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Constipation is a most common issue in children of all age groups. A child suffering from constipation may have difficult, hard, large or painful bowel movements. Constipation can be cured naturally by healthy diet and some medical treatment. If diet is not effective then immediately consult with some expert doctor. In this article we are discussing some important facts like how to treat or prevent the constipation.
Bowel movements are normal affected by age and eating habits. Almost every child suffer from this constipation at least once in his life.
Sometimes children delay their bowel movement because of some stupid reason. This delay can cause painful and hard bowel movement in future. Parents should teach their children about basic potty rules. This is one of the main reasons for developing constipation in infants.
The other reason for constipation is medical causes. If you are consuming tablets for some serious disease then medicine can affect your other areas. You should immediately discus the doctor about the issue. Ask him to change the medicines or he would suggest some other alternative for you.
Constipation normally occurs three times in the life of a child – when he starts consuming cereals, during potty training and school time. It is necessary to prevent constipation and giving right treatment at the right time. When infants switch from breast milk to solid food they can suffer from constipation. Toilet training is the other reason for constipation.
If your child doesn’t like to use toilet then he avoids bowel movement. Child with hard or painful bowel movements also avoids going toilet. Encourage your child for using toilet as soon as he feels pressure. Only you can urge him to use toilet at the right time. You can also stop potty training temporarily. Keep him asking again and again about bowel movements.
When children start school they are afraid of unfriendly environment and usually avoids going toilet. In this situation, only a good teacher can help your child. You should also teach your child how to deal with strangers. If he feels any bowel movement then he should immediately talk to the teacher. Perfect training starts from the home at an early age.
If your child is less than four months then you should immediately consult with doctor. Here are some important facts for treating constipation naturally.
If these all treatments are not helpful then you should immediately interact with doctor for some medical solution. Sometimes, constipation occurs frequently in children. In that case, doctor will do a simple physical examination and he will suggest possible medical solution for your child. Continue the treatment until your child doesn’t recover from constipation completely.