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Does bloating affect children differently than adults?

Children can experience bloating in the same way that adults do. Usually gas is not serious, although it can be painful. But many children have food intolerances. These children are unable to digest the sugar or protein in certain foods, especially dairy products and wheat, which causes bloating. Sometimes their bloating is accompanied by pain and/or changes in bowel habits. Bloating in children is typically treated the same way as bloating in adults.

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