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Child passing thick motion once in two days. Prescribed dulcolax, enema. Any natural solution?

hi,am having 2yrs.8months old kid, he is taking food properly but two-three days once she passes the motion which is very tigth, I am giving Rice with vegetable curries and. he having this problem since one and half year. we have taken our son to doctor but he is saying use dulcolax or enema.use of Dulcolax suppository some times my son having pain, what is the solution for passes the motion every day.
Asked On : Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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His diet must contain lot of fibre.
Add lot of vegetables, fresh fruits, fresh fruit juices, soups to his diet.
Make sure he takes plenty of fluids daily.
A glass of warm water daily in the morning will help him.

Avoid junk food, excess of oil, potato, Banana, biscuits etc.

Check with your doctor if he has any anal fissures- if so he might need to take stool softeners and local gels till the fissure heals. Else he will start holding the stools because of pain and it will again cause hardening of stools.

Duphalac - Lactulose will be better and safer than Dulcolax.
Dose of Duphalac will be 1 ml/kg/dose given at night.
Based on the response, the dose and frequency have to be adjusted.
He has to take this medication for a minimum of 3 weeks.

Follow these measures for a month. Even after these if no improvement is seen, further investigations may be needed.

Hope my answer helps you.
Best wishes.
Answered: Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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