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Treating Nausea and Stomach Aches in Kids

by | Apr 1, 2023

Treating nausea and stomach aches in kids can be difficult. KidsStreet Urgent Care is here to help! 

Causes Of Nausea and Stomach Aches In Kids

There are many factors that can cause your child to have stomach pain or become nauseous. Some of the most common causes include: 

  • Food poisoning
  • Stomach virus or stomach flu 
  • Anxiety
  • Motion sickness
  • Constipation 

For more information on the causes and complications of stomach pain, visit our Stomach Aches and Abdominal Pain in Kids page

Treatment Methods

There are a few differences in treating nausea and stomach aches in children; however, a few of these methods can be used interchangeably between both conditions. At KidsStreet Urgent Care, we offer treatment for nausea and stomach aches in our pediatric urgent care services

Treating Stomach Aches In Kids

If your child complains of stomach pain, they may have a simple stomach ache. To alleviate their symptoms, try these treatments: 

  • Over-the-counter medications (Pepto-Bismal, Emetrol, etc.) 
  • Eat bland foods
  • Drink clear liquids
  • Eat and drink slowly
  • Avoid heavy activity, and get plenty of rest

Treating Nausea And Vomiting In Kids

Nausea and vomiting are never fun experiences, especially for children. If your child is feeling nauseous or vomiting, there are a few ways to treat nausea and prevent vomiting. These methods include: 

  • Over-the-counter medications (Pepto-Bismal, Emetrol, etc.) 
  • Drink clear, cold liquids
  • Drink liquids with a little sugar in them to soothe the stomach
  • Eat bland foods (crackers, applesauce, etc.)
  • Eat slowly
  • Avoid hard-to-digest foods
  • Avoid activities like running, jumping, or rough playing

If your child is vomiting, you must make sure they are not getting dehydrated. You can use oral rehydration solutions to help them feel better. Signs of dehydration consist of: 

  • Dry mouth or consistent thirst
  • Decreased urination
  • Clammy hands or feet
  • Paler skin than normal
  • Sunken eyes

After your child has not vomited in several hours, start rehydrating them and administering solid foods again. This will be the fastest way to help them feel better. 

Turn To KidsStreet Urgent Care

Is your child having a stomach ache or nausea? KidsStreet wants to help your child heal and feel better, fast! To visit one of our clinics, register online. Then, you can wait from your home or car until we’re ready for you. 

Walk-ins are always welcome, but please be aware that registering online reduces in-clinic wait times. 

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