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how long does infant acid reflux last

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms: Acid reflux is actually part of every day life for all of us.Infants often peak in their symptoms around 3-5 mo and become less so as the begin to sit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
All do some: Reflux vs reflux disease: all kids/adults reflux. Burp once & u just had a dry one. Infants all do and it seems to increase a bit and peak naturally a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Spit up: Most often it's characterized by constant spit up. That is, not soon after feeding the infant will spit up. My son had this. We added some formula ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Reflux: Most babies spit breast milk or formula at times. Babies with symptomatic reflux will often arch their backs and cry because of pain. If the reflux is ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It depends: You can have a single episode of esophageal reflux or it can be a lifelong disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Minutes to years: "Los Angeles classification" is the most widely used system to describe endoscopic appearance of reflux esophagitis &grade its severity. Reflux ca ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
It depends: As to an immediate episode, it lasts until the acid is neutralized or clearer from the esophagus. Use water and an antacid. As to the condition, more ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Variable: It is highly variable how long reflux disease lasts. I have seen patients that have had symptoms for 20 years before coming to see me for a procedure ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Wheezing: sounds like chocking and wheezing as a matter of fact the acid injury can cause lung irritation and asthma
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Not all get it ,: Not all patients will get barrett's ulcer after gerd only few will get it, months or years of assault with on acid sensitive esophageal squamous , t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Long time.: The cough will last as long as the acidity is rising high enough to trigger the cough. Treat the esophageal problem and the cough will go away after ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly forever: Reflux is a natural event where stomach contents bubble up into the lover esophagus. Belching/burping are a dry form of reflux. It is when the acid ba ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends : If these are few and far between, then an over-the-counter antacid like Tums or Pepcid (famotidine) ac will work within an hour. However, if you have ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Just days: Stomach acid is very strong. It could damage your teeth (and your esophagus) in a short period of time. Please see your physician to have this control ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Varies: Chronic gerd can cause changes to the distal esophagus. These cellular changes are called barrett's esophagus. Once seen on biopsy, these changes mu ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: Barrett's esophagus develops in a small number of patients who have had chronic reflux for a number of years( probably at least 5 years or more). ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Good question: but I believe a 30 minute wait would be quite sufficient.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It=disease=always.: Until treated this will be a long term problem. U may help a single episode with a liguid antacid, but 4 the long term u need eval and med rx. A lot i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Acid reflux tends to be a chronic recurrent problem. Each persons treatment varies on the frequency and severity of their symptoms. I do warn my patie ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It is uncommon: Barrets esophagus is a rare complication of chronic GERD(Not associated with erosive esophagitis unless it is chronic and ongoing for many years.).You ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Long term PPI: Although many people have used acid reflux medications for extended periods of time, there is concern of long term consequences from blocking our body ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type of "food poisoning", the degree of infection, and any other chronic medical conditions you may have.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience General Surgery
Highly variable: No single answer for this one unfortunately. Firstly, some reflux is normal. It becomes a disease if it is damaging your organs (esophagus, vocal cord ... Read More

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