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
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.
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.
Dr. Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri