If your child has a stomach ache, it could be the start of a stomach flu, constipation, nerves, or food poisoning. Learn what causes stomach aches, what natural remedies can ease the pain and discomfort, how to stop vomiting, diarrhea, and more.
In any given month, 10 to 15 percent of kids ages 5 and up have abdominal pain. Although you can usually tell if your child's caught a stomach bug -- she'll have vomiting or diarrhea that lasts 24 to 48 hours -- you should know these other common causes of tummy trouble, and how you can help her feel better.
Is your child sick enough for a late-night call to the pediatrician? If you're really worried about your child, it's always better to call -- pediatricians expect to be awakened in the middle of the night. In fact, doctors say that many parents don't recognize some of the most serious medical situations. Here are the top 10 symptoms pediatricians want you to call about right away.