Stomach Pain or Abdominal Pain Relief | Treatment at Home

stomach pain

First of all, we should know where the  Stomach pain or abdominal pain occurs? The stomach pain occurs at just below the lower ribs and below the centre of the chest. The common stomach pain occurs due to indigestion of food, acidity-occurs due to oily & spicy food. Other stomach pains are due to -stomach Gas, GERD, viral gastroenteritis, Ulcers, food poisoning and sometimes due to menstrual cramps in women. If you have pain with tenderness to the touch in the lower right abdomen with fever and/or vomiting, these may be signs of appendicitis. If you are pregnant and have abdominal pain or

ectopic pregnancy
ectopic pregnancy

vaginal bleeding, this may be a sign of an ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.

STOMACH PAIN CAUSES & TREATMENT

For Heartburn(burning sensation in food pipe due to stomach acid reflux) or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD): take one tab as the empty stomach of any Antacid or Acid Reducer.

For Constipation: take a mild stool softener or laxative [Adult: two tablespoonfuls at bedtime.]

For Pain due to spasm: take Acetaminophen or any Antispasmodic (E.g.-Drotaverine tab ).

[Drotaverine 40/80mg tab (popular brand name- DROTIKIND Tab  or DROTIN DS Tab)

Doses: Adult: 40-80mg thrice in a day(Tid);

Child: 1-6yr : 20mg 3-4 times daily;  >6yr: 40mg TID. {doses as per www.mims.com}]

Avoid NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen (Naprosyn, Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan), because they are not safe.

(Also remember to keep these medicines in your First –Aid Kit for future).

 When to Call a Doctor

call the doctor
Call the Doctor

If the person:-

-Has acute stomach pain or pain that lasts several days

-Has nausea, fever, or inability to keep food down for several days

-Have bloody stools

-Has painful urination

-Has blood in the urine

-Cannot pass stools, especially if vomiting also

-Has difficulty in breathing

-Had an injury to the abdomen in the days before the pain started

-Has heartburn that isn’t relieved by over-the-counter drugs or last longer than two weeks

Conclusion: So now we know how to handle situations leading to hospitalization by remembering just a few things

First Aid Kit
First Aid Kit

: Don’t be panic

: Be in contact with the patient & keep him/her calm and comfortable

: Most Importantly- Arrange a First Aid Kit and maintain it properly

 

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