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Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Does milk make acid reflux worse? Can a allergy to milk cause reflux and eczema?

Milk, maybe: To check for reflux and eczema from the milk, i suggest avoiding milk for 3 days; on the 4th day give the baby milk and see if the reflux or eczema worsens. If it does repeat the avoidance and challenge to confirm. If either condition worsens, i suggest avoiding for a month and rechecking. Most such issues resolve with a little time and patience. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Can buttermilk help relieve acid reflux?

Can buttermilk help relieve  acid reflux?

Have you tried using: Milk and milk products have a soothing effect and provide temporary relief from acid reflux. These are old fashioned recipes from the past when good antacid medicines were not available. Now that there are many good antacids that can stop acid production you can find much better relief with medicines like Zantac, (ranitidine) Pepcid and Omeprazole (Nexium). You should try one of these for 4 wks to see benefit ...Read more

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Will probiotics help acid reflux and allergies?

Will probiotics help acid reflux and allergies?

Maybe: Everybody is different, so they might provide some relief but currently there is no concrete evidence or scientific data to support the benefit of probiotics in either condition. ...Read more

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Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

Does drinking apple juice help acid reflux?

No: Many acidy foods/juices/cola beverages can cause worsening of reflux symptoms.Apple juice does not make these symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Can milk cause acid reflux?

Can milk cause acid reflux?

Sure, anything can: Gerd is common--present in about 70 million americans. As such, there are easy solutions if you have just symptoms. If however you have inflammation due to gerd, this can be progressive & needs to be controlled. Start with behavior & diet changes (see prior healthtap answers), add acid-blocker medications (either h2-blockers or ppi's). Get evaluated, especially if atypical, chronic &/or worsening. ...Read more

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Can i drink pineapple juice to help acid reflux?

Can i drink pineapple juice to help acid reflux?

Avoid acidic foods: Pineapple juice would likely make acid reflux worse, along with caffeine, peppermint, chocolate, spicy foods, and acidic food such as tomatoes and citrus fruits. Be sure not to eat within 2 hours of lying down to sleep, elevate the head of your bed or use extra pillows. If these things don't work you could try over the counter antacid medications such as ranitidine. ...Read more

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Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Why does the eno alleviate acid indigestion and heartburn?

Eno: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralizes excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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Does marijuana help or not help with GERD or acid reflux. ?

Does marijuana help or not help with GERD or acid reflux. 
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Has: nothing to do with it. You might as well think about tea or salad or whatever. GERD can be fixed with over the counter medication but better to check with your doc to make sure nothing else is going on. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does honey treat acid reflux?

Unknown: Some individuals will get symptomatic relief of their acid reflux with certain foods. However, this can be tricky as the information on this is suspect. I tell my patients if certain foods or food avoidances are helpful symptomatically, then i would listen to your body. Some people however need further evaluation as acid reflux can cause serious complications. ...Read more

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Why does eno alleviate acid indigestion and heart burn?

Eno: Eno is a fruit salt antacid used to decrease bloating. Eno releases trapped gas which can then be discharged by belching. Eno neutralises excess stomach acid. ...Read more

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What helps acid reflux?

What helps acid reflux?

GERD: There are many non-medical measures you can take to help reflux, such as avoiding particular foods, avoiding caffeine and alcohol, tilting your bed, and avoiding over eating before bedtime, but many people require long-term medication in addition to those measures. If you're developing new reflux symptoms at age 50, you should see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

Does fermented food leads to acid reflux and sore throat?

No: Acid reflux is physiologic. In other words, it's normal. However, it becomes pathologic when it bothers you. Fermented food doesn't cause acid reflux any more than non-fermented food. However, "bad" acid reflux allows acid to get high enough back up esophagus to cause sore throat. Antacids (calcium carbonate), H2 blockers & proton pump inhibitors help. Stay upright after small meals. ...Read more

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Ppi's may reduce stomach acid, but does that prevent actual refux in gerd?

Ppi's may reduce stomach acid, but does that prevent actual refux in gerd?

No: It reduces acid which causes the irritation going up the the esophagus in gerd. You still have to have the head of the bed up on sleeping and avoid laying down with full stomach. ...Read more

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Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

Does 40mg vs 20mg omeprazole reduce more stomach acid or last longer? Does reducing too much stomach acid interfere with food digestion?

No: The most important aspect is reducing gerd symptoms to reduce the chronic esophagitis causing the barrett's changes that increase risk of esophageal cancer. Some patients need 20 mg others need 40 mg omeprazole. Every patient is different. It won't interfere with digestion. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more