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Management of Infants with GER or GERD
Investigations and treatment of GERDDiagnostic tests include 24-hour pH impedance monitoring and upper gastrointestinal contrast study. These tests may be recommended after consultation with the gastroenterologist.Anti-reflux medications may be prescribed for infants with persistent reflux symptoms. These medications help to reduce gastric acid production (e.g. omeprazole) and increase gut movement (e.g. Domperidone). These medications are administered 30-60mins before milk feeds for optimal effect.In severe and complicated cases of GERD, surgical procedures may be required.
Follow-up AppointmentA follow-up appointment may be warranted to review your child’s reflux symptoms, growth, and development. Please keep to the follow up appointment as advised by your friendly doctors.