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Constipation in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   I m xxxxx.
User :   i ve some problem with my kid..
Doctor :   hi
User :   he is 9 months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   for a past 2 days he didnt go stool..
User :   regularly..
Doctor :   ok
User :   but he is eating well..
Doctor :   does he have any other problem like vomittings?
User :   we had started solids at his 6 th month
Doctor :   any excessive crying?
Doctor :   ok
User :   some thimes..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any vomittings, swelling of the abdomen?
User :   no..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   what diet are you giving him the past few days?
User :   we used to give cerelac stage 2...
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you avoid cerelac
User :   and one week back we had started mashed rice.
Doctor :   as it is not advisable to infants nowadays
User :   only one time we had given Rice..
Doctor :   he should be put on regular adult diet but it should be softly cooked
User :   mashed with toor dal and we gave..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he should also be given fruits
User :   but he eat well..
Doctor :   like banana or oranges
Doctor :   the main reason for constipation is lack of fibre
User :   Okay..babana in the sense we should have some mashed banana? am i right
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   give him small meals at frequent intervals
User :   okay..he also willing to take more food..
Doctor :   you can give him gripe water
User :   we already did that..
User :   even some times we use to give Domstol
Doctor :   do not give him drugs without prescription
Doctor :   it could be harmful
User :   okay.. i cud understand
Doctor :   just alter his diet
Doctor :   and avoid cerelac as it has no fibre
Doctor :   and can cause constipation
Doctor :   for 2-3 days
Doctor :   give him boiled vegetables
Doctor :   mashed spinach
Doctor :   fruits
Doctor :   at frequent intervals
Doctor :   only give him as much he can eat
Doctor :   if the constipation is not resolved
Doctor :   you may have to take him to a pediatrician
Doctor :   for further evaluation
Doctor :   give him only boiled and mineral water
User :   okay..and one more thing
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes..we alreadu used to give boiled mineral water
Doctor :   ok
User :   and boiled vegetable in the sense..can we give carrots,beans, potato like this
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000 pls confirm your details
User :   what we have to add in that..i mean slight salt or sugar
Doctor :   you can make it as a curry
Doctor :   with little oil
Doctor :   and give it with rice
Doctor :   else you can make khichdi
User :   okay.
Doctor :   that is also nutritious
User :   okay..
Doctor :   you can add a little amount of ghee or butter
User :   okay..
Doctor :   for more nourishment
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY Mobile : 0000 please confirm your details
Doctor :   are you there xxxxxr?
User :   s
Doctor :   ok
User :   i m sorry..
Doctor :   pls confirm your details
User :   you r right
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you filled the feedback form which I have sent?
User :   im sorry.. i had closed..send me again..
Doctor :   continue giving him gripe water
Doctor :   did you fill it?
User :   sss..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   no..
User :   thanks for ur suggestion..
Doctor :   ok
User :   bye..
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