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Nausea In School-Going Children

Does your child, complain of feeling sick or feeling sensations like throwing up frequently, this feeling is known as nausea. 

Throwing up is no fun for your child, and it’s worrisome, for you too, Watching your child in distress,  the thought of something that could happen like a terrible disease or something awful happening to your child is sufficient to raise your heartbeats and anxiety.

 Nausea may or may not result in vomiting. 

Your child may call it a sick feeling in the stomach, nausea is not a disease but a complex symptom that your child can experience in a variety of conditions.

Associated Symptoms In Children

Symptoms that often accompany nausea.  Some of the common ones among children.

  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sore throat

What is the common cause of nausea in children?                     

Here are a few common causes of nausea.

  • Food poisoning
  • Viral gastroenteritis ( stomach flu)
  • Food allergy
  • Abdominal migraine:- About 10% of school-going children suffer from abdominal migraine, as it is the most underdiagnosed condition in children
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)  
  • Anxiety nausea: some times stress, anxiety, or emotional distress can cause functional diarrhea in a child
  • Constipation
  • Indigestion (overeating
  • Medications: Drug-induced nausea is one of the most common side effects of medicines.
  • Peptic ulcers: They are often caused by infection from Helicobacter pylori bacteria
  • Kidney stones
  • Gallbladder disease: This condition occurs due to blockage of the bile duct, because of gall stones
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

When To Seek Help of  Doctor?

Seek immediate medical attention if your child experiencing red flag symptoms with nausea

  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Severe headache or stiff neck with fever
  • Confusion
  • Reduced alertness
  • Faster pulse or breathing
  • Jaundice
  • Low urine output
  • Blood in urine or stools or vomitus
  • If the child looks dehydrated.

Diagnosing The Cause Of Nausea In Children

There is no special investigation to diagnose nausea, but investigations are done for underlying disaeas conditions which can be causing nausea.

  • A detailed medical history of the child along with abdominal examinations.
  • Blood examination, stool, and urine test to diagnose any infection.
  • Ultrasound of abdomen
  • Colonoscopy is required if suspecting small or large intestine pathology 
  • CT scan and MRI 

Treatment of nausea 

  • The treatment of nausea depends on identifying the underlying cause.
  • For which the doctor needs a detailed medical history of the child.
  • Detailed physical examination, and abdominal examination, to assess the severity of symptoms.  
  • The milder symptoms do not require much intervention, many a time, it settles by themself.
  • But identifying the red flag symptoms on time saves a child from life-threatening conditions.
  • Conventional medicines used for treatment include Antimicrobials for the treatment of infectious diseases, Anti-inflammatory medicines, Antacids, H2 blockers, or proton-pump inhibitors for acid reflux, Antiemetic medications, prokinetics
  • Dietary changes in the case of IBS or food intolerance

 Homeopathic protocol in the treatment of nausea in children. 

  •  In Homeopathic management,  a detailed history of the child is taken into consideration, which includes the child’s overall development, present history complete psychological assessment which gives us the chance to take different, and hopefully better perspectives on children.
  • We can see that  “symptoms” are just the manifestation of a failure to cope with whatever has challenged or injured a child, and we can also come to under­stand  why a particular child develops a specific pattern of illness.
  • In children, it needs to understand their fear, anxiety, and unresolved conflicts, to rule out mild to serious medical and surgical complications.
  • Homeopathic management also helps in balancing the metabolism and correcting digestive errors—a combination of well-taken homeopathic case history with diet and lifestyle. 
  • Also,  it helps by improving the child’s immune system and can control the inflammatory changes that are initiated because of food intolerance, and chemical and medicine exposure.
  • Homeopathy helps to cure the child in the most gentle and helps in achieving a permanent cure.

How to prevent nausea in children?

  • Eating slowly, and proper chewing food
  • Avoiding hard-to-digest foods, like fried food, processed foods, artificial sweeteners, high carb dense foods
  • Eating small meals throughout the day instead of 2-3 large meals
  • If the child is experiencing nausea in the morning, give some crackers in the morning or high protein snack at the night.
  • Offer plenty of water

How to relieve nausea in a child?

  • Eat light, bland foods (such as saltine crackers or plain bread).
  • Avoid fried, greasy, or sweet foods.
  • Do not mix hot and cold foods.
  • Avoid activity after eating.
  • Avoid brushing your teeth after eating.
  • Can give ginger juice and honey to the child when nauseous,
  • Try fennel seed water with honey to reduce nausea.

Treatment for ovarian cyst without surgery

Ovarian cyst occurs in young female to older postmenopausal women. In the majority of cases in the young female, it doesn’t show any symptoms and you may be diagnosed by your doctor on routine examination or accidentally on sonography,  for a few of you may experience symptoms like 

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Pain in the pelvis
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Pain in the high
  • Unusual bleeding

What is an ovarian cyst?

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac that forms on or inside an ovary. The ovaries are a pair of small, oval-shaped organs in the lower part of a woman’s belly (abdomen). About once a month, one of the ovaries releases an egg. The ovaries also make the hormones estrogen and progesterone. These play roles in pregnancy, the menstrual cycle, and breast growth.

How is an ovarian cyst formed?

Each month, ovaries release an egg, which travels down the fallopian tubes where it can be fertilized by sperm.

Each egg forms inside the ovary in a structure known as a follicle. The follicle contains fluid that protects the egg as it grows, and it bursts when the egg is released.

But sometimes a follicle does not release an egg or does not discharge its fluid and shrinks after the egg is released. If this happens, the follicle can swell and become a cyst.

Types of ovarian cyst

Functional cyst:-  a normal cyst that occurs in a normal menstrual cycle 

  • Follicular cyst:- This cyst happens when an egg isn’t released. It keeps growing inside the ovary
  • Corpus luteum cyst:- This type of cyst occurs when the sac around the egg doesn’t dissolve after the egg is released.

Pathological cyst:-

  • Endometrial cyst:-This cyst is filled with old blood and tissue that resembles the lining of the uterus. They are often called chocolate cysts because of the dark color of the fluid within them. They can happen in women with endometriosis. 
  • Multiple cysts – Pcos
  • Dermoid cyst:- This cyst develops from ovarian cells and eggs. They may have hair, skin, teeth, bone, or fat in them. These cysts are common in women of childbearing age.
  • Ovarian cancer cystadenoma:- this cyst is commonly noted in post-menopausal women.

How ovarian cyst is diagnosed?

  • Physical examination by a doctor 
  • Ultrasonography of abdomen
  • CT scan
  • Blood check:-These check for hormone problems and cancer. They also check if the cyst is bleeding.

How ovarian cyst is treated?

Treatment is mainly dependent on 

  • Patient age
  • Fertility status
  • Symptoms
  • Site and involvement of cyst
  • General health

Most women with a functional cyst may not require any treatment but will require follow-up monthly to access the growth and symptoms, mostly it resolves on its own in a few months.

In the case of a pathological cyst, we need to access the cause of the pathology, And treatment is planned accordingly, according to our experience majority of cases have hormonal imbalance as the root cause of the cyst especially the estrogen and progesterone, Homeopathic medicine is known to address the root cause of the hormonal imbalance. In the majority of cases, even surgery can be avoided.

If homeopathic consultation is chosen appropriately a due risk of hysterectomy, HRT, and infertility complications can be avoided. The discomfort of pain, irregular, heavy, scanty, or intermittent menstrual cycle are treated considering the holistic health

We have developed female reproductive protocols for many health conditions related to gynecological disorders.

Conventional medicine aims at surgically removing the cyst. we don’t believe this is the right approach. In our treatment protocol, we understand the patient’s past medical history of menstrual irregularities, hormonal replacement therapy, and any comorbidity condition like hypothyroid, obesity, etc are taken into consideration when deciding the treatment strategy.

 Duration of treatment

It takes almost a period of between eight to ten months as we are using oral medication which is designed to provide permanent correction in the system.

Unlike in conventional medicine where the physical cyst is treated surgically.

Every month due follow-up is ascertained in terms of the pain, changes in cycle, lab test, and repeating sonography at regular intervals to compare the size of the cyst.

Our treatment goal is to restore your hormonal imbalance, which we believe has been a causative factor in the formation of ovarian cysts. In doing so we help you in your pain and irregular cycle. All of this is done without any hormonal replacement therapy.