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only 2 bowel movements in 8 days is surely a sign of constipation
Miralax osmotic laxative is surely going to help him if you have started it just yesterday
the diet of yoghurt coconut milk will also help
If the child has significant abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, fever, or bloody diarrhea he or she needs to see a doctor immediately. Many of these symptoms can be related to constipation
would that cause the foul smelling gas
foul smelling gas is ofcourse due to the stool being present for many days in the bowel
the bacteria work on the food and produce the foul gases
Some medications can make children more likely to be constipated. Common contributors include over-the-counter cold medications and antacids. Antidepressants, anticonvulsants, chemotherapy medications, or narcotic pain medications (such as codeine) can also constipate.
is ther any foods we should not give him
he's been on a banana kick where he eats like 4 or 5 a day
Vegetables that are particularly high in fiber include beans, especially baked, kidney, navy, pinto and lima beans, sweet potatoes, peas, turnip greens and raw tomatoes.
Other foods that are good for children with constipation include vegetable soups (lots of fiber and added fluid), and popcorn. Extra bran can also be helpful, including bran cereals, bran muffins, shredded wheat, graham crackers, and whole wheat bread.
try to avoid ginger garlic spices and fried foods
he is on the gf-cf diet for his autism
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a gf cf diet itself can cause constipation
for a few days changes in diet would be need to be made
hes been on this diet for 2 years with onlky occasional bouts of constipation but never with this gas problem
Inherited diseases such as cystic fibrosis cause poor absorption of nutrients through the intestine. Stools become more bulky as well as greasy and foul smelling. Foul-smelling flatulence will also occur. Other malabsorption diseases such as celiac diseases have similar symptoms. Other common causes of foul-smelling gas and stools in children include giardia, a protozoan infection often present in unclean water that's passed through the fecal-oral route, and rotavirus, a virus that produces copious amounts of foul-smelling diarrhea. Children who have a bacterial infection in the intestine may produce foul-smelling gas, because bacteria in the intestine release sulfur-containing gases that can cause foul-smelling flatulence. Eating foods that produce excess gas, like beans and cabbage, also causes foul-smelling gas.
A sudden increase in foul-smelling gas may indicate a temporary problem that will resolve when the noxious substance exits the intestine, whether a food, bacteria or virus is to blame. Foul-smelling gas that persists or that occurs along with other symptoms requires prompt medical evaluation.
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he went to doctor yesterday and they said they didnt
I have a feeling the Miralax and the diet you have mentioned will surely help
the fermentation and the work of the intestine flora on the food causes the smell
so you should observe after miralax and above diet
how long for miralax to start working
it take 24 to 72 hours
it should be taken for maximum 7 days
half a cap each day
thank you. could yeast overgrowth cause these symptoms
yes yeast overgrowth can also cause symptoms of foul smell , you need to send a sample of the stool to the lab for test to confirm this
however it can cause constipation with bouts of diarrhea and abdominal pain
he cannot talk so it makes it very hard to understand what is going on with this sweet boy
i can understand
its very difficult to judge symptoms too
so it would be best to wait for Miralax to work
and look out for the any new symptoms
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