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Constipation in 2 yr old

Hello, my son (1yr 10mth) gets constipation almost regularly since birth. After my frustration with
allopathy, I have started reading about homeopathy.

- He got viral infection (fever) recently and it lasted for 12 days. We used ibuprofen and amoxycillin.

- Right after this infection is gone,
he seems to have got into constipation...stool coming only once in 2 days.

* I had given him Arsenicum album 30c, 4 pallets 3 times a day...to cure loose motion (he developed after
taking antibiotics). It was given for
2 days.

* Since yesterday, I have started giving him Kindigest (Dr willmar schwabe Ltd) for digestive disorder.

How do I cure the constipation? After
reading through the Internet, I find the suitable remedy to be: Sulphur 9c
2 times a day. Can I continue this with kindigest?

Also I have started giving another
medicine Munostim (echinacea) from
Dr Willmar schwabe ltd. Does it have
any side effect.

What would you advise?

With Regards,

  aryan_mom on 2005-08-21
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
You can use the Sul with the kindigest.

Are you sure that Sul is best , is he a hot untidy child, who kicks the covers off -- if so OK.

But I tend to look to Opium 30c in that sort of problem.
walkin last decade
It is possible that the long course of Anoxycilline has altered the balance of the flora and the fauna in your son's intestines and it may take some time for him to replace the bacteria that are necessary for normal bowel functions.
You may give him a Probiotic and also Yoghurt to replace the good bacteria.

Bananas and Papaw and other fruits are commonly used in the tropics to promote regular motions. Fruits of all types and vegetables also have the same effect.

I would not recommend that you use homeopathic remedies like Arsenicum and Sulphur etc. indiscriminately for your son as they all have a specific use in homeopathy and cannot help his present problem.

Drinking plenty of water (not from cans) is recommended.

I tablet Nat Phos 6x after meals will also help to regularize his motions. This is only to be used for a week or so till he regulates his motions.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thanks a lot for your prompt response! It indeed helps a lot and very useful.

- He's hot and restless, kicks the cover off always.

- I was giving him a probiotic (lactobacillus) during the course of amoxycillin, but stopped as soon as medicines stopped. I will continue for 5 more days.

- I will also get Nat Phos 6x and Opium 30c and use one of those if I do not see result with sulphur in a day.

Also I have noted that he is just cool even though constipated, trying to sit for potty, but not pushing to get it out; not sure if out of fear.

With regards,

aryan_mom last decade

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