How do you treat a 4 year old with constipation? Over the counter meds? What foods shd she avoid?

Billie - posted on 01/12/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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How do you treat a 4 yr old w/constipation. Over the counter meds?

What foods to avoid? Thank you.....

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Katie - posted on 01/13/2012

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Like the first post said, keep it as natural as possible if you can, but I had this problem with my now 2 year old son. In the end I had to take him to the doctors and they prescribed me something called Movicol. I tried all the over the counter stuff, Lactoluse, Syrup of fig ect.. and I changed his diet and nothing! I took him to the doctors in the end because he was in agony, and he was only passing 1 solid a week and it was always very bloody. I hope your daughter gets sorted soon as I know how awful it is myself!

Terasa - posted on 01/13/2012

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my doc told me to treat constipation with food (fiber) and exercise and lots of fluids!!!! someone in my family tried to treat their own constipation with meds and they developed a dependancy on the meds (couldn't poo w/o meds) so try to treat it as naturally as possible. my 4 yr old had it real bad so i used a suppository but it was real real bad pain crying etc. but like i say you can develop dependancies so water and excercise. you can also massage the direction of the colon (clockwise) and with fluids that might help. good luck:)

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