This is a very common problem in children of your daughter's age. You are correct she has a fear of passing a stool becuase it may be painful. The longer she keeps her stool in the more likely it is to become constipated and harder and will then cause some pain for her when she eventually does pass the stool. You should try a stool softener for your daughter for about 10 days.Duphalac is a good choice and comes as a liquid or as granules.She will need to take Duphalac twice daily for the ten days. This should help her to get over her fear of passing a stool.
Speak to your pharmacist about the Duphalac.
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