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Baby With Acid Reflux Sleeping On Stomach
See your doctor: If the baby can't breathe it shouldn't wait and they need to be assessed. It could be they have an allergy to dairy and/or soy and exposure to it in the breastmilk or formula is causing reflux and the acid is burning the throat and nose, causing extra mucous. Saline drops for babies used after each feeding can help. If turning blue or having poor weight gain see a doctor asap. ...Read more
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
2 month old with acid reflux puking and choking in sleep on apnea machine Zantac (ranitidine) rice n bottle and propped up anything else i can do? Congestion also
Acid reflux: Saline nasal drops and suction for nasal congestion. Nasal congestion may be from the cold or a symptom of acid reflux. Need to see your physician. There are other medications for reflux as well like Prevacid and bethanecol. Some children need a combination of medications to control reflux. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Medical evaluation: Acid reflux can cause ulcers to develop in the stomach. In some instances, increased acid production and/or ulcer formation can be caused by a certain type of bacteria called h. Pylori that would need antibiotics to cure. A simple test at your physician's office would be able to determine this. ...Read more
It can be: yes it can because you have acid in your stomach all the time actually food will dilute some of the acid but food will stimulate the stomach to produce more acid the bottom line is yes it can happen you can use anti acid make sure you stay on medicine all the time not only when you are having heartburn or diluted with red vinegar if not better you better see a doctor for endoscopy to make sure yo ...Read more
Docs, what's a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?
Weight Loss: Believe it or not, weight loss is very effective at decreasing GERD symptoms. Even losing just 10% of body weight can potentially eliminate symptoms. Elevating the head of your bed at night is useful as well. Herbal remedies that could be tried (not harmful) include licorice, aloe vera juice, baking soda and slippery elm. ...Read more
Vomits acid and blood spots at times, stomach twisting, lansaprozale and dexelant builds acid up, joint pain, irregular sleeping, edg caused gas, help?
Getfurther evaluated: It's normal to be concerned about your health, and to worry why you feel bad. The possibilities are numerous--ranging from acid reflux (i.e., heartburn) or a peptic ulcer to pancreatic or biliary disease ; even stress. Alarm signs include weight loss, bleeding, recurrent vomiting, significant tenderness. Whatever the cause, you're appropriately anxious about it ; should seek help from your doctor. ...Read more
GERD/Gastritis: These symptoms are common in GERD and gastritis.you may also have infection in the stomach called H .Pylori. Please get tested for that.These are treatable with meds and life style and dietary changes. Untreated gastritis can change to Ulcers. So I suggest please see your doctor . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Zantac (ranitidine) hurt my babies digestion (good flora, acidity , efficiency etc) in the in the long run? How severe should reflux s/s before using zantac (ranitidine)?
Unlikely: But you can consider a probiotic instead or teas with chamomile, fennel, ginger, and look at dietary factors (sensitivities/allergies to cow's milk for example). I rarely use zantac (ranitidine) but would only consider if poor growth or pain is an issue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acid is released in stomach soon after eating on empty stomach. Does stomach also release acid upon drinking only water on empty stomach?
Can not control it: Acid is made in the stomach all the time. So do not worry about the effects of drinking/eating food. This is a physiological function which you can not control . The only thing that can stop it are antacids which can shut off the production of acid in people who have acid related symptoms like Heart burn from Acid reflux. Tell us more about your problem...what are you trying to do to your acidity? ...Read more
Are 4 month old baby is on Nexium (esomeprazole) for reflux. He wakes up every night around 9:30 p.m. screaming. Could the nexium (esomeprazole) be causing stomach pain?
Excessive hiccup/burps that regurgitate food/acid + acid reflux for several weeks. Scared it's stomach cancer. 21 year old male, not the best diet.
If my baby seems to have the symptoms of ger- pain with spit up and/or vomit, arching back, should she take zantac (ranitidine)?
All babies reflux: To get a burp out of a baby you are getting air to reflux from the stomach. All babies also spit up. When the baby seem to have constant irritability & spitting i often try some antacid medicine to see if it helps. Zantac (ranitidine) is one of several that can be used this way. ...Read more
Yes: Yes. Eat smaller meals before bed. Eat early. Do not have late meals just before bed. Have a medium sized apple for desert with your early dinner/supper. ...Read more
Should my prescribed acid reflux pills be burning my esophagus? If so, how can that cause heartburn or reflux?
Pills shouldn't burn: Acid reflux pills should not burn when swallowed. If you have severe reflux, you can have injury and inflammation of the esophagus. This would make it very painful to swallow anything (dysphagia). Most acid reflux pills act by reducing the acid from the acid producing cells of the stomach. The pills will not cause reflux. You may have other problems (like hiatal hernia) that would need diagnosis. ...Read more
My aunt has burning in her throat despite protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg. What can she do? Can acid reflux also cause vomiting during car rides?
Acid reflux : Life style modification like Avoiding smoking, caffeine, soda, spices, chocolate are amongst few things which help reduce reflux . If symptoms persist despite OTC medications a detailed evaluation by the physician and / or gastro enterologist is needed. Spontaneous vomiting can result because of Reflux disorder however there are so many causes involved that a proper medical assessment is a must. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acid reflux was non existent, on 2 Nexium (esomeprazole) OTC a day.Sudden sore throat, gassy fm both ends, stomach loud, loose stool, sick to stomach, juicy burps.
Acid reflux: If your symptoms are worsening despite use of OTC medications, then it's time for an evaluation by a physician. ...Read more
Can soda make acid reflux worse I have pressure in the chest. Liquid comes up. I hear nothing but gas noises in my stomach on prevacid (lansoprazole)
Avoid all soda: yes avoid all caffeinated drinks. Your symptoms sound different. Would see your MD. ...Read more
Bloating, burping, breathlessness, burning throat from acid reflux, hyperventilating mostly before sleeping(laying) for 2 weeks. What to do?
Most immediately: Take a liquid antacid which will neutralize both the acid in your stomach, your esophagus, and your mouth. Then make an appt with your doc to try to find out why this is happening to you. There are numerous reasons but they cannot be addressed within a 400 space limit. ...Read more
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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