My mother aged 70 years has been suffering from sore throat and fever for the last three days. The fever is not very high and it is around 100.5 degree Fahrenheit. She is taking Crocin for the same. She had slightly low platelet count around 1.38 lakhs as of yesterday morning. To give background, my father just recovered from a similar fever and his platelet count had dropped to around 78,000 and his fever got subsided in five days. But, the main problem my mother facing is that she is not passing stools since last four to five days. She normally has this problem, but it has been aggravated during fever. She has a previous history of constipation and takes some herbal medicine like Triphala. She also suffers from high BP and for which she takes Olvance 20 one tablet daily and her BP remains under control. Please suggest any safe laxative for her age and current condition of fever.
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Thank you for your quick response. I will get their platelets checked again just to be sure. What dosage of these laxatives should she take? Also, for how many days at a stretch?
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