Abdominal ache is a common occurrence in all kids. A stomach ache is really bad and painful and is worrisome for both the kid as well as the parent.
Mostly stomach aches in kids are caused due to indigestion, constipation and often due to infection.
Stomach aches can be really bad and can give you and your child sleepless nights. Usually the ache can start at anytime during the day or at night, and may cause you immense worry.
“My body is the garden and the immunity inside is the gardener”
The stomach cramps and ache qualify to be one of the worst pains a child suffers through.
Stomach infections are also very common in kids as they tend to put all kinds of dirty objects in mouth.
Kids are also new to the environment and the surroundings and hence they don’t have the immunity to fight with the array of bacteria and viruses and therefore fall sick often.
In this post, you will come across some effective remedies of dealing with stomach ache in the kids.
Cure stomach pain in kids using natural remedies
Stomach ache needs to be attended to immediately, else it can make your child really uncomfortable and he or she may just burst out crying.
Often, pain killers are considered to be the most effective remedies for sharp pain but there are some really helpful home remedies that can help your child recover faster too.
1. Asfoetida or Hing
Just heat up a tea spoon of ghee on stove and add some Hing to it.
Let it crackle for some time to extract the essence out of it.
Transfer it to a bowl and apply it on the stomach in a circular or rotatory direction.
This needs to be applied hot.
It gives immediate relief from the stomach ache and you could apply it four to five times or even more as per the requirement.
Honey is a good antibacterial and antioxidant that relieves the stomach pain to a great extent.
A good branded honey should be used to avoid the presence of bacteria causing botulism in kids.
One tea spoon of honey will help to get rid of the pain.
You can give some warm water to drink over it.
NOTE: Do not give honey to a child below 1 year of age.
Ginger is one of the most effective remedies for muscle spasm in stomach.
But, this remedy is recommended for kids who are two years and above.
Just grate a little ginger in warm water and let it stand for a while.
Strain it and feed it to your child.
You can add in a tea spoon of honey to mask the taste of ginger and honey by itself helps in curing the stomach pain.
It is a yoga pose that helps in getting rid of flatulence.
Any stomach ache is usually due to flatulence and is very troublesome if not dealt with immediately.
As is shown in the figure above, lie down in supine position that is on the back.
Bend legs at the knees and bring the thighs closer to abdomen.
Put your arms around to hold your knees and raise your head simultaneously.
This releases any trapped gases and helps the child to overcome pain instantly if it is due to gaseous distension.
YOGA IS BY FAR THE BEST REMEDY FOR STOMACH PAIN.
Curd is extremely rich in beneficial bacteria called lacto bacilli.
It instantly improves the bacterial flora in the stomach which fight the infection instantly.
The more curd you feed to your child, the sooner he recovers from infection of any sort in the stomach.
Feeding curd frequently will help the child to get rid of the infection as the bad bacterial flora is getting diluted by a good one with curd intake.
These are some of the most effective and helpful home remedies for stomach ache in kids.
The more you try these out the better it is for your kid’s health. Eventually, your dependencies on medication will reduce and the best part is that these remedies have no side effects on the health of your child rather they are beneficial in many ways.
Keep learning new helpful ways of healthy living on this wonderful journey of motherhood!