Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
129 Doctors are Online

Enema for constipation in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Average Posted in: Child Health
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3388 Questions
User :   My friends 2 year old daughter has not passed a stool in 3 days and is struggling now with what appears to be a hard stool that won't come out - the mom is worried - any quick suggestions
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr AAAAAAA
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Please give me a few moments to go through your query .
User :   Any quick suggestions to helpnthe baby pass the stOol now
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me put the advise in a nut shell ;
Doctor :   1. Make her drink lot of water.
Doctor :   2. Lot of fruit juices.
User :   She is 2
Doctor :   3. The best remedy would be something called Enema
User :   The stool seemed to appear and then go back in
User :   Is an enema safe for a 2 year old
Doctor :   Like we do for small kids, where the mother applies soap to the finger or little finger and applies in the anal opening
Doctor :   It is absolutely safe and has no side effects.
Doctor :   Hope you have followed.
User :   So the soapy finger should only be applied to the exterior of the anal opening or does it get inserted gently
User :   What sort of volume of water should be used in the enema or is it some thing to purchase at a pharmacy
Doctor :   It can be inserted gently or a small piece of soft cotton cloth can be soaked in proper soap and be inserted.
Doctor :   For enema for a 2 yr old child 100ml would be enough.
User :   Ok thank you doctor I will let her know
Doctor :   one last help would be a very ripened banana would help to ease out the stoool.
Doctor :   So please take care.
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
Doctor :   Please give your feed back .
Doctor :   Take care, bye for now.
Question is related to
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor