If your child is unable to finish the food on the plate, it’s important not to force them to eat; This is because if a child shows unusual food performance, one of the common causes is digestive problems. But how do you tell if you should call a pediatrician?
There are a variety of strange causes of digestive problems in children, such as viral infections, food allergies, potty training stress, etc. However, if you are judged to be mild, you can treat your stomach at home without having to go through a doctor; however, if you find that your child has the following symptoms, consult your pediatrician immediately.
- Stool is soft and watery
- Blood present in stool
- Pooing for more than 5 times in 24 hours.
- Diarrhea more than 3 days.
Constipation in Kids
- Blood present in stool
- Bowels less than 3 times a week.
- Constipation is accompanied by vomiting, fever, weight loss or swelling of the abdomen.
- The vomit contains blood or bile.
- Vomiting is accompanied by diarrhea, fever, or severe abdominal discomfort.
- Infants vomiting more than 3 days.
- Pain is intense, sudden and persistent.
- Lasts for more than 14 days.
- Pain is felt only in specific areas.
- Fixed time for the occurrence.
Gastroesophageal Reverse Flow in Children
If your child stops eating certain foods, symptoms of backflow in the gastroesophagus usually appears, such as chocolate, mint, or fatty foods. Please contact your doctor if your child has the following symptoms of severe gastroesophageal reverse flow.
- Weight no longer increases.
- Respiratory problems.
- After eating something, they spit out green or yellow liquid.
- Stomach pain or chest pain.
- Long-term cough.
- Difficulty swallowing.
Less common digestive problems in children
Vomiting, stomach cramps, constipation, diarrhea may be symptoms of some of your child’s health conditions, such as:
- Food intolerances or allergies: Common conditions include lactose intolerance, gluten allergy, and histamine allergy (shellfish and cocoa).
- Crohn’s disease: Long-term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Celiac disease: Celiac disease is not food intolerance or allergies, but a hereditary autoimmune disease; gluten ingestion causes internal damage to the small intestine and Gluten-sensitive enteropathy.
- Intestinal obstruction: small or large intestine obstruction.
- Colorectal irritation (IBS): A disease of the gastrointestinal tract associated with vitamin D deficiency. It was found that 8 out of 10 patients with intestinal impatience were deficient in vitamin D.
- Pancreatitis: Inflammation of the pan
- Urinary tract infections: more common in women than in men.
- Ulcerative colitis: inflammation of the colon and rectum.
- Hepatitis: inflammation of the liver.
- Congenital diseases of the intestine or liver.