What is the solution for growing pains in children?
Q: My son is 8 years old. For the last 5 years he often complaints of pain in the legs and starts crying in the evening. I consulted a child specialist and came to know that these are growing pains. He recommended some multivitamins syrups, vitamin C and Nimesulide Tablet. I also have a 3 years old daughter. She has also started complaining of the same problem. Please advise.
A:If the pain is only in calf muscle and happens during late evening and night then these are benign growing pains and would settle with time. There is no special remedy for this. Give him a lot of liquids. Some hot fomentation may help.