Are Antihemoroid Drugs Allowed For Children Aged 3 Years?

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Good night, I want to ask my 3-year-old child to defecate blood, then I check with the doctor and be given a prescription anti-hemorrhoid drug that is put into the anus 1/2 tablet. But I forgot and put 1 tablet of anti-hemorrhoid medicine. Are there side effects and dangers? Thank you

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Hi Azkapitri,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Hemorrhoids (hemorrhoids, hemorrhoids) can happen to anyone. Indeed, hemorrhoids in children are very rare cases. However, this condition is not impossible, especially in children who often experience constipation (constipation) or chronic diarrhea, causing increased pressure around their anus. This condition is often characterized by bloody bowel movements and discomfort around the anus, for example itching, pain, heat, burning, and lumps appear.


Before giving hemorrhoid medication, it needs to be ascertained first, whether the bloody bowel experienced by children is really caused by hemorrhoids. Because, there are many other conditions that can also trigger bloody bowel movements, including dysentery, anal fissures, peptic ulcers, blood clotting disorders, digestive tract cancers, infections around the anus, and so on.


Need to be clarified beforehand, what checks have your child ever had at a doctor? Aside from bloody bowel movements, does your child experience other complaints? Aside from anti-hemorrhoids, are there other medicines that doctors give?


In children, the administration of anti-hemorrhoid drugs should be very limited, that is, only if the benefits it produces are assessed far beyond the potential side effects that may be caused. In this drug, there are active compositions of bismuth subgallate, hexachlorphene, lignocaine, and zinc oxide, which function as anti-pain medications, protectors damage the anal mucosa, astringents, antiseptics, as well as anti-inflammatory. The use of these drugs with excessive doses, especially in children, is very risky to cause health problems, for example anal irritation, dyspepsia (increased stomach acid), and so on.


Therefore, we suggest that you check your child again by a doctor or pediatrician for further evaluation. If necessary, the doctor can also direct your child to undergo further tests, for example, stool examination, ultrasound, endoscopy, blood tests, and so on. In the meantime, so that your child's complaints improve, you can first do the following steps:

Give your child more water
Give more vegetables and fruits as well
Only give children hygienic food
Teach children to maintain personal hygiene, including by not snacking carelessly and diligently washing hands
Tell the child not to get used to holding his bowel
Keep the anus and intimate organs of the child clean

Hope this helps ...

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