What are the Main Causes of Abdominal Pain in Children?
There are a myriad of potential causes of abdominal pain in both children and infants. The following are amongst the most common:
Imbalanced gut bacteria as a result of stress, medications or travel can cause symptoms of gut disorder. These include constipation and diarrhea, and may bring about abdominal pain.
Children come into contact with a lot of potentially harmful bacteria at home, at school and on the playground. Bellyache is a common side effect of this exposure.
Overeating, food allergies and food poisoning can all result in pain in a child’s abdominal region.
How to recognize Abdominal Pain in Children?
Use the following symptomatic criteria to determine exactly what kind of abdominal pain your child may be experiencing, and thus how to help treat it. When in doubt, always consult with a doctor or HCP.
This type of pain is usually isolated to one area in the abdomen. Localized abdominal pain is caused by imbalance in a particular organ.
The pain associated to bloating, constipation and diarrhea. It tends to fluctuate, and may require treatment.
Though uncommon in children, conditions such as gallstones or kidney stones can bring about colicky abdominal pain, including spasms.
Abdominal Pain in Children: Tips & Remedies
If abdominal pain is ripping through your child, you can attempt to restore balance by doing the following:
Prepare a hot water bottle
Place it on the belly whilst your child is laying flat. The warmth will work to relax the contracting muscles.
Gently massage the belly
Applying light pressure may help to move any gas or indigestion that is occurring, bringing relief shortly thereafter.
Assist your child in taking small sips of water
This, done over the course of a few hours, will eventually stimulate digestion and help any painful tension to be released.
How to Prevent Abdominal Pain in Children
Preventing abdominal pain in your child, as a long term goal, will take daily effort and attentiveness.
Start keeping a food diary
Keep track of everything your child eats, and the relative reactions (if any) to each individual food item. Over time, you’ll be able to prevent many sore tummies.
Make probiotics part of the family lifestyle
Probiotics can work to prevent abdominal pain, as well as many other digestive conditions that occur as a result of imbalanced intestinal flora.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, abdominal pain is just one of those things you’ll be facing throughout the adolescent years. You’ve probably got a few questions for us; check out our FAQ.
Intestinal disorders including constipation, diarrhea, bloating and bacterial infection can cause abdominal pain in infants and kids.
By monitoring the things that seem to trigger gut imbalance in your child, you can work toward preventing abdominal pain in future. A gentle probiotic can be an ally in stabilizing intestinal flora long-term, so that bellyache does not occur.
A supplement containing good bacteria, such as Bacillus Clausii, can help rid the body of existing discomfort due to Dysbiosis or antibiotic effects in a child or infant.
Enterogermina®’s range will scan the gut for intestinal flora imbalance and deliver billions of good bacteria to treat both the condition and associated symptoms. 1
Enterogermina® 2 Billion
A ready-to-drink vial containing Bacillus clausii spores that are favorable to the restoration of intestinal bacterial flora, in order to relieve symptoms of gut imbalance, including diarrhea. 1
Enterogermina® 6 Billion
An easy-to-drink probiotic sachet formula, it used to treat diarrhea and relieves the stomach pain, which is often associated with a gut bacteria imbalance in adults. 2
Capsules containing Bacillus clausii spores and probiotic that are favourable to the restoration of intestinal bacterial flora, in order to relieve symptoms of gut imbalance and diarrhea.3
How can Bacillus clausii help you solve your gut problems?
Bacillus clausii is a type of spore-forming good bacteria that works to rebalance the intestine. When consumed regularly (or as advised by a HCP), it can help to treat and prevent different conditions associated to gut disorder.
Getting to know your gut, and identifying your personal triggers, is the first step to better intestinal health. Stay informed as to how gut microbiota become negatively affected by everything from traveling to seasonal changes, and how to bring about internal balance to your life. 8
- Enterogermina® 2 billion Patient Information Leaflet Last revised Jul 2019.
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- Enterogermina® 2 billion capsules Patient Information Leaflet Last revised Jul 2019.
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- Stress and stomach pain: When should you see a specialist?; UChicagoMedicine. Chicago: The University of Chicago Medicine; 2020 [quoted June 2021] https://www.uchicagomedicine.org/forefront/gastrointestinal-articles/stress-and-stomach-pain-when-should-you-see-a-specialist
- Healthy Eating Pyramid; Harvard University. Boston: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; 2008 [quoted June 2021]. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-eating-pyramid/