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Doctor insights on: At What Age Does Reflux Peak In Babies And When Does It Resolve

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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


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Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) liquid helps: A baby with silent reflux does not have heartburn pain, nor the vomiting and spitting of reflux, but his stomach contents still comes up to the throat, sometimes causing acid irritation in the voice box or in the lungs. Diagnosis and ongoing follow-up is usually by pediatric gastroenterologists. Zantac (ranitidine) liquid oral medication is often used as a first choice, but other drugs are also available. ...Read more

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How do I know if my infant has acid reflux?

How do I know if my infant has acid reflux?

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 around 4m as they get stronger & generate more abdominal pressure with rolling & flexing. As long as they have no heartburn or other troublesome symptoms (barfing thru nose, wt loss) they grow out of it over time. Meds can help with symptoms. ...Read more

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On average, how long will acid reflux last with an infant?

On average, how long will acid reflux last with an infant?

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/stand/walk. The fact that they are not laying down begins to decrease their reflux symptom intensity . Most come off acid reducers gradually but may revisit the issue occasionally in childhood or their teens. Diet & behavior have a lot of impact. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are remedies for acid reflux in babies?

Could you tell me what are remedies for acid reflux in babies?

Thicken formula: If child is formula fed then you can try a formula designed for reflux, such as enfamil ar or similac spitup. You could also just add rice cereal to the existing formula (i usually don't recommend this under a month of age.) try keeping child upright for 30-45 minutes after eating. ...Read more

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What are the signs of discomfort in an infant with reflux? He is gaining weight appropriately.

What are the signs of discomfort in an infant with reflux? He is gaining weight appropriately.

Infants with reflux: Symptoms of reflux in infants included: Recurrent vomiting - more than just the little urps that happen with burping. They may also have wheezing, coughing, and choking. Simple interventions for reflux? - Don't overfeed, frequent burping (every 1-2 ozs), keep the baby's head elevated for a generous 30 minutes after each feed and try to keep pressure off the belly.If it continues see pediatrician ...Read more

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How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work for reflux in babies?

How long does it take for Nexium (esomeprazole) to work for reflux in babies?

It might not help: Nexium (esomeprazole) is not helping with the reflux, it helps to reduce the stomach acidity. If your baby on a liquid diet, it's physiologic for them to have a reflux . Try elevated head of the bed, thickened the food, efficient burping technique. But i would not recommend Nexium (esomeprazole) for a small baby. It mess up with the digestion and promote unhealthy bacterial overgrowth. ...Read more

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6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

6 month old grandson has infant nystmus can this be caused by ranadine he took for acid reflux?

Unlikely!: Nystagmus is unlikely to be caused by ranitidine. It could be congenital meaning present since birth or acquired later due to several causes. He needs to be seen by a pediatric optjomologist and may be a pediatric neurologist also. You have to rule out vision problem and neurological problems. ...Read more

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My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?

My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?

No pain & is happy?: If a young, refluxing baby is already on meds, getting burped, being held upright (with nothing pressing on the tummy), the question becomes: is there good growth and no pain? If the baby is happily growing despite spitting every feeding, it's ok to keep watching along with the pediatrician. Sometimes one can try switching to small, frequent bottle feedings to regulate the intake per feeding. ...Read more

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