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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Brandon | 2005/07/12

Q.

Constipation

Hi
My son is 4 years old and does just not want to use the toilet which results in sever constipation. We had taken to hospital where they gave him an anima and that relieved him for a while. He still refuses to use the toilet. We changed his diet; cut sweets, chocolate, juices. And he still does not want to go. I have bought suppositories, which we use, and he would make just one stool. How long can we use the suppositories to get all the hard stools out and at what stage would we now that he is ok? We try and encourage him but its hurt him. Would the suppositories make him lazy to push? Please advise on how I can help him or what should I do I am very very worried. How often would be normal for a child to use the toilet besides just urinating.

Please help
Brandon Abrahams

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

He falls into the category of chronic constipation and must be seen at a specialist paediatric gastroenterology clinic. You have tried everything you can do at home.

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Posted by: JLO | 2005/07/13

Try Duphalac® Dry it is designed especially for babies, you can put some in the babies milk or juice.

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Posted by: Tina | 2005/07/12

Try giving him some 'Laxette' - we used it on my son when he was 3 months old.

I'm sure your son will prefer it to the suppositories and it works quite naturally too.

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