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What kind of upset stomach medicine can you give to a 3 year old?

What kind of upset stomach medicine can you give to a 3 year old?

Best: none: Otc medicines for nausea do not work very well, and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains Aspirin so is not recommended. Try small amounts of clear liquids rather than food, and if the upset continues, see your doctor, especially if pain interferes with eating or normal play. ...Read more

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Can I give my 3 yr old some kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) for an upset stomach?

Can I give my 3 yr old some kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) for an upset stomach?

No: Any medication with salicylate should be avoided in children because of the danger of reye's syndrome. ...Read more

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Can I give my 2 (almost 3) yo Adult Extra Strength Tums (750 Ca Carbonate) for upset stomach/gas pain? If so, what dosage is acceptable (28lbs)?

Can I give my 2 (almost 3) yo Adult Extra Strength Tums (750 Ca Carbonate) for upset stomach/gas pain? If so, what dosage is acceptable (28lbs)?

Do not use: Do not use Adult Extra Strength Tums in a preschooler. There is a children's version of Tums- dosage for this age is 1/2 chewable tab maximum 2 tabs in 24 hours. ...Read more

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Can I give my three year old son peptobismol?? He is having an upset stomach, is not fully diarrhea but a while after he eats he lets a little bit of poop on the diaper and that's very uncommon on him. To the point that his tushy is irritated. He drinks a

Can I give my three year old son peptobismol?? He is having an upset stomach, is not fully diarrhea but a while after he eats he lets a little bit of poop on the diaper and that's very uncommon on him. To the point that his tushy is irritated. He drinks a

Discuss first: Avoid pepto unless your doctor thinks that is absolutely necessary. You said 'not fully diarrhea'. There's a thing called the gastrocolic reflex, so when you eat if there's any stool in thecolon there's at least an urge to go. It's a normal thing, don't get excited about that. Also, whenever you have some clinically interesting going oneith your child, call your GP to discuss, won't hurt? ...Read more

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What can I give a 4 year old for an upset stomach?

Bland diet: Put him on a bland diet for a few days, nothing greasy or fried. No juice or milk products. Pedialyte for fluids. ...Read more

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What can I give my 5 year old with an upset stomach?

What can I give my 5 year old with an upset stomach?

Fluids: When kids have upset stomach, the best thing to do is keep them hydrated but don't push anything else that will cause further upset. So the old sips of water, popsicles, very dilute juice, flat 7-up, all work. Using anti-diarrheals or other stomach meds usually just end up making matters worse in the long term. If they are really nauseated, your doctor can prescribe anti-nausea meds - they work! ...Read more

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What can I give my seven year old son for a upset stomach?

What can I give my seven year old son for a upset stomach?

Ginger ale: It's an age old remedy, but flat ginger ale works nicely. Ginger is in baby gas medicine, and works well for mild upset stomach. If it's gas, a good gas medicine like maalox can also help. If it's more of a stomach virus, a probiotic helps. Warm compresses or a warm bath also can be soothing. ...Read more

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What can I give my 6 year old daughter for an upset stomach?

What can I give my 6 year old daughter for an upset stomach?

A father's love: Firstly, I need to tell you that I smiled as I read your question. Nice daddy. Here's a link with more than would fit here. It will help you decide if you need to see a pro or not. I hope it is just too much holiday food - but even if it is more than that, you two should do okay.
http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/500991-how-to-calm-a-kids-upset-stomach/
best! ...Read more

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My 8 year old has a virus that is giving her an upset stomach. My wife had it a few days prior to my daughter. What OTC drug can I give to help her?

My 8 year old has a virus that is giving her an upset stomach. My wife had it a few days prior to my daughter. What OTC drug can I give to help her?

Gastroenteritis: "Stomach viruses" are, unfortunately, very common in summer. Aside from perhaps simethicone to reduce gas discomfort with diarrhea, no medicines are recommended for children with these symptoms. The best thing to do is encourage fluids, particularly with electrolytes, to help with hydration. Avoiding lactose-containing foods can help. If the symptoms persist over 48 hrs, she should see her doc ...Read more

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What can I give my 5 year- old for an upset stomach? He has already vomited. Preferably a home remedy. My 5 year- old has been saying his tummy hurts for several hours now, what can I give him that I may have at home?

What can I give my 5 year- old for an upset stomach? He has already vomited. Preferably a home remedy. My 5 year- old has been saying his tummy hurts for several hours now, what can I give him that I may have at home?

Gastroenteritis: Sounds like she may have a stomach flu. This is usually caused by a virus. The first days you usually lose your appetite because the intestines really slow down and don't want to work. Sometimes at that point you get vomiting, sometimes just won't eat. The key is to get fluids in and not worry so much about food. Sips of water, flat gingerale or 7-up, very dilute juice, dilute sports drinks. ...Read more

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Would it be ok to give my 4 year old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? if not what would you recommend I give him for an upset stomach/stomach pain?

Would it be ok to give my 4 year old pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? if not what would you recommend I give him for an upset stomach/stomach pain?

Depends: You should not use the adult pepto. It contains salycelates which are linked to Reye Syndrome in kids, a devastating cause of liver failure and death. There is a Kids pepto, without salycelates. I encourage parents to avoid giving anything other than fluids and a bland diet. ...Read more

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My three year old has a stomach bug with vomiting. Is it ok to give her a small piece of my Zofran or reglan (metoclopramide)?

My three year old has a stomach bug with vomiting. Is it ok to give her a small piece of my Zofran or reglan (metoclopramide)?

No: Both Reglan (metoclopramide) and zofran are powerful medications and should only be used under the direct supervision of a physician. These medications are typically prescribed in extreme or unique circumstances. Contact you pediatrician for follow up care regarding your child's current condition.. ...Read more

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What to do for my 4 year olds upset stomach?

See below: Try small frequent sips of electrolytes balanced fluid such as pedialyte. If vomiting persists, seek a medical attention. ...Read more

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Can a 5 year old take rolaids for an upset stomach?

Yes: Rolaids are ok, they can cause constipation. They also have children's malox. Use sparingly and if u give them a lot try to figure why all the upset stomachs. ...Read more

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My 8 year old has complained of an upset stomach and fatigue for about 3days. Should I be concerned there could be something underlying here?

My 8 year old has complained of an upset stomach and fatigue for about 3days. Should I be concerned there could be something underlying here?

Probably Not: 3 days is probably still within the realm of a transient bug. Make sure your child is well hydrated & call your pediatrician just in case. ...Read more

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My 8 year old is saying he has a buzzing feeling, upset stomach with some mild vomiting, tired a lot, moody..

My 8 year old is saying he has a buzzing feeling, upset stomach with some mild vomiting, tired a lot, moody..

Vomiting: Does your child have fever? Symptoms could be infectious or something else. You did not say whether your child had diarrhea or how long he has been feeling this way. ...Read more

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My 19 year old daugter has an upset stomach and she vomits once in a while she is 120lbs. 5'8'' she eats fairly healthy. She is a college student, and does not drink, she smokes pot. Other than upset stomach she is very healthy.

My 19 year old daugter has an upset stomach and she vomits once in a while she is 120lbs. 5'8'' she eats fairly healthy. She is a college student, and does not drink, she smokes pot. Other than upset stomach she is very healthy.

Stomach pain: The symptom could be from many things. She may not be telling you something. Of course in young women pregnancy always has to be thought of. Other than that it could be anything from emotional distress to an ulcer. For sure periodic vomiting is not a normal thing. People tend to ignore a lot of problems thinking that they will go away. Good that you're asking about it. ...Read more

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I have had an upset stomach, stomach ache for about 3 weeks now. Accompanied with headache and extremely tired. I am a 33 year old female?

I have had an upset stomach, stomach ache for about 3 weeks now. Accompanied with headache and extremely tired. I am a 33 year old female?

NSAIDs or reflux: I don't know whether you are taking any painkillers for the headaches; most painkillers except Acetaminophen can upset the stomach. There is also a possibility of reflux.

Consult your pcp before you do anything. Stay away from Ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen) till then. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old female. I'm an otherwise healthy vegan, sugar and gluten free. But suddenly I have low grade fever, upset stomach and no appetite??

I'm a 20 year old female. I'm an otherwise healthy vegan, sugar and gluten free. But suddenly I have low grade fever, upset stomach and no appetite??

Probable virus: My best guess is that you have gotten a viral infection. A virus like this will likely only last a few days at most. If not hungry it is OK to not eat for a couple days but stay well-hydrated. Consider chopping some carrots, potatoes, greens & garlic and simmering for at least 20 min. To make a mineral-rich vegetable broth to drink. ...Read more

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4 year old complaining of upset stomach for the past 2 to 3 months. She sometimes throws up and gets a fast heart rate. Also feels a ball in her throat?

4 year old complaining of upset stomach for the past 2 to 3 months. She sometimes throws up and gets a fast heart rate. Also feels a ball in her throat?

Need more info: When there is a long standing history like you mention, including the other symptoms along with upset stomach, a full history and evaluation would be needed. I would suggest starting with your pediatrician for a complete physical and evaluation. It is important to note how many times per day she complains of pain. Before or after meals? Location of pain? Other symptoms? ...Read more

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My 1 year old seems to have an upset stomach & is lethargic. No fever, has runny nose & sinus infection. Also spit up 2x-no appetite. What can I do?

My 1 year old seems to have an upset stomach & is lethargic. No fever, has runny nose & sinus infection. Also spit up 2x-no appetite. What can I do?

See a doctor: These symptoms are quite nonspecific but in a 1 year old could be the start of a serious condition. In kids this age, lethargy and no appetite are more alarming than a high fever, and should be promptly investigated. ...Read more

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My 11 months old baby has an upset stomach and has been having loose poo more often than usual. Is there anything I can give it to her?

My 11 months old baby has an upset stomach and has been having loose poo more often than usual. Is there anything I can give it to her?

No: The best thing to do is give her clear fluids (pedialyte is best) and plain foods (brat-crackers, dry cereal, toast, applesauce, bananas, rice), to rest her stomach. If the diarrhea is >4-5/day, stay on the brat diet until it decreases to 102), check with her doctor. Most viral stomach bugs will get better in about a week, no matter what you do. ...Read more

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My 9month old daughter seems to have an upset stomach she keeps vomiting everything else is fine what can I give her to settle her stomach?

My 9month old daughter seems to have an upset stomach she keeps vomiting everything else is fine what can I give her to settle her stomach?

Vomiting: You should have your daughter examined first. If any new foods were introduced recently after which the vomiting started, stop those. Make sure not to delay the visit as it is important to prevent dehydration in small children. ...Read more

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What medication can one give to a 4.3 year old with stomach ache, and the stool analysis is good, with only little undigested food.

What medication can one give to a 4.3 year old with stomach ache, and the stool analysis is good, with only little undigested food.

NO MEDICATION: Without a definitive cause. Kids get stomach upset, indigestion, vomiting, diarrhea more often. Make sure certain food is not the cause. If stomach pain is bothering the child for long time, need work up to find out cause and treatment accordingly. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has virus. Vomiting and upset stomach. The doc called in a suppository. Can I give 1/4 teaspoon of Imodium (loperamide) also?

My 2yr old has virus. Vomiting and upset stomach. The doc called in a suppository. Can I give 1/4 teaspoon of Imodium (loperamide) also?

I wouldn't: That medicine is bitter and of little use at this age. It is likely to trigger more vomiting. I would concentrate on getting things with fluid value into the kid. Things like apple sauce and pedialyte are appropriate. Making sure that the kids takes in enough to pee every 6 hrs is your main goal. ...Read more

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Upset Stomach (Definition)

An upset stomach is the sensation that one has nausea or discomfort in the mid abdomen. This can be a chronic ...Read more