Hi Mummies n Daddies…
Becoming a parent can be equally thrilling and terrifying. One can say a combination of joy and excitement on one hand and fear and frustration on the other hand. Ensuring the health and safety of your kid is a big part of being a parent. Taking care of your baby becomes yet more important as the babies are extra sensitive and prone to catch infections easily in the 1st few years.
Every parent wishes a healthy well being for their kid. And any variation in the kid’s behavior or health worries them the most. This variation makes the parents find out the cause of their kid’s discomfort and at the same time find a way to soothe the kid. If you are here you might also be seeking an answer to “Why Your Baby’s Stomach Is Boiling?”. Keep reading the section below…
Why My Kid’s Stomach Is Hot?
Hot Stomach is a normal finding in some children and is a normal physiological variant. So if your child is comfortable and accepting feeds and at the same time, the thermometer shows the body temp less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit there is nothing to worry about. The stomach area is always warmer as compared to the other body parts because of the process of digestion going on inside. If your kid’s hand and feet are warm but rest of the body temperature is normal you must once visit HERE.
On the other hand, a hot stomach with the baby complaining about stomach pain and itchy anal is a case of worm infestations.
Intestinal worms are one of the main types of intestinal parasites. Common types of intestinal worms include Tapeworms, Roundworms, Pinworms, and Hookworms.
Worm infestations happen when the intestinal worms aggravate and affect the intestines. A patient with a mild infestation has a hot stomach with the rest of the body temperature normal, bum itching, and stomach pain.
What Causes Worm Infestation?
There are many causes of worm infestation as it can happen from a kid to an adult. But sticking to the babies the following are the most probable reasons for worm infestation in your baby.
Almost all the kids intake sugar in one or the other form like chocolates, icecreams, and sweets. Though sugar is not mainly the sole cause of worm infection in the kid’s stomach. But it aggravates the worm inside the kid’s stomach leading to stomach pain and anal itching.
Worm infestation most commonly happens due to the transfers of the worm egg into the kid’s mouth. These eggs spread by house dust, from pets, or through contact with contaminates objects such as toys, utensils and etc. On the other hand, the worm’s eggs are also found under the fingernail of an infected person. And if the infected person handles food or feeds the baby then it gets transferred to the kids.
Kids playing in the mud can be a possible cause of worm infestation in your baby. The worms that grow inside a dog’s or kitten’s stomach make their way into the soil through dog’s or kitten’s feces. This worm’s eggs are then accidentally ingested by the babies when playing in the same mud. ( if their hands are not cleaned properly).
How Do You Differ Normal Hot Stomach From A Hot Stomach Due to Worm Infestation?
How Do You Keep Your Baby Away From Worm Infestation?
Below are some ways to avoid your baby getting worm infestation.
1. Keep your as well as the child’s fingernails short to prevent the transfer of eggs to the fingernails. And at the same time avoid your child from biting his/her nails.
2. Thoroughly clean the baby’s hand before handling food and before meals.
3. Make sure every corner of your house is dust-free and mopped regularly.
4. Avoid giving raw food to the baby.
5. Make sure the drinking water is safe and clean.
6. Clean your baby’s toys once a while.
7. Encourage your child to cut their fingernails weekly.
8. Ensure that you sundry the clothes of the baby well.
Home Remedies To Do Treat It?
1. Asafoetida Or Hing
Mix a pinch of asafoetida or hing powder in a glass of water and give this to the child (once a day) suffering from worm infestation.
2. Carrom Seeds Or Ajwain Seeds
Carom seeds or ajwain are also effective in getting rid of intestinal worms.
Take 1/2 tablespoon of ajwain seeds and mix with the same amount of jaggery. Give this to the child twice a day.
Add 1 tsp of ajwain seeds in half a liter of water and boil for 4-5mins. Filter the water and give this to your child twice a day.
3. Raw Papaya
Raw papaya proves to be an effective remedy against intestinal worms.
Extract the juice of papaya by grinding it in a mixer. Add 1 tbs of this juice to a glass. To the glass add 1 tbs of honey and 4 tbs of warm water. Now mix them well.
Give this to your child in the morning on empty stomach for a week to get rid of the worms.
4. Bitter Gourd Or Karela
Grind bitter gourd to extract the juice and mix it with honey and warm water. Give this to the child twice a day.
The antibacterial and antifungal properties of garlic make it an effective remedy to get rid of intestinal worms.
Cut small pieces of garlic and add this to water. Now add to it carrom/ ajwain seeds and boil the mixer. Filter the water and give this to your child four times a day early in the morning on empty stomach.
Note- Avoid giving over counter table medicines to the child without a doctor’s prescription. Though the above remedies are tried and will surely give you the desired results still it is recommended not to wait for too long and visit a doctor.
Maintaining the personal hygiene of the child is the key to prevent worm infestation. I hope this article will be helpful to you. Please give your valuable feedback in the comment section.