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How to Treat Child’s Stomach Ache?

When should to call a doctor?

Sometimes a stomachache can be a serious symptom of a specific medical condition. In such cases, your child may show signs.

If you see one of the following symptoms, be sure to contact your doctor:

  • Persistent pain on the right side of their abdomen (a symptoms of appendicitis)
  • Pain only in a particular part of the abdomen
  • Severe or rapidly worsening pain
  • Pain over 24 hours
  • Tenderness when you put pressure on their belly
  • Tightening a part of the abdomen
  • Pain during urination
  • High fever
  • Frequent vomiting or diarrhea; inability to keep water down
  • Blood in the stool/vomit or rectal bleeding

Action can be taken to relieve child pain

Get their mind off of it

One of the things that can be done to forget the pain for a child is to read a story for him, or you can sit back to watch the movie.

Give your child a warm bath

This action will help your child relax and feel comfortable. Also, baths can be fun!

Ask them to drink water

Sometimes stomach pains may be caused by dehydration.

Or you can even use natural water from fruits such as orange or watermelon.

Feed your child bland foods

Chicken soup (especially with natural chicken) is a very tasty and easy digestion.

Hot and watery foods Also, if your child does not have appetite, it is calming and easier to eat.

Sometimes hugs and kisses are the best medicine for relieving Child’s Stomach Ache

Spend a lot of time on your children’s attention and affection to keep them happy and calm.

Use natural medicine

Offer papaya, ginger, or peppermint chews

Ginger and peppermint are one of the great soothing pains for stomach ache.

Use tea

Tea with a candy or honey will relieve the child’s stomach pain. Especially you can use gingerbread or peppermint.

Try giving your child gripe water

Mixture grip syrup is used to remove colic and bloating in newborns.

The main ingredient is fennel oil, which can help ease gas, bloating, or upset stomach. Try to avoid gripe water varieties that contain sweetener (sucrose) or alcohol.

Reference:

WikiHow

Collected by:

Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri

 

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