Child having difficulty in passing stools. Suggestions? - Online Doctor Chats
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My 2.5 years old daughter is having difficulty is passing stool as it becomes very tight
she has her bowel movement every alternate day
would you please suggest some medicine for her
she also cries a lot sometimes while passing stool
I understand your concern. But, it would not be right to suggest any medication without examining her.
I give her oranges and grapes in fruits
and also give fibre XXXXXXX vegetables
That is fine.
would you suggest some stool softener
her stool is not tight everytime
but once in 10 days she gets this problem
What would you suggest
Please do the following to keep the stool soft.
1. Include more fresh vegetables and fruits in her diet.
That we are doing anyway
2. Give her more water to drink. Reduced intake of water is one of the most common causes of constipation in children.
can we give banana in fruits
If both of this is done regularly, and still the kid is having hard stools, then, it is important to get the child examined.
Usually stool softeners are ot given for children.
Surely, you can include bananas in the fruits. The smaller variety helps in improving the motion.
Papaya and dry grapes are also a good option.
Give the fruits as whole fruit rather than juice.
she is very choosy in food
dont know how to give everything to her
she will vomit if she does not like it
You can also try another suggestion. In the mornings after she wake up, give one glass of water before giving anything else.
Give anything only after 30 minutes to 1 hour.
I understand the difficulty you are facing.
is almond good for constipation
Within my knowledge almonds doesn't improve constipation.
So no medicine is required as of now
Have you understood all my suggestions?
just try following the above remedies
yes I have
I would prefer not to give any medicines for hard stools in kids under 3 years.
If with the above measures it is not improving, then please do visit a pediatrician for a proper examination.
thanks a lot for your suggestions
After examination, if required only the kid would require medicines.
Hope I had been helpful enough to your satisfaction.
will check her for 2 more weeks with your suggestions and then consult a pediatrician
Is there anything else I could help you on?
there is nothing else
Ok. Thanks for consulting me.
Let me know if you have any other medical queries.
Have a Nice Evening!!
Same to you
Bye for now.
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