Pediatric Constipation Treatment in Memphis, TN

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Pediatric Constipation Treatment in Memphis, TN
Pediatric Constipation Treatment in Memphis, TN

Constipation is not an emergency and can usually be managed with home care until our office opens. To minimize the occurrence of constipation, provide your child with a well balanced diet, containing plenty of fiber and make sure he/she drinks plenty of water. If your child becomes uncomfortable due to constipation, there are several things you may do at home to help alleviate his/her discomfort.

In some cases, especially in infants, 1-2 ounces of apple or prune juice, diluted with equal parts of water, may promote stooling within several hours. This may then be done daily, to promote continued, regular stooling.

If your child is straining, mild rectal stimulation may help him/her pass the stool. This can be done by slowly bicycling legs towards the abdomen, or gently inserting a petroleum jelly-coated cotton swab or rectal thermometer into the anal opening.

Glycerin suppositories and enemas are also available over-the-counter to use if your child has more moderate discomfort.

If your child develops severe pain and/or significant vomiting in relation to constipation, he/she needs to be seen at one of the pediatric emergency rooms.