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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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My child gets an upset stomach every time she eats, what should I do?

My child gets an upset stomach every time she eats, what should I do?

See pediatrician: There are multiple causes for upset stomach in a child but its usually not hard to figure out. Discuss all symptoms with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Why would a 5 yr old child have chronic vomit breath with no complaint of burning or upset stomach?

Why would a 5 yr old child have chronic vomit breath with no complaint of burning or upset stomach?

Reflux: Either related to food issues such as a lactose intolerance or hidden acid reflux. Ask your pediatrician. Dental problems also sometimes causes severe halitosis. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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What to give a toddler for upset stomach?

What to give a toddler for upset stomach?

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 more

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Dr. Joanne Peck
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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 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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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What can I give a 4 year old for an upset stomach?

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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Dr. Holly Maes
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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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Dr. Michael Amster
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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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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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Upset Stomach (Definition)

Upset stomach is a general term describing any kind of abdominal discomfort. It may include cramping, pain, nausea, or a sense of needing to ...Read more


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