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3 years old baby suffering from constipation and stomach pain

Hi , My son aged 2 Yrs 7 months is having constipation , we have tried homeopathy but that did not worked. We have tried Liv 52 drops for about 15 days and no longer use it now. He is having hard stool and with pain and sometimes blood also seen in stool. He is 11 Kg but is active throughout the day and Learn Numbers , Rhymes and Play well. His sleep pattern is not sound from his infant stage. But he takes sleep for about 8 Hrs and in between woke up once or twice and ask for milk. Now apart from milk diet he has started taking daal, rice ,half boiled egg, roti, banana, biscuits etc in his diet but sometimes miss on them in a week. Though it is tough for her mother to make him eat while telling him tales and stories. Recently one of GP has recommended looz solution 5 ml daily at bed time for 10 days and then suggested to give looz in gaps maybe after 3 days. What do I do ? Please suggest. One medical history is that he had once had convulsion or febrile seizure when the fever jumped to 103. This was last year in August 2010 when he was 1 yr 9 months old. We do fever management for febrile seizure to avoid it now by giving crocin syrup and Frisium 2.5 Mg , whenever he got fever. However he got fever only because of seasonal cold or stomach pain sometimes. There is no convulsion after that. Please suggest on constipation and also if he could improve his appetite and also how he can gain weight.
Asked On : Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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Pediatrician 's  Response
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Stool consistency depends on food and bowel habit .you have to use high fiber diet like all kinds of vegetable with mixed food like khisri.Water intake do not interfere with the stool.Start toilet training gradually.Laxative is harmless and may use when needed.Dont panic about that.

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Answered: Fri, 8 Jul 2011
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Ophthalmologist Dr. Alpesh R Shah's  Response
HI,
FIRST OF ALL YOU ARE TO DECREASED HIS MILK INTAKE. GIVE IN MORNING AND IN EVENING ABOUT 4-5 PM. NO BED TIME OR BETWEEN 11 PM - 6 AM MILK.
ALSO DAILY MAKE A HABIT TO SIT HIM IN POTTY SIT TWICE A DAY FOR HALF AN HOUR. THIS WILL MAKE A HABIT TO PASS STOOL REGULAR .
GIVE HIM LOTS OF WATER ,ALSO BANANA , OTHER FRUITS.
YOU CAN CONTINUE WITH LOOZE LIQUID FOR A FEW DAYS, THEN DECREASE THE DOSE AND THEN STOP.
ALL THE BEST.
Answered: Thu, 7 Jul 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. P. Mahesh's  Response
Hi,

Welcome to HCM.
Basic reason for stool to become hard is lack of water content in the stool. Give frequent feeds of small quantity of warm water. This should loosen the stool. Ripe banana, grapes and in general all fruits are good for preventing constipation. You may use fruit juices.Egg and milk are constipatory.
Avoid using any kind of laxatives, as they are habit forming and very difficult to wean later.
Do not force feed your child. This will have exactly the opposite effect of what you want. It will create a hate attitude for food, in the child. Give the child what he likes and when he wants.
Control your anxiety and don't worry about his weight gain. Nature knows best.
Answered: Fri, 17 Jun 2011
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