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stool softener

stool softener

A type of laxative (docusate) which adds fluid to stool, thereby softening it.

stool softener

A laxative–eg, docusate–that softens stool by adding fluid. See Laxative. Cf Bulk-forming laxative, Stimulant laxative.

stool softener

A substance that acts as a wetting agent and thus promotes soft, malleable bowel movements. A stool softener is not a laxative.
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Some children might benefit from taking a dose of stool softener every day for the rest of their lives.
Realizing that stool softeners, such as DSS or Surfak, are acceptable but ineffective unless used daily, with adequate water intake.
Treating the pain and irritation with sitz baths, bulk stool softeners, and pain medication may be all that's necessary, he says.
16) Acute anal fissure, may heal spontaneously with simple conservative measures including dietary fibre, stool softener, plenty of water intake along with sitz bath and local anesthetic ointment.
Wiesel-Levison stresses that the Einstein MS Center tries to "stay away from medications, although sometimes a stool softener such as Colace can be helpful.
Patient was given sitz bath twice daily, and syrup lactulose 20 ml twice daily was used as stool softener.
Children with constipation should drink plenty of fluids, eat a diet high in fiber, or take a stool softener.
25 mg folic acid, biotin--an important B vitamin, other essential vitamins and minerals, and a gentle stool softener.
Stool softeners If you've had surgery and need help to eliminate stools afterwards, a stool softener may be recommended.
The Citracal prenatal pack includes daily tablets containing a balanced dose of prescription-strength vitamins and minerals, including Citracal calcium citrate and folic acid, as well as a stool softener.
This is a stool softener and will help to sooth the tissues in the area.