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What to give a toddler for upset stomach?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
In brief: Toddler bellyache
It depends on what you mean by "upset stomach.
" for vomiting severe enough to cause dehydration an anti-emetic may be given as a suppository (eg, phenergan). It the upset stomach is due to an obvious viral illness then just tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen with plenty of fluids (or popsicles if s/he is vomiting) is appropriate. In general, children of this age are not recommended to take real medications.

In brief: Toddler bellyache
It depends on what you mean by "upset stomach.
" for vomiting severe enough to cause dehydration an anti-emetic may be given as a suppository (eg, phenergan). It the upset stomach is due to an obvious viral illness then just tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen with plenty of fluids (or popsicles if s/he is vomiting) is appropriate. In general, children of this age are not recommended to take real medications.
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