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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: LEBO | 2008/07/15

Q.

CONSTIPATION

DEAR DR,

I HAVE A 9MONTH OLD DAUGHTER, EVERYTIME WHEN TRIES TO RELEIVE HERSELF SHE CREIS A LOT AND HAVE STOMACH CRAMPS. I TOOK HER TO THE CLINIC LAST THURSDAY AND THE SISTER SAID SHE HAS PILES AND GAVE HER GLUCOSE DRIP, ALLEGEX AND OINTMENT TO PUT IN HER BUM BUT NOTHING HELPS......NOW I'M SO WORRIED BECAUSE WHEN IT STARTS AGAIN SHE CRIES AND THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO TO HELP. PLEASE ADVICE WHAT TO DO OR GIVE HER.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The one definite thing she has not got is piles which do not occur in babies. She may have a small tear in her anus due to passing hard constipated stools. I would not like to recommend anything that you can try except to use an infant glycerine suppository once or twice to relieve her. Then you should see your paediatrician to find out exactly what is causing her problems.

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Posted by: Jean | 2008/07/15

Hi there. my daughter (now 3) also had very bad constipation when she was small. dockter in and out and nothing helped. untill i tried Milk of Megnesium (spelling) its about R20-R30 u get it in normal and i think strawberry flavour. at shoprite or pharm. well that worked for her. and i still use it. she had it very bad untill the point that it was hard and i had to scratch it out with my vinger to help her. realy that does work. for my daughter (u can see on the bottle) i gave it to her in the morning (if not wanted to take it with spoon i thraugh it in her milk bottle. it started working by the night time to early next morning. it worked for me maybe it can work for your LO to.
goodluck. i know what u r going thraugh.

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