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How do I know if my baby has gerd?

How do I know if my baby has gerd?

Excessive spitting: Typically babies who have gerd tend to be"spitty babies" who regurgitate their milk right after feedings (and sometimes even an hour or two later!) ongoing regurgitation tends to cause pain, so your baby may cry excessively. Poor weight gain or frequent back arching are also potential symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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How do I know if my baby has ibs?

How do I know if my baby has ibs?

Not a childhood dx: Ibs includes a variety of symptoms that have specific requirements for the diagnosis to be given. This is established for adults and not for infants. Colic is common in infants and should improve with changes in formula and diets over time. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has thrush?

How do I know if my baby has thrush?

See your doctor: There is usually a white exudate on the tongue, gums, palate of the mouth which is difficult to remove. However, for verification see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has colic?

How do I know if my baby has colic?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to rule out other diseases first. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=i_wmnnjkmt0 to learn more about colic. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has appendicitis?

How do I know if my baby has appendicitis?

It's rare: Appendicitis is rare in babies, but when it occurs it can cause sustained high fevers, irritability or decreased activity, and vomiting/refusal to eat. Babies with appendicitis are quite ill, and seem much sicker than babies with more ordinary problems. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has asthma?

How do I know if my child has asthma?

History: History of symptoms tends to be very important in children. Cough with exertion, laughing or crying, cough with uris, wheezing, or cough at night, all can be clues to childhood asthma. A physical exam helps and then as the child gets older, specialized lung function tests can be done to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do I know if my child has asthma?

How do I know if my child has asthma?

Symptoms, tests: Symptoms of pediatric asthma are cough, wheeze, and/or difficulty breathing/shortness of breath that is recurrent and commonly triggered by colds, exercise, cold air and at night. If over 5 yrs old a breathing test called spirometry will be done. Albuterol that treats asthma can be used and if symptoms improve, that is suggestive. Chest x-ray usually normal. Allergies commonly coincide. ...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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How do I know if my child has allergies?

How do I know if my child has allergies?

Allergies: Sneezing, itching, runny nose, watery eyes, loose stools, lethargic, confused, to name just a few symptoms. A blood test can pin point the allergens. I am not a big fan of the skin allergy test. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has the flu?

How do I know if my baby has the flu?

High fever with cold: Influenza typically presents itself as the sudden onset of a very high fever (101-104 degrees), severe cold symptoms with runny nose, cough, body aches. Some children will have decreased appetite due to sore throat. If your child is having these symptoms accompanied with difficulty breathing or your baby seems dehydrated (lethargic with decreased wet diapers), contact your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I know if my son has thrush?

White plaques: Thrush is a yeast infection of the mouth. There would be white patches on the sides of the mouth on the mucous membranes, and the roof of the mouth and on the tongue. Many people confuse the whitish coating on the tongue for thrush - it's not. But if there are brighter white patches throughout the mouth and on top, then likely thrush. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby needs to burp?

How do I know if my baby needs to burp?

Assume the need: All infants swallow air of variable amounts during feeding. An infant may slow the feed or squirm as they feel bloated, if so gently place them in a burp position & let them. Some burp easily & some never seem to burp. I only work hard on burping if they tend to wet burp a lot. If they feed well enough to grow normally, i wouldn't worry about the burpless infants. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby has congestion?

What can I do if my baby has congestion?

?age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby is hungry?

How do I know if my baby is hungry?

Hunger Cues: You'll learn your baby's various cries and cues over time. In the meantime, some hunger cues are fairly universal. While babies cry for all kinds of reasons, if it's been awhile since her last feed, and she begins fussing, puts her hand to her mouth, sucks a lot, or roots her face toward anything that it touches, she's hungry. Feeding at the onset of fussing can prevent the "frantic baby" later. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has strep throat?

How do I know if my baby has strep throat?

Fever, poor appetite: It is very unusual for an infant to get strep throat. However an older child or family member in close contact with your baby has it, it is possible. In most cases, babies with strep throat are very fussy due to the pain, may have a high fever, and decreased appetite. Every now and then babies can have vomiting and rash from strep throat. It is best to contact your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

How do I know if my chubby child has diabetes yet?

Age???: Diabetes comes in 2 basic forms. The children's form develops abruptly after a virus destroys Insulin production.They quickly loose sugar in the urine, eat & drink ravenously & loose 10lb in a week. The fluffy adults make Insulin but not enough and they gradually get into trouble over months or years.A glucose tolerance test or A1c can give you early indication on a teen, in pre teens a urine test. ...Read more

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How do I know if my baby has reyes syndrome?

How do I know if my baby has reyes syndrome?

He'd be dead or ICU: Reye's syndrome was mostly seen in the 1980's, with children having sudden liver failure. It was associated with the use of Aspirin during certain viral infections (flu and chickenpox). Most of these kids died, and all were very, very ill. If your child isn't critically, it is not reye's syndrome. For reasons we don't fully understand, reye's syndrome seems to have largely disappeared. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my baby has gas?

How can I tell if my baby has gas?

Gas: Your baby may be excessively irritable, bringing up his legs, may refuse to eat and occasionally pass gas. ...Read more

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What can I do if I think my mother has cirrhosis?

What can I do if I think my mother has cirrhosis?

See a liver doctor: Cirrhosis is severe scarring of the liver. Complications like fluid build up in your abdominal cavity (ascites), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), and liver cancer (HCC) as well as easy bruising, fatigue and jaundice on occasion (elevated bilirubin) can occur. You need to be followed by a liver doctor who can manage and control the above signs/symptoms. The best treatment is liver transplant. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my child has heartburn?

How can I tell if my child has heartburn?

Fussy with feeds: Baby may arch away from the nipple, burp a lot and become very fussy during or shortly after feeding.Unlike the baby who has mild reflux, will display marked discomfort when he/she spits up. If not attended baby may have increased risk for respiratory problems including ear infections. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more