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Suggest treatment for constipation

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Question: Hi Doctor, My 11 months old kid is facing trouble while passing stools. She tried passing stools 4 times since morning and crying in pain whenever she is trying. Visited the doctor and he has prescribed Septran Pediatric Suspension and Nutrolin-B syrup. Should I continue to use them ? Please help.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
constipation needs more fiber intake

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to health care magic.
It looks like your child is having constipation.
This is very common at this age as kids tend to be predominantly on milk .
The increasing fruits and vegetables which would give the fibre needed for soft stool formation.
For immediate relief, I would suggest my patients to give lactulose syrup 4ml twice a day for 3 days.
Wishing your child speedy recovery.
Do continue the other medicines too
Regards
Dr Arun
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Follow up: Dr. Arun (40 minutes later)
Thanks for the clarification Doctor. When we visited the physician, he said that the baby could have got some indigestion and hence this condition. The baby has slight fever as well.

The baby is in crawling stage now and she is kind of putting everything to her mouth that she holds. So we are suspecting that this could be some sort of infection. With all these said, should I be going ahead with all the 3 (Septran Pediatric Suspension, Nutrolin-B and lactulose syrup) medicines for the next couple of days?
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Answered by Dr. Arun (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
yes

Detailed Answer:
Yes it is better to continue all.
If it is infection it would settle with the medicines.
Lactulose can be given too.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Brief Answer: constipation needs more fiber intake Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to health care magic. It looks like your child is having constipation. This is very common at this age as kids tend to be predominantly on milk . The increasing fruits and vegetables which would give the fibre needed for soft stool formation. For immediate relief, I would suggest my patients to give lactulose syrup 4ml twice a day for 3 days. Wishing your child speedy recovery. Do continue the other medicines too Regards Dr Arun