Our expert says:
Michelle, it all depends on the cause of the problem. The best would be to look for a cause and treat the cause, rather than just trying to treat the symptoms. If the impaction is severe, he will probably have to have an enema. Another option would be to try something Dulcolax® suppositories. After that you can use a stool softener like Duphalac® daily to prevent it from happening again.
The best would probably be to have a paediatrician have a look at him, as there are a couple of serious disorders that may present with constipation. Good luck.
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