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Child taking movicol for constipation. What should be done for cure?

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Nine year old with constipation started on movicol initially two sachets per day and stools hard to move then up to three and stools looser and frequent please advise
Posted Fri, 1 Mar 2013 in Constipation
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 4 hours later
Hello dear,
There are various causes of constipation in a child.
The most common is food faddism, as the children don't tend to take vegetables and other roughage material.
Laxative is a good option for a short period.
But too much use can cause habit formation and also the laxative stop working.
I would like to know, is the child investigated ?
Has any cause been found for the constipation?
Kindly answer to my query .
I would be able to help you better.
Thank you .
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