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The apple of your eyes, while being in a growing age, can face many problems. One of such problems is gastritis. It is the inflammation or irritation of the lining of the stomach. Gastritis in children can occur all of a sudden or develop gradually.

Causes and Symptoms of Gastritis in children?

In kids, the following can be the reasons:

  • Infection, virus or bacteria
  • Swallowing of a toxic object
  • A stomach injury
  • Medicines

When gastritis occurs in toddlers the following symptoms are visible

  • A burning sensation in the stomach with pain
  • Stomach tightness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Bad breath
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite
  • Bad breath

Diagnosing gastritis

There can be various ways to diagnose gastritis in children. The doctor also asks about the child’s condition to identify the signs and symptoms in addition to the following:

A blood test: Blood tests help to identify infection or dehydration in children

Stool sample: the doctor may suggest testing the stool for blood or other germs that may be causing gastritis.

Breath test: the doctors also test the breath to know if H pylori infection is present.

Endoscopy: A tube with a light and camera is inserted in the stomach to check for irritation or bleeding. A sample is also taken at times to test.

Treatment of gastritis in kids

The treatment depends on the condition of your child. There can be times when the symptoms can go away without any treatment. However, if the conditions persist, the doctor can give medicines to treat the infection. If the child swallows toxic items like button battery, it needs to be treated urgently.

If your child is having any of the above-mentioned symptoms, do not wait till the condition gets worse. Call the doctor at Gastroenterology Diagnostic Center immediately and get the proper treatment so that your child may be at ease quickly. You can also call us at (281) 357 1977 for more information.

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