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How do stool softeners relieve cold and flu symptoms?

Stool softeners are an effective laxative that may help your body to overcome constipation. Stool softeners help your body by adding moisture to the stool that you do not have to strain in order to produce a bowel movement. Laxatives can be used orally or through the rectum and come in liquid, tablet, wafer, gum, powder, suppository, or enema form.

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