Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Worried Mom | 2010-10-26

Q.

Forever constipated

My 8 old year girl is forever constipated she is not a fan of veggies and fruits , everytime she goes to bathroom she cries ,she is now scared going to bathroom. Please Help

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is really worrying that your 8 year old daughter is so constipated. Obviously the first step must be to make sure that she drinks plenty of water and also fruit juice every day. She must eat a diet rich in fibre foods [such as wholewheat bread and Weetbix] and must eat fruit and vegetables.It will help her to give her Duphalac in a dose of 10ml twice a day for 14 days.

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