Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Lals | 2009/04/23

Q.

Hard stools

Hi my little boy (26 months) often has problems passing a stool. He' s not constipated, it' s just that when he needs to go, there is a huge hard lump that needs to come out and he battles and screams. Often, we have to help him get it out by gently easing it out with a tissue and vaseline. It' s extremely traumatic for him and now he has a fear of even soft poo' s.
We' ve tried duphalac and tried adding more roughage and fruit to his diet, but nothing seems to be helping.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your little boy is constipated.In some toddlers milk seems to aggravate constipation so ty him off milk for a few days and see if this helps. Fruit juices are very helpful. Try him on Duphalac for a longer period now.

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