Helicobacter pylori in children
Helicobacter pylori in children: causes, symptoms and treatment
If unpleasant abdominal pain occurs in childhood, the infection with Helicobacter Pylori can often be the cause. The bacterium is often transmitted to the child unnoticed by the parents and especially by the mother and can cause severe symptoms in children, in the worst case chronic gastroenteritis. Find out how you can prevent these developments and what can help in the event of an infection to get rid of the bacteria again.
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Causes of Helicobacter Pylori infection in children
As several studies have already shown, the bacterium is most often transmitted via the mother to the child. In industrialized countries, transmission occurs mostly via oro-oral routes , i.e. from mouth to mouth. This can happen, for example, when mothers eat from the same spoon that they feed their children with, or when the pacifier that falls on the floor is quickly licked to clean it and put it back in the child's mouth.
In developing countries, Helicobacter Pylori is more commonly transmitted to children through contaminated drinking water . Transmission from child to child or between siblings is extremely rare.
Symptoms of Helicobacter pylori infection in children
However, it is at least as likely that no symptoms will appear at all despite the infection. Sometimes the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract go unnoticed for a lifetime. That is why the risk of infection from the mother is so high. Infected parents without symptoms are not aware of the contagion. In children, however, even the smallest contamination is enough to cause symptoms such as severe abdominal pain.
Treatment of Helicobacter pylori in children
How best to treat H. Pylori infection in children is controversial. Many pediatricians prescribe antibiotics and antacids that kill the bacteria after a few days. However, there are also critics who avoid antibiotics in children, since the intestinal flora is not yet fully developed at a young age and can be attacked by the antibiotic.
That's why we at Nutrimexx have developed our Pylomed mini chewable tablets. The tablets have a delicious, sweet cherry flavor and should be taken 1-2 times a day with a meal. They contain the inactive Lactobacillus reuteri strain, which binds to Helicobacter pylori in the stomach. With the excretion, the bacteria are removed from the gastrointestinal tract.
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