Q. My 5-year-old boy complains of burning sensation while passing stools. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Manu Bharadwaj
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 07, 2020

Hello doctor,

My 4.5-year-old baby is complaining of a burning feel whenever he passes stool. One day he passed a hard stool since then, he is saying like that. It has been one and a half months now and is not getting healed. I can see some redness outside the anus and no idea about inside. I am applying Sucral ano diaper safe cream, and there is no relief. Though his stool is soft now, he is still complaining. Kindly help.



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This sometimes happens even when they are not passing hard stools. But you still will have to give stool softeners.

Please do the following:

1. Do not give him any oily or spicy food for two weeks.

2. Do not give him biscuits, cakes, chocolates, chips, carbonated drinks, cheese, burgers, noodles, pizza, etc., for two weeks.

3. Give syrup Lactulose 5 ml once at night.

4. He should sit in warm water for about 10 minutes, three times a day.

5. Give him syrup A to Z (or any multivitamin syrup) 5 ml once daily.

6. Drink plenty of water, eat a lot of vegetables and fruits.

You can give him syrup Paracetamol 250 mg/5 ml whenever he has a burning sensation or pain, or three times a day 6 ml per dose and syrup Lanzol junior (Lansoprazole), once a day for three days, about 30 minutes before food.

The symptoms should improve in three days, and he should feel better within a week. If it does not improve within a week, please let me know.

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