Is the patient under 12 months old?
Have there been problems for more than 7 days?
Is there bleeding with passage of the stool?
ACTIVITIES: Get more exercise.
MEDICATIONS: Take Metamucil and/or Colace. Laxatives should be used rarely. An enema may be used even less frequently.
DIET: Drink more water. Drink prune and other fruit
juices. Eat more vegetables, bran cereal, prunes, raisins, and fruits.
Avoid bananas and cheese.
CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR FOR ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
1. There is no improvement in a few days.
2. You notice blood in the stool.
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