Childhood Diseases

Posted by: vicks | 2008-11-21



My 4 year old son has been battling with constipation and i would like to know what i can give him, he also does' nt eat very well at all i have taken him to several different doctors who all tell me that it will pass and that he will eventually discover food.
Please can you help as i had him at the doctors again yesterday after he was complaining about tummy ache and had fever. The doc told me he is strarting with gastro and the more i explained that he' s tummy' s not going the more the doc said gastro is going around now.

Expert's Reply



Your son definitely does not have gastro, but seems to have reached a sitution where he has become so constipated that he is feeling uncomfortable. Please see a paediatric gastroenterologist. There are experts in all the main cities in SA. In most cases these experts work in the paediatric departments of the large teaching hospitals.

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