Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Penina | 2009/07/28

Q.

Stomach pains on a 4 year old

My 4year old daughter is always suffering from stomach problems. We have done allergen (Lactose intollerance), &  we also treat her with Scorpex &  Interstinal probiotics, &  it does not help. She com[laints from a painfull tummy, the stools are runny &  she sometimes vomits.



Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your daughter appears to have a genuine cause for her abdominal pain. This may be as a result of an intolerance to one or other food. I suspect that she may have a wheat and gluten intolerance which is called coeliac disease. It is important for her to be seen by a paediatric gastroenterologist as soon as possible. There are experts in all the main centres in SA.

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