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Does Your Kid Get Belly Pains Quite Often?

By Mary Fathsaw

Stomachaches in children happen quite frequently for various reasons, and the frequency increases as soon as they start going to school. When playing with other kids, your child is susceptible to various types of bacteria as well as viruses which can be easily passed on from student to student.

These days, tummy aches in children caused by viruses are more common than bacterial infections. They symptoms are extremely similar and you might not be able to easily identify it without your child having some laboratory tests done.

In some cases, you might be able to pin point the cause on your own. With viruses, your kid might experience the symptoms such as fevers, nausea and stomach pains for about a week, sometimes more. Diarrhea might also occur causing loss of fluids so you will keep to keep giving your child plenty of liquids drink. Bacteria or food poisoning symptoms are the same except that they don’t last as long (possibly 3 or 4 days depending on the severity). The latter type of infection can be treated by antibiotics to expedite recovery.

Some foods can also cause your child to get tummy pains. Kids who are allergic to dairy may suffer from skin rashes, stomach cramps and diarrhea from merely having some ice-cream.

For the most part, the food allergy symptoms will quickly subside within a day of ceasing consumption of all dairy products. However, some children are extra-hypersensitive and these allergic reactions can be life-threatening. The medical term for this is anaphylaxis.

Of all the different types of stomach pains, appendicitis would have to be the worst of all. The pain can be excruciating and appendicitis is more common amongst children than adults. Appendicitis may require surgery to get the appendix removed if the pain persists.

It may not be easy for you to spot these stomach related illnesses in your own kids so you will need to be on the lookout for signs that something is not right. It may come in the form of your kids not eating much or curling up in bed clenching their stomachs. The first protocol would be to get your child to the clinic just to be safe.

In conclusion, teach your kids about hygiene and health safety especially at school. Stomach infections is no laughing matter as some of these cases may result in permanent damage to a kid’s bodily functions – educate yourself in order to act promptly when the situation arises.

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