If my kid feels sick to his stomach after eating tons of candy, what can I do to make him feel better?
The good news is, if your child's stomach hurts after eating too much candy, he'll probably have learned a valuable lesson about how much candy he can handle! (Or so we hope ...)
In the meantime, have your child drink lots of water to help keep the sugar from being quickly absorbed into the blood. He may get a headache from high blood sugar, but it will pass with time and is not life threatening.
What may be life threatening is the development of weight problems, including obesity, which can then lead to Type 2 diabetes mellitus from excessive consumption of refined sugar. So, while an occasional indulgence is OK, it's important to help your kids develop healthy eating habits and keep them active!
If your kid has a sweet tooth, try alternative food choices such as fresh fruit or one of the widely available 100-calorie snack packs of cookies.