Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Treatment of Chronic Constipation in Children
Good. The fruit sugars (sorbitol) in juice help to make your child's stools softer and more frequent. In fact, when toddlers drink too much juice, they often get diarrhea (lots of soft stools).
However, some juices work better than others at treating constipation. Prune, pear and apple juice are the best (in that order) for helping to soften stools. Encourage your child to drink four to eight ounces of these juices every day.
Remember that it is not good for children to drink too much juice because it is high in sugar and calories, which can cause cavities and unnecessary weight gain.
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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