Pain in the stomach (abdomen) is one of the common medical conditions. Usually it doesn’t stays for long and is often due to a gut infection or a small stomach upset. However pain that is severe or doesn’t settle quickly may need attention from a doctor.
Home remedies for abdominal pain
Abdominal pain treatment depends on what causing the pain? Abdominal pain without fever, vomiting, passing out, vaginal bleeding, chest pain, or other serious symptoms often get better without any special treatment.
If a person believes the pain may represent a serious problem or if the pain persists then they should see a doctor for proper treatment of their abdominal pain.
Some abdominal pain treatment which you can try at home is;
- A heating pad or soaking in a tub of warm water may help to ease the pain.
- Acetaminophen pain reliever like Aspirin Free Anacin, Panadol, and Tylenol may help. These products should be avoided if liver disease is suspected. Patients should try to avoid aspirin or ibuprofen if stomach or intestinal ulcer disease is suspected; these drugs can make the pain more badly.
- Over-the-counter (OTC) antacids, such as Tums, Maalox, or Pepto-Bismol, also works as abdominal pain treatment as they reduce some types of abdominal pain. Activated charcoal capsules also may help.
Medical treatments of abdominal pain
When it comes to medical abdominal pain treatment, it depends on what doctor is thinking would be your abdominal pain reason. The doctor may ask you not to eat or drink anything until the cause of the pain is known. This is done to avoid worsening certain medical conditions (for example if we add food to the stomach and there is a ruptured ulcer it can make the condition worse) or to prepare the patient in case they need to have surgery.
You may be given pain medications
- For pain caused by bowel spasm, they may be given a shot in the arm, leg, or hip.
- If the patient is not throwing up, they may receive a drink that has pain medication in it.
- Although the pain may not go away completely, so the patients have the right to ask for pain medicine until they are made comfortable.
Some types of abdominal pain require surgery as abdominal pain treatment option. Patients may need a surgery if they are suffering from an infected internal organ, such as the appendix or gallbladder, ruptured or perforated organ like the bowel or stomach and bowel obstruction also sometimes requires surgery.
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