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What causes stomachache near the navel in a child despite being on Duphalac?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

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Posted on Mon, 6 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: My daughter is 7 years old and is been having tummy ache near the naval... we have been giving her duphalac twice in a day ... she claims it pains her when she eats and due to that now her appetite has reduced and she hardly eats. we have to force food .. she sometimes says she has stomach ache in a day which goes away when she goes potty. The doc thinks she is colic but her not eating is really worrying me
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 9 minutes later
Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Brief Answer:
Most likely intestine infection of any sort . Provide further details .

* There are different reasons for such tummy ache as intestine infection or others

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - duration , frequency , type , radiation if anywhere .
2. Associated vomiting , fever if any .
3. Any alterations in bowel movements before giving duphalac .
4. Any tests carried out by the doctor or not .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Thank you my replies below
Pain is she says when she eats something ... in a day two three times

No vomiting or fever but she has cold and cough

When it pains her and she goes to the loo the pain goes

We did a sonography of the abdomen and it’s Normal
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Intestine infection . Thorough guidelines provided herewith .

* This is due to intestine infection through some sort of bacteria or virus , where
ultrasound report is normal .
* Primary guidelines for better recovery of her

- Allow more liquids in sessions preferably boiled water , coconut water , lemon
juice home made juices , butter milk .
- Give soft , light diet .
- Avoid all dairy fat , junk foods , biscuits , pastries .
- Check that she chews her food thoroughly , does not put any toys inside mouth .
- An antibiotic with GI coverage ( as metronidazole ) is needed to be added in the
drug basket .

* Follow up recommended after 48 hours or early as per the requirement .

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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