There are times when children can complain of belly pain and if you take them to the doctor they tell you that it is not a virus. Maybe something’s wrong with him, maybe it’s just nerves. It is important to look at your child’s behavior to find out why his tummy hurts. In case it is due to nerves, natural remedies will not work for you, since in this case, it would be better to work emotionally.
But in case your belly hurts due to poor digestion, then, the home remedies that we are going to explain to you from the Children’s Stage will come from pearls so that your child will get the pain in his stomach as soon as possible, and without need to take medicine or chemicals.
Causes of abdominal pain in a child
The most common causes of abdominal pain in children include:
- Infectious diseases develop when bacteria and viruses enter the body. These diseases include “intestinal flu”, the causative agent of which are various types of viruses (rotavirus or norovirus). Viral intestinal infections pass quickly enough, while infections of a bacterial origin may require antibiotics.
- Food poisoning, for example, when eating stale or contaminated food, and food allergies (intolerance to any food). Chemical poisoning is also dangerous, for example, if a child swallowed soap.
- Diseases requiring surgical intervention, such as appendicitis, intestinal obstruction, etc.
What is the home remedy for stomach pain in a child?
According to Ayurveda, stomach pain may due to the reasons for doshas disturbances -Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. When people eat the food of different combinations.
Excess eating of food can cause aggravates an individual’s constitution or Prakriti, creating a lot of toxins or ama. This may finally lead to gastric problems along with mental, emotional, and physical changes in the body.
1. Hing remedy
It is the most commonly used remedy for stomach pain. Just take a pinch of hing and warm mustard oil, mix it with a few drops, and massage it around the navel area. It will provide relief instantly and it is a recognized remedy in every Indian home.
You can also use Hing as a remedy drink, take a pinch of hing mixes some of it in a glassful of water, and add black salt to it to enhance its taste. You can drink this remedy whenever you feel uncomfortable in the stomach or to reduce stomach problems.
2. Ginger drink
It is not a bad idea to give your child a little ginger drink when he has a stomach ache. Ideally, it should be a cold ginger infusion. Ginger is a powerful antioxidant that helps decrease the production of free radicals and the potential damage that can affect the body, but it also reduces nausea and discomfort.
To make matters worse it also has anti-inflammatory properties and increases gastric juices that neutralize stomach acids and decreases the feeling of discomfort.
3. Mint infusion
A peppermint infusion can also relieve belly pain in children and adults. Peppermint has been shown to have a calming effect on stomach muscles. Peppermint has the ability to improve the flow of bile that the body uses for digestion.
If your child does not want to drink mint infusions, you can try having a mint candy, if he is old enough, remember NOT to give candy to babies or young children because they could suffocate.
4. Chamomile tea
Chamomile will always be a good option to treat belly pain in children, but also in adults. Chamomile tea is an excellent home remedy for stomach complications or discomfort because it has anti-inflammatory and sedative properties. These properties can contribute to a decrease in abdominal discomfort.
Chamomile relaxes the upper muscle of the digestive tract, making it easier for contractions to help food move better through the stomach and small intestine. All this will relieve abdominal spasms and also stomach aches.
5. Apply heat to the abdomen
Placing a hot water bottle or heating pad on your child’s tummy while sitting or lying down should ease some of the tummy aches. Heat increases blood flow on the skin’s surface, which can decrease the perception of pain that comes from the deepest part of the abdomen.
6. A little massage
There are many nerves in the feet and hands, and when specific techniques or massage are applied they can make the whole body relax and the person – adult or child – feel calmer. The belly area corresponds to the center of the arch of the left foot.
You will have to hold your child’s left foot with the palm of the right hand and with the left hand maintain even and constant pressure with the thumb in the arch area.
Press your finger back and forth a little and repeat the process. Then switch hands and repeat from right to left, with the thumb of your right hand continuing until you cover the center of the entire arch.
Your child will respond positively because he will also feel your love and good energy, and you will feel wonderful because you will be helping your child and also your connection will be strengthened.
Note: Treatment for abdominal pain depends on the cause, the history of the disease, the condition of the child, and the results of a doctor’s examination.
If the disease is not severe and does not pose a danger to the life of the child, it can be treated at home. In more serious cases, it is necessary to be under the supervision of a doctor.
Some conditions (eg, appendicitis, acute pancreatitis, bowel obstruction) may require surgery.