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Enema for constipation in children - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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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.
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