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6 year old child, suffering from stomach pain, diarrhea, gastric problems. Home remedies?

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My 6 year old granddaught is having a bad tummy ache and she has light diareah. It is 3 in the morning what can I do to help her without going to the doctor this early? I think it is gas
Posted Sun, 6 May 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha 55 minutes later

Thanks for the query.

Looks like your grand daughter is suffering from gastroenteritis.
Do not worry, you could do the following things to help her improve.

1. Prepare a ORS (oral re hydration solution).

The first thing you will have to take care of is the dehydration.
So add a pinch of salt and a fistful of sugar into warm and cooled 1 litre water. Give it to her sip by sip. This will re hydrate her very well.

2. For the stomach pain warm tea (without milk) not too strong with 2 teaspoon honey will help her with the stomach pain.

Please watch out for the following things.

1. Fever.
2. Vomiting.
3. Check for foul smelling stools, color, consistency and mucous.
4. Drowsiness.

In case, she develops any of the above, or loose stool frequency increases, you may have to consult her pediatrician, so that appropriate treatment with antibiotics can be started.

I hope, I have answered to your query. If you have no further queries please accept my answer.

I wish your grand daughter a speedy recovery.


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