Distended Stomach In Children Aged 1 Year, How To Treat It?

I want to ask if the stomach of a 1-year-old child is big and like bloating, if he has more water in the middle of the night and has already vomited for 2 days. Why and how to handle it. No fever and appetite remains stable

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Flatulence accompanied by diarrhea and vomiting in children can be caused by many possibilities. The most common causes are gastrointestinal infections (usually rotavirus), other possible causes are infections by other microorganisms (bacteria or parasites), food poisoning or ingestion of certain substances that irritate the gastrointestinal tract, food or milk allergies, side effects of certain drugs, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.

For now, if the child does not look sick, still looks active, still wants to eat and drink well, there is no blood in the bowel movement, vomiting only occasionally, you should observe your child at home first. Give more fluids if your child is diarrhea or vomiting, you can still give water, milk, or other drinks that children usually drink or want to drink children. Give food to children as usual too, but make sure you provide food that is guaranteed clean (see how to make and store food properly). We recommend that for the next few days reduce the provision of vegetables and fruit first. To help reduce bloating, you can bathe the child by soaking in warm water and gently massaging the child's abdomen from the navel to the lower left and moving the child's feet like pedaling a bicycle.

If this condition continues for more than 5-7 days, the child experiences severe vomiting until he cannot drink, you see blood in the bowel movement, the child looks weak / looks sick / inactive, you should take the child to the pediatrician immediately.

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