Tummy pain or abdominal pain is one of the most common medical complaints encountered by parents world-wide. The causes of abdominal pain in children are many, but a parent needs to be observant to see whether the child needs prompt medical attention or is it a mild problem which can be managed at home. Below are some of the common reasons for ‘stomach pain’ in children.
Top 10 causes of abdominal pain in children
The food connection: Eating excessive quantities of junk food like chips and cake or food allergies (nut, wheat and milk allergies are common in children) are the most common reason for abdominal pain.
Infections: Viruses like rotavirus and bacterial infections like typhoid are some of the examples of infection leading to stomach ache. It may be accompanied by fever, vomiting and loose motions.