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How to deal with it at home?
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How to deal with it at home?

  • Rest Let the child lie down and rest. Keep a covered warm water bottle or heating pad on the stomach for 20 minutes till the pain is better
  • Diet Give only sips of clear fluids, but no solids. Keep a vomiting pan handy as younger children are especially likely to refer to nausea as ?stomachache."
  • Sitting on the toilet Encourage sitting on the toilet and trying to pass a stool. This may relieve the pain

With harmless causes, the pain is usually better or gone in 2 hours. With gastroenteritis, the cramps may precede each bout of vomiting or diarrhoea.In any case, if the pain is continuous and keeps getting worse, or if it is associated with vomiting and fever, it needs urgent medical attention.

Abdominal pain is a symptom of a variety of medical conditions. In majority of cases, it is due to comparatively harmless causes, which can be treated without admission to hospital. In less than 5% of the cases, the situation is an emergency and immediate hospitalization is required.


 

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