can i give pepto bismol to my two year old? it's four in the morning and she says her tummy hurts and she just threw up the tiniest bit of curdled milk.... there is a stomach bug going around and i'm worried that she might be getting that.... but she is also teething and has a fever now so i'm really hoping that's all it is!!!! but i want to help her tummy get settled so she can go back to sleep.... HELP!!!!!
I've always heard that pepto should not be given to children, especially if they have fever. Something to do with Reye's Syndrome.
My olderst daughter was 18 before I let her even take pepto.
My youngest daughter recently had the stomach virus that was going around our area. The doctor said that it just had to run its course and not to stop the vomitting. Provide plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration and fever reducer.
Yes, your body has vomiting and diarrhea to get rid of the virus or food poisoning or whatever. Do not stop this natural process. We have always had good luck with feeding grains only with stomach viruses (rice, cereal, crackers, bread, etc.). Definitely no oil/grease, meat, dairy or fruits and vegies. My children have their first vomiting/diarrhea and as long as I feed them this diet they do not have any more vomiting or diarrhea.
I would not give any type of drug. Like the others, this is a natural process and these medications will suppress what she is feeling at the moment, but hinder the natural process of her body fighting and trying to heal from this sickness, if she has it. Just try to soothe her as best as possible and give her plenty of fluids. My daughter and I are weird, but milk helps soothe our stomachs when they are upset, or there is always chicken broth, or some type of bread or toast, banana, rice, or tea. Although, toddlers may be resistant to drink tea right now.
thanks for the replies.... i ended up not giving her any pepto because i just didn't feel right about it.... i'm going to definitely be sticking with the mild diet for her right now with the rice, breads, crackers, etc....
she actually hasn't thrown up since that tiny little bit at 4 this morning, so i really am hoping this is just a teething thing.... her temp is up to 103 now but that is her only symptom.... well, she has a fever and she is chewing on more things than usual!
she always runs a fever when she is cutting teeth, so it's hard to know if she is sick or just cutting teeth!
with those of you who've been through the stomach virus with your kids, did it start out with one tiny episode of throwing up and then come back later with a vengance, or did it start big and stay big? my husband is deployed, i'm pregnant, i have another daughter, and i am TERRIFIED of the stomach virus that is hitting all over the place (i don't deal well with throw up!).