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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 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
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
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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