What Is The Treatment For Kids Gastritis?

Gastritis is more common in adults, but can develop in children as well. Genetics and stress are usually the causes of gastritis in children. In children, gastritis may trigger many of the same symptoms which are known to occur in adults. These include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, loss of weight and loss of appetite. The child may also suffer from growth problems. There may also be considerable abdominal pain. It may sometimes be difficult to diagnose gastritis in children because the symptoms are common to several other conditions. It is advisable to avoid treating gastritis in children with over-the-counter antacid medications. These may not always be suitable for use in children. Here are some natural remedies which may help to relieve gastritis in children;

  • Ginger is a beneficial natural ingredient which helps in treating many stomach disorders. Ginger extract is known to be effective in treating acid dyspepsia.
  • Asparagus helps in alleviating the burning sensation in the stomach which is commonly associated with gastritis. The root of asparagus helps to reduce excessive acidity in the digestive tract.
  • Rhubarb is a popular home remedy for gastritis in children as it reduces acidity and provides relief from heartburn and abdominal pain.
  • It is best to give the child simple meals consisting of bland foods so that the digestive system does not get further irritated. Also small amounts of food should be given each time.
  • Foods that contain high amounts of flavonoids such as garlic, onion, cranberries and apples are beneficial in treating gastritis. Even antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables are good additions to the child’s diet.
  • Processed and refined foods such as white rice, breads, pastas and sugar should be avoided as they can aggravate stomach problems.
  • Coconut water is known to be a beneficial remedy for gastritis. It soothes the stomach and relieves uneasiness.

answered by G M

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