Pain in the abdomen of children is a common ailment, predominantly among the school going children as well as adolescents. The cause of pain in the stomach in children differs from severe, dangerous crisis to less grave upsets like colic, emotional frays, or constipation. A few type of situations is more or less linked to precise age groups.
- Stomach pain may due to obstruction, ischemia, constipation, distension, or inflammation.
- The major cause of severe pain may be due to gastroenteritis.
- If a kid holds bowel movements thereby resulting in constipation then he/she may have chronic pain.
- Stomach or abdominal ache may also be due to infection of the urinary tract.
- More often than not the child with infection in the bladder may complain of burning sensation and go for urination very often.
- Appetite loss
- Localized sharp pain in one region of the tummy due to appendicitis
- Diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting
- Generalized pain in the stomach due to formation of gas
- The pain is in the region of the abdomen but away from the umbilicus
Home remedies for stomach pain
- Baking Soda
Quarter or less teaspoon of baking soda mixed with eight ounces of warm water and drinking it will help to do away with the stomach pain in children. Bear in mind that kids below 5 years should never be given baking soda in large quantity.
- Fruit Juices
Give your kid a diet of fresh fruit plus juices for 1-2 days to help alleviate stomach pain in kids. The fruits and juices should be fresh and you can use papaya, apples, grapes, pears, and oranges.
- Mint & lemon
When you feed your child with lemon and warm water mixed together then it will relieve their stomach pain plus constipation. You can also give your child a tea made by adding a few mint leaves plus a lemon slice to give them relief from their stomach problem.
Blend together a half teaspoon of honey with a quarter teaspoon of fresh ginger juice and give it to your child 2 times in a day. They will be relieved from the stomach ache caused due to spasm, colic, flatulence, dyspepsia or other stomach pains.
- Yogurt & buttermilk
Natural yogurt containing active cultures but no added flavors/sugars will assist to regularize the digestive system. If your kid does not like yogurt then use buttermilk and add one teaspoon of coriander juice and make him/her drink it.
- Honey & cinnamon
Honey because of its antioxidant property, eating a teaspoon will calm the stomach. Cinnamon with its prostaglandin-inhibiting action can be added to the tea to stop stomach ache.