Children Often Have Stomachaches?
Good night … nI want to ask a little question nMy child is 3 years old .. He often has stomachaches even he wakes up from his sleep, the pain disappears so I think he has diarrhea / even difficult chapters but … Check the stool is normal .. Several times he vomited neatly, not always vomiting, but the pain will heal itself but will recur. I pity my child because if he is sick he will cry and lie on his stomach. I even have to rub his stomach to make it feel better .. nWhat do you think the doctor thinks and how do I deal with stomach pain in my child?
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Abdominal pain that occurs in your child can be caused by the following conditions:
Gastritis / ulcer: which is inflammation of the stomach which is characterized by heartburn. This is because the high production of stomach acid is not balanced by the intake of food or foods that irritate the stomach such as spicy or sour food that you consume. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the intestine which is often caused by infection with viruses, bacteria, or parasites that enter through contamination of food. Typhoid fever, which is an infection by the salmonella typhi bacteria that enter through contaminated food. Symptoms include fever, abdominal pain, bowel disorders in the form of diarrhea or constipation. Colitis (inflammation of the large intestine) due to a bacterial infection, due to immunity that attacks the body itself (autoimmune), or due to the use of certain antibiotics.Lower urinary tract infection: characterized by lower abdominal pain, pain when urinating, a feeling of not filling when urinating Inflammation of the tufts of worms / appendicitis : symptoms in the form of lower abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, decreased appetite.Invagination / intussusception, which is the intestine that enters the intestinal cavity afterwards Blockage of the digestive tract (ileus) To ascertain the cause and overcome your child's condition, you should first check the child with a general practitioner to do an examination of the digestive or urinary system related to children's complaints. If necessary, the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as blood or stool tests, or refer to a pediatrician for further tracking. Once the cause is identified, the child will be given the appropriate treatment.
Things that must be done to improve the condition and prevent worsening of the disease are:
Sufficient fluid intake for children, especially if abdominal pain is accompanied by diarrhea, so that dehydration does not occur. Daily fluid intake is 1.5 - 2 liters per day Adequate nutrition for children by providing balanced food consumption Give children food regularly Avoid spicy, acidic and high fiber foods for children Wash hands before preparing children's meals Make sure the food consumed by children is clean and not contaminated. Limit the physical activity of children. That is the explanation from me, hopefully it helps and is useful :)
dr. Princess Claudya