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What To Give A Child For Upset Stomach
Why would a 5 yr old child have chronic vomit breath with no complaint of burning or upset stomach?
Home remedy for a child that ate a spoonful of hair conditioner? This caused an upset stomach and vomiting, and headaches. What to do?
See details: The first step is to call your doctor or the poison control center, not to ask for advise on the internet. ...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
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
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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