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What To Give A 3 Year Old For Upset Stomach
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
As little as possibl: A cramping belly in a toddler benefits more from diet modification than any med. Avoid adult preparations of pepto-bismol as these have salycelates that are linked to REYE 's syndrome. Although children's pepto excludes salycelates, I seldom recommend anything. Popsicles, jello, applesauce, graham crackers, pasta & steamed rice are often tolerated by a crampy gut when they want to try eating. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Before giving meds, you need to talk to your md. He/she may want to determine the cause of the vomiting. If your child has appendicitis, for example, you will only be delaying the diagnosis and put your child's health at risk. In any event, most pediatricians would not use Promethazine in a 3 year old at this time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: On the cause of the stomach ache. If it is constipation then p fruits can help (peach, pear, plum, prune, pineapple, pumpkin, peas, papaya, and pomegranate). If it is too much rich food homeopathic pulsatilla can help. If it is a virus, then homeopathic nix (permethrin) vomica can help. More info is helpful to determine best answer. ...Read more
Prune juice: I would try a little prune juice diluted with water. Dilute one half water and one half juice. Then if doing ok it is safe to use daily. You can always keep using less water over a few weeks until better. Make sure lots of safe liquids used a lot but not just before bedtime. Raisins should work and other natural laxative foods as you likely know. Do not use laxative! see md if still an issue! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I give econorm to my five n half year old child on empty stomach as he is suffering from loosemotions(acute gastroenteritis)do I have to give h an?
Syrup: No you cannot until you speak to the pediatrician who will decide what must be done! ...Read more
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
Cola over chipped ice: A simple remedy has been the use of a flat cola sipped thru chipped ice. The carbs in the cola seem to settle the stomach. There is an otc product in cherry & lemon flavor called emetrol that seems to work on the same principle. Sometimes popsicles or menthol gum can help too. ...Read more
Diarrhea: Better to let the diarrhea run its course. Stop all milk and milk products. If no vomiting, give bananas, rice, fresh apples, toast (dry cheerios, dry pasta), clear liquids ( no apple juice, and vanilla or lemon yogurt. The yogurt repopulates the bowel with good bacteria. The diarrhea should stop within 3-5 days. ...Read more
Meclizine: This over the counter drug is a very safe and commonly used medicine available without a prescription. ...Read more
Gassiness in infants: Oftentimes, persistent burping will release the gas. Compressing the baby's abdomen against your chest or one knee, applying a warm compress on the abdomen, sitting the baby in a container with warm water that covers the belly, and rectal stimulation have been tried. Warmed formula or breast milk also helps. Others have recommended warm chamomile tea, gas drops (simethicone). Try changing formula. ...Read more
Can i give my 3 year old a little peopto to settle his tummy? He has diarrhea for 3 days now, leftover from tummy bug.
Which pepto ?: We do not reccomend the adult pepto-bismol product for kids. This product has salycelates which has been inked to reye syndrome. There is a kids pepto that has no salycelates but most will do well on simple bland foods including applesauce and bananas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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