Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lindz | 2011-06-21


Constipation &  Speech problem @ 3

Hi Doc

I see you responded to the post: 687 (Constipation), my LG has the same problem but she''s 3yrs. I tried Lucson syrup, Glecerienn suppostries but nothing seems to work. I''m not sure if i should try Duphalux (not sure of the spelling).

The other thing is her speech is not clear and she''s still on nappies full time, refused to be potty trained.

pls help

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is now 3 years old and if you are concerned about her speech she should be seen by a speech therapist.Any treatment for constipation must only be used if your daughter is on the correct diet for children with constipation.See post 687 in this regard. I am concerned that she does not respond to either Lucson syrup or glycerine suppositories. She should be examined by a paediatrician as she may have a problem called 'fecal impaction' where the stools are so hard that your little girl is unable to pass them.

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