142014Jul
Vomiting and Diarrhea

Vomiting and Diarrhea

Goal: Keep children comfortable and hydrated while going through this messy illness. Suppressing vomiting or diarrhea with medications prolongs the damage or masks more serious problems, like appendicitis. A heating pad or warm bath can help cramping and discomfort. If any of these warning signs become apparent, call our office immediately: Blood or mucus in…

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42014Jul
Constipation

Constipation

Constipation is defined as hard poop that is difficult to pass. Irregular or infrequent bowel movements are not causes for concern unless they are accompanied by belly discomfort, bedwetting, or urinary tract infections. Children may “go” every day, but if it requires straining or poop is small or unusually large (think baseball), chances are your…

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