Tummy troubles in children can occur due to so many different reasons such as unhealthy eating choices, infections or other illnesses. Children can also experience stomach ache due to stress, food allergies or intolerances, constipation, celiac disease and appendicitis. Some of these such as appendicitis can have serious health implications requiring immediate surgery. Lactose intolerance is a common cause of stomach distress in children. Food intolerances can cause intestinal bloating, diarrhoea, gas and constipation, which in turn, can cause tummy pain. Whatever the reason for tummy troubles in children, the treatment depends on the curing the underlying cause for the same.
The doctor may opt for X-rays, blood tests or ultrasounds to find the root cause of the stomach pain. If a food is the culprit, then elimination of the said food can relieve stomach pain. If stress is causing tummy troubles in your kid then finding the reason of the stress and eliminating it may provide relief from the ache. According to Cleveland Clinic’s website, (featured in this ClipBook), ‘Drinking a lot of fluids is important, to keep children hydrated during a bout of gastroenteritis. Drinking enough fluids will help them maintain healthy bowel function.’
Home remedies for stomach problems include eating yogurt and bland foods and drinking soothing ginger tea etc. Avoiding spicy and oily food is also helpful during the treatment for tummy ache. A good diet, moderate exercise on a regular basis and a healthy lifestyle are important to keep tummy problems at bay.
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