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Suggest remedy for my son s hard stools and constipation

I have a problem with my son.He is 3years 2months old.He is having acute constipation.He doesn t do potty regularly.And whenever he does its with vigorous pressure.He weeps and shouts as the pressure comes.We have consulted many pediatrians but none could cure him.At present we give him the medicine safolax (prescribed by our pediatrician) at bedtime.But still he doesn t do potty regularly.Then we give him laxopeg (a medicine in pouch).We also give him husk with every feed(suggested by doctor)We take special care of his diet too.We try to include as much as dietary fibre as is possible.He drinks water,not too much but its not less even.We are utterly confused.Please give us a solution.
Fri, 6 Sep 2019
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Hello,

If a similar patient comes to my opd as u have mentioned that your kid is on medicines and you have tried adding everything possible, water has very important role.

Make him drink water every 15 mints one time his mouthful rather than making him drink so much of water at a single time. whenever he goes to washroom make him sit in squatting position because it helps the muscles to act and helps in easy passage of stools.

Make him walk along with you and let him play happily. Don't make him feel that he have some disease. hope he gets well soon.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Jilu Joseph, General & Family Physician
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