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My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

My two month old daughter has been throwing up thick clear mucous. It isn't everyday but has a few times. I breast feed, she also has acid reflux.

You should not: worry about it. Vomiting is a reflex especially for the little ones to get rid of mucus irritating the throat. Vomiting after coughing spells is ok . If concerned, get her checked out by her Pediatrician. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Constant acid reflux - is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also ?

Constant acid reflux - is this a concern this is happening everyday even when I stick to alkaline foods. Am taking Omeprazole also ?

You need more tests: to see if you have a stomach problem called H pylori. You need to see a specialist to get tests done ...Read more

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Can you cure acid reflux?

Can you cure acid reflux?

No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits , chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure acid reflux. ...Read more

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Best herb for acid reflux?

Best herb for acid reflux?

Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousands of years yet only with the advent of modern medication do we get truly 24 hour relief, so if the herbal remedies dont work, the next trip is to a doctor. Also, any weight loss or trouble swallowing you must talk with an md! ...Read more

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Could my acid reflux go away?

Could my acid reflux go away?

Yes: it is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc). it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow diet recommendations ...Read more

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How do you treat acid reflux?

How do you treat acid reflux?

One way is: to not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors in your environment. Other methods are with medications- antiacids such as tums, (calcium carbonate) H2 blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole. Lastly avoid overingestionof NSAIDS such as Ibuprofen which I see you are taking. ...Read more

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How can you control acid reflux?

Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime. If symptoms persist go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Is acid reflux a serious disease?

Yes: Acid reflux leads to as much lost work time and impaired quality of life as heart disease or major depression. It can also lead to serious complications such as strictures or pre-cancerous changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Reflux (Definition)

Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more