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    12 month old girl suffering from chronic severe constipation
    An_222068 posted:
    Can mineral oil and or castor oil help ease the pain associated with her bowel movements? A friend recommended them.
    Roy Benaroch, MD responded:
    Mineral oil and castor oil aren't typically used at this age. More often, we rely on Miralax (or similar generics) which are safer and easier to give-- they don't have any flavor, and aren't oily in texture.
    mom2aboy3 responded:
    you could try to give ur child karo syrup i used it with my son everyother day from time he was 2 months of age till bout 18 months cause he has always had issues going to the bathroom sence he was bout 2 weeks old he was in hospital firts week of life cause he was a premie born at 33 weeks gestation and he was on antibiotics cause i had an infection in me so they wanted to be safe and all when his labs came back and they were clear they took him off wheni say infection i mean a bladder infection but my sons pedi told us to try karo syrup it helped all you do is put it in bottle with a drink and shell drink it just use one teaspoon this will soften it so it doesnt hurt much

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