Abdominal pain in children
There are many causes of abdominal pain, such as ascariasis, indigestion and surgical abdomen.
However, some parents use rubbing method when they hear that their children are holding their stomachs.
Colic caused by acute pain caused by venous blood flow perfusion will have a certain effect, especially the stomach pain caused by cold and excessive food is effective, which can relieve pain and relieve pain.
However, some pain can not be rubbed. If you do not press the rubbing at will, it will not alleviate the pain, but will aggravate the disease and even cause danger.
Enterocystis tsutsugamushi is a common cause of abdominal pain in children. When a certain stimulating factor stimulates the worm, it causes the worm to creep up and down, which can cause spasm and pain.
At this time, rubbing the abdomen may stimulate the ascariasis activity to be more serious. Drilling around and even causing biliary ascariasis; Ascaris may also penetrate the delicate intestinal wall of young children and cause diffuse peritonitis.
Acute appendicitis Appendicitis is a typical symptom in the early stage, and there may be slight pain around the navel, sometimes vomiting, diarrhea, and the pain is not obvious.
Children’s immune function is poor, and perforation easily occurs when they have appendicitis.
If the parents rub the child’s belly at this time, it may promote the ulceration and perforation of the proliferative suppuration site and form diffuse peritonitis.
Intussusception is more common in young children, especially obese children. Because the intestinal blood supply to the intussusception is blocked, causing pain, intestinal necrosis may occur over time.
If you press and rub blindly, it may cause the insertion site to deepen and make the condition worse.
Therefore, it is believed that the etiology of abdominal pain in children is more complicated. Parents must not speculate on the extent of the pain, let alone rubbing, so as not to help the “busy”.
So, what should I do when my child suddenly has stomach pain?
First of all, parents who are too anxious should carefully observe the child for fever, pain, duration, and nausea and vomiting.
In general, intra-abdominal organic diseases (such as acute abdomen) have a relatively early degree of abdominal pain, lasting onset, and tend to gradually worsen, and often cannot be relieved automatically, and some may be accompanied by high fever and nausea and vomiting.
In fact, parents can let the child lie down and press their abdomen while observing their facial expressions.
If there is a painful expression on the child’s face after a little pressure, or the abdominal muscles are more tense, it is not easy to step on, especially when intestinal types and masses appear in the child’s abdomen, it means that they may have acute abdomen and should be hospitalized immediately.
If parents think that the child’s abdominal pain is not serious, they can pay attention to observe the complications, and should not massage or hot compress.
If it is a functional abdominal pain, it will be relieved automatically; if it is caused by an organic disease, the abdominal pain will generally gradually increase and it will be a persistent severe pain.
If it is highly suspected of acute abdomen, it should be sent to the hospital for examination and treatment in a timely manner.