Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Q.

Sore tummy

Hi Doc, Thank you for the advice re the tight chest last week. My son (3) is much better, altho his chest is not completely clear. i am nebulising with combivent diluted with saline, and he''s on signulair.

However, he is still complaining of a sore tummy. This happens only at night, he cries inconsolably. He gets up after 1-2 hours and cries. I tried panado, it doesn''t seem to help. This morning at 2am, I gave him a spoon of milk mixed with nutmeg, only then did he sleep well.
The reason I cannot understand what the problem could be is because he is eating well, to a point I had to stop him last night, he passes normal stools 2-3 times per day, which has not changed since he was a baby. His diet has not changed. He still has 1-2 cups NIDO per day.
He is fine during the day, or it could be that he just doesn''t complain.
Could it be that I need to clean his tummy? (Milk of magnesia or castor oil)
Please can you advise? This has been going on for over a week now.
Many thanks, R

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

The most likely cause for your son's tummy ache is mucous that is running down from a post nasal drip into his stomach when he lies down. This mucous irritates his stomach and cause the pain.You need to get rid of his nasal mucous so use a saline spray twice daily such as Sterimar for children.

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Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R
Posted by: R | 2010/09/13

Doc, also I did feel his tummy to see if it was hard, or anything unusual, but he seems normal. No vomitting either. No fever (maybe suppressed after Panado?).
Many thanks.

Reply to R

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