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Child with persisting stomach ache after taking Zantac. Negative strep, h pylori, thyroid test. What can be done?

Hi I have a seven year old who has been complaining of stomach aches but her upper stomach, whent to doctor she did strep test and h pilory also thyroid test all came back negative. When to childrens hospital and they said it s gerd or gastritis so they put her on Zantac . She has been on it for 2 weeks and still the same problem. What should I do?
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Thank you for asking HCM
I have gone through your query.Your problem is most likely gastritis. Zantac won't be effective for all. You might need a proton pump inhibitor therapy like junior lansoperazole i usually prescribe for such condition for 1 to 2 weeks.If peptic ulcer symptoms like night pain or early morning pain is present then i give sucralfate syrup also.If no improvement then a fibrogastroduodenoscopy will be needed to rule out any peptic ulcers.Hope this may help you.
Let me know if you have any further query.
Answered: Mon, 16 Jun 2014
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