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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?

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

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Dr. William Singer
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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.

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

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I have had severe constipation all day. I've had lots of abdominal/lower back pain and the feeling of needing to go all day, but nothing coming out. Early in the day I had a little bit of liquid come out, but no poop. Any remedies? Is this serious?

I have had severe constipation all day. I've had lots of abdominal/lower back pain and the feeling of needing to go all day, but nothing coming out. Early in the day I had a little bit of liquid come out, but no poop. Any remedies? Is this serious?

Doctor can examine: Patients who complain of constipation usually don't say they have bad back pain that comes with it. Thus, it would be a good idea to get a primary care doctor's evaluation to see if something else is going on with the back. One should write down details of symptoms, such as when back pain occurs (is it only during pushing out stool, is it only after pooping, or only before pooping, etc...). ...Read more

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What is obstipation and dyschezia? What tests are used for the diagnosis?

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

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Treatments for obstipation?

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 (polyethylene glycol) from the drug store. See a doctor if you develop abdominal pain or vomiting. ...Read more

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What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

What are the complications of bowel obstipation in kids?

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 (polyethylene glycol) & bowel re-training for at least 6 mos, aiming for soft stools at least every other day. ...Read more

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Best cold remedy?

Best cold remedy?

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 more

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C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complicated yet treatable illness in both allopathy and homeopathy. However, hundreds of homeopathic medicines might be helpful to a person with copd. This means individualized treatment with an trained homeopath is needed, so that your unique totality of symptoms can be considered in the prescription. Follow-up would be long-term, not magic. ...Read more

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Remedy for pscoliosis?

Scoliosis: Is curvature of the spine. Mild to moderate cases are followed with symptomatic treatment. Severe cases may require surgery. ...Read more

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Remedy to an daily headce?

Remedy to an daily headce?

Find the cause: It's unusual to have daily headaches. The treatment depends on the cause of the headache. Much more medical history, lab work and possible imaging studies are needed to figure this out. See your doctor to discuss evaluation. Something is going on and you need to find what that is. ...Read more

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Is there remedy for dim vission?

Is there remedy for dim vission?

depends: Most visual problems are due to a need for eyeglasses. Other causes are due to things like diabetes, cataracts and changes in the cornea. If you have dimming of vision, check with your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best remedy for cold?

What's the best remedy for cold?

Sleep and hydration: A cold is usually the result of a virus, which will resolve on its own after 3-5 days. Some days may be tough while other days more mild. You should strive to get plenty of sleep, rest, and good nutrition and hydration. Your cold will pass, and you will feel good as new. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for colds?

What is the best remedy for colds?

Meds for symptoms: Medicines that relieve symptoms: lozenges for sore throat, decongestants for congestion, and cough medicine for cough. ...Read more

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