Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nats | 2008/08/05

Q.

2.8 yr old girl constipated

I have given her 10ml lacson and 1 set pill she keeps it in as she feels the urge. She says she doesn' t want to push. I am struggling to potty train her thus she is still on nappies

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little daughter seems to be deliberately keeping her stool in although this will also lead to her becoming constipated. Give her a course of Duphalac Dry powder in sachets 10mg in the morning for a 2 week period. This should bring things under control. Be as relaxed as possible about this problem and don't keep on trying to get her to sit on the potty.Give her at least a week free of any attempt to train her and then start again.

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