My daughter have serious constipation , shall I give her a suppository ?

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Amy - posted on 12/27/2012

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Have you tried adding prunes or prune juice to diet. Or a pribiotic. They are natural ways before getting a doctor involved.

Love Being A - posted on 11/27/2012

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If you have a pediatric doctor... Call them!!

I personally do not think a child should have a laxative of any kind. It can dehydrate them to quickly.

Have all your information ready for the questions.... Diet/foods eaten over the last few days. Last bowel movement and so on. Do not let this go, a bowel obstruction could be the problem... Toddlers put things in their mouths, that may "get stuck", giving a suppository could only make things worse.

Good luck... Keep us posted on outcomes

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Suzi - posted on 06/01/2013

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All I'll say is - it's safer to use the suppository than miralax. For information about the side effects of Miralax, consult the Miralax forum at Yahoo Groups.

Dawn - posted on 01/02/2013

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I agree with the Miralax. My daughter ran a fever of close to 104 and I had to take her to the ER twice, each time they gave her an enema. Anytime she gets constipated, a little miralax in milk and some of the foods they recommend and she is good. But talk to a doctor.

Ana - posted on 12/25/2012

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Wheew, I am just getting over this same issue with my 2 1/2 year old daughter.

So what we did was:
Miralax, sort of worked 1/2tsp in milk or smoothie
Milk with lactose (worked pretty good because she is lactose intolerant 1/2 cup)
EX Lax (smaller than the regular dose, time release, like 6hrs)
Peanut butter (with peanuts)
Wheat bread (100% whole wheat or whole grain, not the cheap stuff)
Rasins
Organic Prune Juice

We tried all this over 2 weeks time and they all worked, but I later found out that my daughter is holding it! So now my issue is getting her to go and put it in the potty. She was holding it because it hurt to go after not being able to go for so long.

I think this is my fault because i'm 36 weeks pregnant and slow and I have not been watching her diet latley, but she is better now, but she gets bored on the toilet, so I still have to sit her down and sing, read or entertain.

Work in progress..

God Bless..

Toni - posted on 12/17/2012

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try kiwi crush - it's supposed to be diluted as a juice but my dd has it chopped up out of the pack as an ice block

Susan - posted on 12/17/2012

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Try prune juice. A small amount. Either the store bought kind or just soak a few prunes in boiling water and leave overnight. Have her drink the water that's been strained. This is easier to stomach. Try it for a day or two. Usually works great for my daughter even with severe constipation.

Ashley - posted on 12/17/2012

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My son is the exact same. My doctor said that miralax is the best thing. And so I tried it a little bit in his milk every morning and he has not had a problem with constipation at all.

Alicia - posted on 11/27/2012

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Anyway , I would love if you can help me for my younger daughter refusing to go to school

Alicia - posted on 11/27/2012

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Anyway , I would love if you can help me for my child refusing to go to school

Love Being A - posted on 11/27/2012

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Can you distract her? Toys, DVD, tv.... Munchies. She will feel your tension, so take a deep breath, relax. You are helping her.

Love Being A - posted on 11/27/2012

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If it is to be placed inside.... Well you just gotta do it. Sorry momma.

Love Being A - posted on 11/27/2012

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Hide it. Make it seem like she is not taking medicine. if it is a liquid, can it mixed with a her favorite juice?

Alicia - posted on 11/27/2012

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My doctor have prescribed my daughter a suppository but she refuse to have it , she seriously need it , what should I do ?

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