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Child having problem in passing stools, hard and painful. Problem persist even after medication. Solution?

dr. my son is 2yrs 5mnths,he is not able to pass his stool daily,we are providing him piclin syrup,sorboline syrup, and docolux supplimentary when his stool is not passed for 4days,ham very much worried of giving him so much of syrup at this age is difficult and before i was giving cremmaffin and releez as prescribed by pediatrician ,but still i find problem in him,and more over he himself controls the stool as it is hard and painfull for him. so plz sudjust me from this problem.ill be very much thankfull to u .
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
Constipation in children is related to diet intake,
Hypothyroidism.fissures and hurshprung's disease needs to be ruled out.
Laxatives should not be used for longer duration.
I suggest you to give him plenty of fluids,glucose water,green leafy vegetables.fruits,salad.
Give one spoon of honey with warm water at bedtime.
Decrease milk products,avoid all kind of junk food (candy,chocolates.chips soft drinks)

Your child will be fine soon.
God bless,
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. E Venkata Ramana's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
The constipation is common around this age group and is called functional constipation.
Dietary fiber rich foods like vegetables, green leafy vegetables and fruits to be given on every day basis as the fiber will make stool bulky and retain water in it making soft for easy passage.
Give plenty of water and encourage the child to go toilet daily.
Whenever he is passing hard stool you can give lactulose syrup for three to five days and you can stop when the stool is loose.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Kaushik K Murthy's  Response
change his feeding habits , reduce liquidy diet , include more of fibers ,vegetables, fruits. avoid chocolates biscuits. help him in toilet training. he ll improve over time.
Answered: Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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