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What Causes Frequent Belching In A Child?

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Posted on Wed, 16 May 2018
Question: my daughter 6 years old belching / burping frequently from morning. what could be reason and how it can be stopped.
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Answered by Dr. Arun (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Could be gastritis or indigestion

Detailed Answer:
Hi
THANKS FOR WRITING TO US.
BASED ON YOUR DESCRIPTION I WOULD LIKE TO SUUGEST TWO POSSIBILITIES:
1. Indigestion - This can happen if she had eaten oily food or hotel or bakery foods the previous day. This is temporary and will settle with soft bland foods. Avoid spicy oily stuff. Make her drink lot of water to keep her hydrated.
Let her eat in small quantities.
2. Gastritis due to water or food. I usually prescribe sucralfate syrup 5ml twice daily to decrease belching for such patients in my clinic.

If she develops vomiting, fever, loose stools severe stomach pain, then it could be infective causes for which you need to consult your pediatrician.
Regards
Dr Arun
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Thanks doctor
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Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are welcome
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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What Causes Frequent Belching In A Child?

Brief Answer: Could be gastritis or indigestion Detailed Answer: Hi THANKS FOR WRITING TO US. BASED ON YOUR DESCRIPTION I WOULD LIKE TO SUUGEST TWO POSSIBILITIES: 1. Indigestion - This can happen if she had eaten oily food or hotel or bakery foods the previous day. This is temporary and will settle with soft bland foods. Avoid spicy oily stuff. Make her drink lot of water to keep her hydrated. Let her eat in small quantities. 2. Gastritis due to water or food. I usually prescribe sucralfate syrup 5ml twice daily to decrease belching for such patients in my clinic. If she develops vomiting, fever, loose stools severe stomach pain, then it could be infective causes for which you need to consult your pediatrician. Regards Dr Arun