Child Nauseous: Causes and Treatment
Childhood illnesses worry every parent. The most common symptom of an ailment is a fever. However, moms and dads can also face other signs of this or that pathology. This article will tell you why the child is sick. You will find out what causes the appearance of this symptom. Also it is necessary to tell and about methods of elimination of ailment.
The child is sick. What do the doctors say?
If the child is sick, it is necessary to consult a doctor. This is what all pediatricians say unanimously. It should be noted that nausea is not an independent disease. In most cases this is just a symptom of some kind of pathology. Moreover, the ailment can have additional manifestations. Some of them require immediate assistance. That is why it is worthwhile to closely monitor the baby in this state and, if necessary, call an ambulance.
Doctors say that weakness, nausea can not be correctly identified by the baby. Children under 7-9 years old simply can not describe this state. The children talk about something that hurts, but they can not correctly formulate a story about their health. Nausea in children is often accompanied by vomiting. This is the so-called continuation of the development of a pathological symptom. Let's try to understand why sometimes the child is sick and how to manage this unpleasant symptom.
Sighting in transport or seasickness
Often the child is sick in the car. Symptom can manifest itself during a sea voyage. The cause of this phenomenon is banal motion sickness. It develops because of the underdevelopment of the vestibular apparatus. It should be noted that in many children this pathology passes independently with the passage of time.
To treat this pathology in most cases is useless. However it is necessary to address for consultation to the otorhinolaryngologist. It is this specialist that deals with the problems of the vestibular apparatus. In most cases, when traveling in the transport, it is enough for parents to follow certain rules. Before the trip is not recommended to feed the baby tightly. Refuse from oily and heavy food. Plant the child forward or (if this is not possible) in the center behind. Ask the crumb not to look around. Periodically let the baby drink. Good help and mints. Among drugs for motion sickness, you can select tablets "Dramina", "Aviamore" and others. Most drugs are taken immediately before the trip, and not during an attack of nausea.
Sometimes it happens that the child is sick, and the stomach hurts. The cause in this case is poisoning. It should be noted that it can be different. If the baby has used a stale product, then the development of symptoms comes almost instantly. Also, poisoning can occur due to the use of chemicals or medicines. Check if your baby could eat forbidden substances.
Treatment in this case completely depends on the severity of the pathology. With a mild manifestation of symptoms, correction can be carried out at home. The child is prescribed drugs - sorbents, as well as abundant drink. This type of medicine can include "Polysorb", "Smektu", "Enterosgel" and so on. Take them separately from food and other drugs. In severe illness, there is a sense of hospitalization. In this case, the child is washed with the stomach and the course of the drip of glucose and saline.
Infection or viral pathology
Nausea and diarrhea in the baby may appear due to infection. Often it is a virus transmitted by airborne droplets, or a bacterium obtained through dirty hands. Simultaneously, the rise in body temperature can join the described symptoms. Weakness, nausea and vomiting with a loose stool should be corrected. Otherwise, there is a risk of serious complications.
Often, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea lead to dehydration. That is why when this pathology occurs it is necessary to give the baby plenty of water. If necessary, use the drug "Regidron". It is a powder that dissolves in drinking water. It helps to restore the salt balance in the patient's body. From diarrhea, you can use the drug "Imodium" or rice decoction. Viral pathology necessarily requires appropriate therapy. So, the child is prescribed medicines "Ergoferon", "Interferon", "Isoprinozin" and others. In case of bacterial infection it is necessary to use antimicrobial compounds of a wide spectrum of action, for example, "Azithromycin", "Amoxicillin" and so on.
If a child is nauseous in the morning, this may be a symptom of a neurological pathology. The main symptom in this case is a headache and fatigue. Such an ailment must necessarily be corrected. Otherwise, unpleasant consequences occur.
Address to the neurologist and pass inspection. Most likely, the doctor will appoint a neurosonography. Depending on the result, additional tests may be required. Treatment of pathology in most cases is complex. So, the doctor appoints nootropics, correcting cerebral circulation, for example, "Trental", "Gliatilin", "Pyracetam" and others. At the same time, the child is prescribed medications of a sedative nature (Fenibut, Tenoten, Valerian). It is obligatory during the treatment to take vitamin complexes ("Magnerot", "Magnelis", "Neuromultivite"). Remember that all these drugs can be used only after consulting a specialist. Many of them are selected according to the age and weight of the crumbs.
If the child is nauseated (there is no temperature at the same time), then the cause may be stress or fright. Doctors say that this is how the protective reaction of the body manifests itself. This situation does not require any treatment. However, there is a way to help the baby and alleviate his condition.
Take a small paper bag. If you do not have this device, then you can use polyethylene. Give the instrument to the child and ask them to breathe into it. In a few minutes the crumb will experience a noticeable relief. The principle of such assistance is as follows. The child exhales carbon dioxide and consumes oxygen when inhaled. If space is limited, the baby will breathe the carbon dioxide. As a result, nausea fades.
Pathology requiring surgical intervention
Nausea in a child can become a symptom of a pathology that can not be corrected at home. To such diseases include pancreatitis, appendicitis, cholecystitis, infringement of a hernia and so on. Simultaneously, these diseases can have the following symptoms: vomiting, weakness, diarrhea or constipation, abdominal pain, fever, weakness and so on. Any delay and lack of timely assistance can lead to unpleasant complications.
The treatment of most of these diseases requires immediate medical intervention. This is usually a standard operation performed under general anesthesia. After such an intervention it is necessary to follow the doctor's prescriptions and adhere to a certain diet. Often, medical methods are required that will become preventive and prevent the re-development of pathology.
Now you know why the child may experience nausea. Also, you learned the basic ways to combat an unpleasant manifestation. Remember that before the beginning of the adjustment, it is necessary to clarify the cause of the problem. In some cases, only an expert can do this. Consult a pediatrician and get a qualified consultation. Only after this, proceed to the prescribed treatment. Good health to your baby!