Congenital Megacolon Home Care
- Avoid nonprescription medicines for constipation.
- Avoid nonprescription medicines for diarrhea.
- Encourage plenty of fluids.
- Follow a diet plan developed with your doctor.
- Use enemas only as directed by your doctor.
For more information:
Congenital Megacolon Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if your child has congenital megacolon and any of the following:
Continue to Congenital Megacolon Complications
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