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Abdominal Pain Causes & Treatment in Children

Abdominal pain in children and adolescents is very common, and the cause can vary. The top cause of abdominal pain in children is gastroenteritis.

Some of the most common causes of stomach pain in children are:

Viruses and bacterial infections can cause pain in the abdomens of children. The most common infection is the stomach flu. Symptoms of the stomach flu include nausea, cramps, and diarrhea. Sometimes these symptoms are accompanied by muscle pain, a headache, or low fever

Treating an infection depends on whether it is viral or bacterial. Viral infections don’t respond to antibiotics and typically must resolve on their own, but luckily, symptoms shouldn’t last long.

Bacterial infections commonly last longer than viral infections. Antibiotics are recommended to speed the recovery process and prevent further complications.

Food-Related Infections:

Food poisoning occurs when a child eats contaminated food, causing stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramping. Food poisoning often resolves on its own around 24 to 48 hours after symptoms show. If symptoms continue or worsen, contact a doctor.

Symptoms can be, Fever, Loss of appetite, Malaise, Vomiting, Diarrhea and Chills

Treatment for appendicitis includes antibiotics and surgery to remove the appendix if necessary. If untreated, the appendix may rupture, causing further complications.

Few More Common Reasons:

A few more medical causes of abdominal pain can be constipation, lactose intolerance, IBS, and diabetes. If pain persists for more than 24 hours or worsens, contact a trusted doctor.

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