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Suggest treatment for stomach pain in a child

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Question: Hi,
My daughter is 2 years and 10 months old. From past 3 weeks back, she had indigestion problem and it went off after the medication. From past 1 week, she is complaining about stomach pain once in a while. can you please suggest any medication for this? is it because of worms in the stomach?

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XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to be due to worm infestation

Detailed Answer:
Namasthe
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Greetings of the day

Dear Ms XXXXXXX

Two commonest cause of stomach pain in this age group are
1. Worm infestation
2. Constipation

In the absence of vomiting, no distension of abdomen there is no cause for concern.

You can deworm the child with single dose of Syrup Albndazole 400 mg (irrespective of body weight). Also Hyoscine Butyl Bromide syrup which is antispasmodic will provide the much needed relief.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.
Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy life

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS,MS,MCh
Consultant Pediatric and Neonatal Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (14 hours later)
What should be the dosage and what frequency I should give. what should be the diet?

could you please advise?

thanks,
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (25 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Single dose of Albendazole

Detailed Answer:
Dear Ms,

The dosage is Syrup Albendazole 400 mg one single dose once only.


It is important that you start introducing a variety of food in your toddler's diet gradually. These will provide the calories, proteins, vitamins and minerals that are essential for his growth. The amount of food eaten would vary from child to child and would also depend on when you introduce a particular food to your toddler. Most of the times it is "Try and Error" method. Lots of patience would be required from your end to find out what is that diet which tickles your toddlers tastebuds which also contains maximum nutrients. You need to try multiple ones and find which your child loves to eat amongst those. Initially it may be difficult from shifting to solid/semi-solid feed from milk based diet, continued perseverance and trying out what the baby likes is the key.

Take Care

Best Regards
Dr Deepak
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Suggest treatment for stomach pain in a child

Brief Answer: Likely to be due to worm infestation Detailed Answer: Namasthe Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear Ms XXXXXXX Two commonest cause of stomach pain in this age group are 1. Worm infestation 2. Constipation In the absence of vomiting, no distension of abdomen there is no cause for concern. You can deworm the child with single dose of Syrup Albndazole 400 mg (irrespective of body weight). Also Hyoscine Butyl Bromide syrup which is antispasmodic will provide the much needed relief. Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy life Take Care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kishore MBBS,MS,MCh Consultant Pediatric and Neonatal Surgeon