Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Ell | 2011-07-05



hi Doc
my 3yrs old son has been constipated for about 2 weeks. he used to be very regular making a poo smetimes even twice a day. when he started complaining that his anus is sore when he is trying i gave him mlk of magnesia. it didnt work and i got him Glycerine suppositories. it worked for 1 day and he was constipated again. i dont want to get him used to anything to help but he is in so much pain that sometimes there is a bit of blood when i wipe his bum. please advice

Expert's Reply



This is rather unusual. Look again at your son's diet making sure that he is eating plenty of fruit, fibre-rich foods and drinks water and dilute fruit juice[ only once a day fo the fruit juice]. Do not give him any cheese.Give him a few days of a stool softener medicine such as Duphalac Liquid 5ml twice daily. A 10 day course should solve the problem. Also give him a single dose of Vermox syrup 5ml once off just to make sure that he does not have a pinworm infection.

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Posted by: Ell | 2011-07-05

i forgot to mention that he eats fruits and veges everyday...

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