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Small child, teething, frequent burping and farting, stomach bloating. Cause of concern?

My 2.5 year old has been teething (back molars) for 3 days and is whingey but since yesterday, in addition he has been burping lots (and farting occasionally, fairly smelly), complaining of a sore tummy (as well as sore teeth) and his tummy feels relatively hard. He is off his normal food but happy with milk and bread and butter. Do I need to worry or will this pass?
Asked On : Mon, 7 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Your child might be having some gastritis or early signs of gastroenteritis. Look for any vomitings or loose stools. You can give antacid syrups like gelucil or its equivalents to decrease bloating, abdominal pain and to decrease farting.
If there are any vomitings or loose stools you can give oral rehydrating solutions to prevent dehydration and consult your Pediatrician for further management.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Dentist Dr. Bindiya Bhaskar's  Response

Thanks for writing to us.

Symptoms like diarrhoea,nausea ,fever,headche are usually associated with teething.

Hard tummy may be due to heavy food ingested which has not digested fully.

Take plenty of fluids as well as fruits,leafy vegetables.

Pus discharge usually occurs with teething.

If symptoms persists,please do visit a dentist.

Take care.
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Rajiv K Khandelwal's  Response

Thank you for your query.

Children do become a bit cranky when they are cutting their teeth which explains your son's whining. The milk and bread and butter are making him constipated which is giving rise to the burps and "sore" tummy. I suggest that you encourage him to have a normal diet which is going to help him have normal bowel movements and reduce his burps and even flatus. The soreness of the gums will gradually pass and need not get worried about it.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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