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neon green stool

My granddaughter has had the chicken pox for the past week and half now and for about 3 wks she has had this neon green stool  she has trouble with constipation and her md put her on miralax her mother has stopped that now because she is doing better with the constipation. just wondering if the chicken pox was causing this or shd we contact her md  thank  you
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To help with the constipation add fiber to her diet, which is whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. For whole grains, for example: oatmeal for breakfast, whole wheat breads, oatmeal cookies, bran muffins, whole-wheat pasta, and brown rice. Serve vegetables in any form, raw or cooked. Salads are great if she will eat it. You also need to increase her fluid intake with additional fiber. Fiber is great for increased bowel movements; however, it needs fluids to get through the colon. Suggest you limit bananas and fresh apples. They constipate, however, applesauce and apple / prune juice loosens stool. Her body had and is now recovering from chicken pox which, with any illness, causes the body to get out of balance. If the green stool continues to happen after another week, recommend going to her MD to get her checked.
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My kids used to get bright green stool when they ate Fruit Loops  or Fruity Pebbles cereal... if she has been eating that type of cereal it can also cause constipation. Also, have you tried magnesium supplements? Sometimes lack of magnesium can cause constipation too.

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