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What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a child without diarrhea nor vomiting?

What is a home remedy for stomach cramps in a child without diarrhea nor vomiting?

Depends on cause.: There are many things that can give a child cramps, ranging from constipation, lactose intolerance, and gas to recurrent abdominal pain of childhood. Please have your child seen by his/her doctor to determine the cause; once you have a diagnosis, then appropriate treatment can be determined. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more

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Had a bout of diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea a few days ago. Only moderate nausea and appetite loss remain. Why? Home treatment? How long?

Had a bout of diarrhea, stomach upset, nausea a few days ago. Only moderate nausea and appetite loss remain. Why? Home treatment? How long?

Viral gastroenteriti: Most likely explanation given your age, constellation of symptoms and course of improvement is acute viral gastroenteritis. Food poisoning is another possibility. Newly acquired h pylori infection of stomach could present this way. Expect recovery but if symptoms persist or worsen see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Stay well hydrated
Daily
Try a constipating diet
Daily
Try BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce, and toast)
Daily
See a GI doctor
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What is the treatment for food poisoning when you can't keep water down? I've been sick since i ate at a new restaurant for lunch. It started as soon as i got home after eating. It's been nausea and diarrhea for a couple hours. I tried to drink water so i

I : I think that you need an antiemetic, either as a suppositorie or an orally disintegrating tablet, which is not available over the counter. Therefore, you may have to visit the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

What is the treatment for diarrhea and vomiting in a child of 22 months?

FLUIDS: The most important thing is hydration. Infants can become dehydrated quickly. Pedialyte is a great fluid to start with. Wait 30-45 minutes after a vomiting episode before introducing small amount (1-2 teaspoons) and wait 10-15 minutes and offer a small amount more. When no longer vomiting increase fluids and introduce solids(bland) small amounts. If still vomiting see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Keep yourself well hydrated
Once
Don't take too many antidiarrheal meds, they can make condition worse
Once
if you don't improve within a couple of days, seek medical attention
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Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea?  What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved.They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash.It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks.They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more

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What foods are remedy for diarrhea?

What foods are remedy for diarrhea?

BRAT: Try brat diet- banana, rice, apple sauce, tea. Try to avoid milk and dairy products. Keep yourself well hydrated to prevent dehydration. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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Treating Diarrhea (Checklist)

Replace lost fluid, ounce for ounce
Hourly
Make sure you're urinating
once
Don't drink high-sugar drinks
once
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What natural drink or remedy to stop or ease diarrhea symptoms?

What natural drink or remedy to stop or ease diarrhea symptoms?

Find cause first: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more

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Children's Health (Definition)

Children's health refers broadly to the health maintenance and prevention of disease among children. ...Read more

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