Childhood Diseases

Posted by: TKN | 2009-08-14


Reflux or not?

Morning Dr.
My daughter is currently 28 months old and was on Losec MUPS from 3-12 months of age. She is currently on Singulair Chewables and 5ml Zyrtec daily for wheezing and runny nose etc.
My ENT has prescribed Lanzaporale 15mg for my daughter as he says the reason for her wheezing, recurrent PND, restless and constant runny nose and sometimes refusal to eat meat is due to reflux and must i must restart Losec or Lanzaporale. He says she can continue these meds for as long as necessary.

I would like to know are these meds safe to use over long periods and in your opinion should i restart the reflux meds?
Could it do harm to her if i restart and its not reflux?

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is well beyond the usual age when reflux is likely to be a problem in children.Your child seems to be allergic to me and I suspect that she has asthma and allergic rhinitis [nasal allergy].I do not agree with the ENT that she should be on Lanzaprole as there is no need for this medicine. Your daughter should be seen,properly diagnosed and treated by a paediatric allergist. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.Please let me know about your daughter's progress.

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Posted by: TKN | 2009-08-14

Sorry i forgot to mention she does not vomit at all and is 13.5kg and not gaining weight poorly.
She never complains of pain when lying down or after eating.

Thanks dr for all your advice you are really fantastic for us unsure moms

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