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Constipation in kiddos

Posted by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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What to do when emergencies arise (?)

High fiber, more fruit, less junk - long term yes . . . but when they're in pain :(

by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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MamaSnaps
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:00 PM
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Suppositories, stool softeners. I'd go to suppositories first because let me tell you... having it get to the point of impaction? THAT IS PAINFUL.

Stool softeners work slowly. Suppositories work much quicker and are not a drug that is absorbed into the system. We've even had to do enema's which produced no return and ended up in the ER where I've had to have one of my children "dug out' for extreme constipation. That child gave birth to a boulder that made ME Cry. 

2curly
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:11 PM
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I used to have to give my DS Mirolax to help with constipation.  May need suppository if it has been a couple of days since they went and they are in pain.

paganmommy4
by on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:14 PM
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Miralax ( follow directions, put in bottle of gatorade (not red) and it will def help, or a few prunes will do the trick. if they haven't gone and relieved themselves in 3 days call the doctor

-PB
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:17 PM
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 Miralax

frndlyfn
by Platinum Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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Miralax and prunes/prune juice. 

jackiewal10
by Gold Member on Mar. 4, 2013 at 11:52 PM
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Depends how old the kids are.

lindsay303
by New Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:03 AM

BUMP!

lindsay303
by New Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:05 AM

Do explain - both older and younger . . . (3, 7, and teen)

Maybe rectal meds are better / easier for older? (or vice versa)

lindsay303
by New Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:07 AM

Prune juice and miralax aren't answers for emergencies - for any of us who have experienced the agony or pain as a child or adult - personally or witnessed to loved ones - with a "stuck" BM or tummy ache . . . I appreciate the feedback from all, though!

panther79
by Member on Mar. 5, 2013 at 12:10 AM
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 miralx or magnesium citrate

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