Archive for February 2015

About Impacted Stool in Children

When a child develops impacted stool, it can be the result of constipation or a condition known as encopresis. There can be many reasons your child is having issues with impacted stool, such as dietary, potty training, or stress. While it can be a frustrating experience for you, it can be downright painful for your child. There are various ways to treat this condition, but always consult your pediatrician before choosing a treatment.

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Stomach Flu Treatment in Toddlers

The stomach flu can stop your active toddler right in his tracks. You feel helpless as a parent when your toddler has the stomach flu. It can be horrible to watch your toddler vomit and have diarrhea. There is little you can do except to keep your toddler hydrated and comfortable.

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Food Recommendations for Children With a Stomach Virus

One of the most common childhood illnesses is the stomach virus. Stomach viruses are most often caused by influenza, astrovirus, calicivirus, adenovirus or the rotavirus. These viruses cause the digestive tract’s lining to become inflamed, resulting in fever, nausea, stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea. Stomach viruses may last only a few hours, or they may last several days. Children with stomach viruses should continue to consume plenty of liquids and eat solid foods if they have an appetite.

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