Ella Naamah stools, June 13th , 2017. If your child goes on for days without having a single bowel movement, he might be constipated. In this case as well, the nature of the stool plays an important part in identifying if your child is constipated or not. Constipated children usually pass large, hard stools, which cause a lot of pain to them. As a result, the child avoids bowel movement, since he associates it with pain. This leads to the pile up of waste materials in the body and aggravates the problem of chronic constipation in children. Stool softeners can be used to eliminate the problem of constipation in children. Polyethylene glycol 3350 is often prescribed by pediatricians for children with constipation, since it can be tolerated well by all kids. This is an odorless and colorless powder, which can be mixed with water. Docusate, Senokot, Bisacodyl, etc., are some of the stimulant laxatives, which can be safely administered for children. Metamucil is a good stool softener for toddlers in the age group of 2 to 5. Although, corn syrup is widely used as a natural stool softener, its use for children is not recommended due to certain risks associated with it.
Jyotsna Nitika stools, June 12th , 2017. Disclaimer: This Buzzle article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.
Naiara Reinders stools, June 12th , 2017. Do consult your doctor, if you are planning to take a commercial stool softener. It would be better to opt for a natural remedy to avoid any side effects. If you do experience any side effect, it would be best to inform your doctor.
Yehudit Laine stools, June 12th , 2017. Stool softeners as the name suggests, are substances that increase the water-holding capacity of stools and increase the bulk of stool, which in turn stimulates bowel contractions and helps passage of stool out of the body. They are used to relieve problems of constipation and irregular bowel movements. Constipation is a condition in which the person's stool is hard, dry and difficult to evacuate from the body, resulting in irregular bowel movements. Moreover, passing hard stool becomes painful and uncomfortable. People suffering from constipation have their food staying longer in the digestive tract. This results in production of toxins, which make their way into the bloodstream of the body. These toxins can trigger diseases like cataract, arthritis, colon cancer, appendicitis, etc. To prevent all these problems one should use stool softeners.
Rajya Maureen stools, June 13th , 2017. Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is solely for educating the reader. It is not intended to be a substitute for the advice of a medical expert.
Emem Tomislava stools, June 13th , 2017. Stool softeners help retain water and add water to the fecal matter, making it soft before it is passed out. Instead of opting for the commercially-available laxatives that may contain chemicals, you can try the following home remedies.
Ivona Gita stools, June 13th , 2017. The mineral magnesium can draw water to the colon through osmosis. Brown rice, wheat, leafy vegetables, beans, nuts like almonds, and seeds like pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, etc., are packed with magnesium.
Gunda Misty stools, June 12th , 2017. Pregnant women must consume food items that are rich in fiber. They must include fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet, as these are the best sources of dietary fiber. Along with fruits and vegetables, they must consume whole grains, oats, barley, cereals, brown rice, whole wheat bread, etc.
Ella Naamah stools, June 12th , 2017. Food contaminated with bacteria especially E. coli or any other type of food poisoning can take you to green stool color. Try to avoid stale or contaminated food. If you observe green color stool for more than three days with fever and abdominal cramps, then consult a doctor immediately.
Mireille Felicia stools, June 13th , 2017. I know that water is not food, but it can help in softening stool as well. It is recommended that you drink at least 2 liters or slightly more than eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. Water aids in digesting our food and softening stool too. The amount of water you need to drink each day will vary as per your geographic location. If you are living in a more dry, warm area, then you should drink more water.
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