7 Year Old With Stomach Parasite
Help for 7 Year Old With Stomach Parasite Problems:
My 7 yr old daughter is still experiencing nausea and is pale 4 weeks after getting the "stomach bug" or was it food poisoning after eating chicken at Wendy's?
All her bloodwork came back fine and her urinalysis was ok too.
We are going to ask the doctor to look at her stool sample to determine if there are any parasites, surprised they haven't done this yet.
She will only eat bland foods and it has been 4 1/2 weeks.
My sister in law saw my daughter yesterday and said it reminds her of when she had salmonella poisoning, for months she had nausea and would only eat bland foods.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
I think you've made a good guess regarding your 7 year old with stomach parasite possibilities. The fact that she continues to have nausea seems to indicate that whatever bacteria or parasite she picked, it's still lingering in her system and needs to be eliminated.
A stool sample test isn't a bad idea, but it won't necessarily provide you with a firm answer. They are very unpredictable because you never know whether that particular portion of the stool is going to contain the offending parasite, unfortunately. It can often take several stool sample tests for a positive result.
Regardless, you can help your daughter's condition improve by building up the good bacteria in her system using probiotic supplements. Florafood
are both good.
You can also help kill off possible parasites and bacteria and flush them out of the system with Herbal Fiberblend
HFB doesn't taste very nice because of the herbs, but if you mix a teaspoon in a small amount of grape juice twice per day, it should help your 7 year old with stomach parasite to get rid of it in fairly short order. I usually chase it down with some more grape juice to help get rid of the taste. :)
Other options you can try for your daughter to help her nausea is chewable papaya tablets and chewable pineapple bromelain they both taste nice). :) These are natural digestive enzymes that should help to soothe her stomach while her body is trying to get rid of the bacteria.
I hope your little girl feels well again soon. To her good health!