.
Try vitamin C: Try 2-3, 000 mg of buffered vitamin c every hour; it should have a laxative effect within a few hours and may also help the chills and sweats if due to a virus. You can press on certain acupressure points which may help as well- see http://www.Herbalshop.Com/acupressure/acupressure_16.Html i would advise you also contact your obstetrician or midwife to tell them about your symptoms. ...Read more
Ovarian cyst on cat scan and severe constipation with pain. Any advice tried all remedies for constipation? Why follow ups?
Alternative health: You could try an acupuncturist and chinese herbalist. ...Read more
Constipation: This means you have severe constipation and difficulty actually defecating or having a bowel movement. None of your medications and the procedures you listed should not affect this function. There can be many reasons for these problems, but there are standard definitions of constipation (# of bowel movements per week, form of the stool, consistency, size, etc). ...Read more
Prevention: Prevent obstipation (constipation) with drinking plenty of liquids, take fiber supplements like metamucil, eat healthy high fiber foods and avoid junk foods, use enemas (fleets) and laxative like MiraLAX from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more
Chronic constipation: Can lead to encopresis, (liquid stool leaking around impacted stool), distention of the colon, difficulty toilet training, stool with-holding; also, diverticulosis/ diverticulitis & possible increased incidence of colon cancer in one's 40's. It requires thorough clean-out with go-litely or enemas, then MiraLAX & bowel re-training for at least 6 mos, aiming for soft stools at least every other day. ...Read more
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Tincture of time!: Millions have colds yearly. It is due to rhinoviruses and others. There is no cure. Rest, humidification, fluids, proper nutrution (chicken soup), fever control, vitamn c, perhaps an antihistamine to dry one up or perhaps a decongestant to open one up may be used. But usually observation, fluids and rest are all that is needed. Cover the coughs, nose and wash the hands. Stay at home! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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