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3.5 month old baby has acid reflex. Also vomits a lot? Any remedy

3.5 month old baby has acid reflex. Also vomits a lot? Any remedy

See below: All babies have some reflux! start by using simple techniques to reduce the reflux including, frequent burping and slowing down feeds over longer time periods (especially if the child is an aggressive eater), sitting up partially (45 degrees or more). Try these and if not improved at all, see you doc. ...Read more

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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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Symptoms of acid reflex?

Symptoms of acid reflex?

Several: Symptoms include belching, heartburn, cough, abdominal pain, hoarseness. It is rare to have all these symptoms. Alarm symptoms include weight loss and food getting caught. If you have these, you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes acid reflex?

What causes acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Acid reflux or gerd technically is caused by poor tone of the sphincter that opens and closes between the esophogus (tube from mouth to stomach) and the stomach. This allows food to come back up with the stomach acid. It may also be caused from a lack of stomach acid that allows food to sit in the stomach too long and then can reflux back up. The stomach acid helps break down the food. ...Read more

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What to do for acid reflex disease?

What to do for acid reflex disease?

Acid Reflux (GERD): To have occasional acid reflux is ok and modifying your diet and raising the head of your bed up on blocks six-eight inches is a good way to start. You can use otc meds such as Tums or mylanta however you may suffer from rebound reflux. You can also use h2 blockers such as Zantac ancd Pepcid that are now otc as well and finally proton pump inhibitors such as Prilosec and nexium (esomeprazole). See a GI doc! ...Read more

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How can I treat acid reflex disease?

Do this: If overweight, get to your normal weight, eat small frequent meals, avoid eating within three hours of bedtime. Stay away from caffeine products such as soda, coffee or tea unless you choose decaff. Avoid alcohol as well as fried and fatty foods- they irritate the lining of the stomach and cause more acid secretion. ...Read more

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What can you do if you have acid reflex?

Acid reflux: Dr simmons gave great information . There is one other thing to do. Get evaluated for sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can cause acid reflux. Do you snore? Are you tired much of the time? Are you overweight? Do you have high blood pressure? These are other symptoms of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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What foods are recommended for acid reflex?

Acid reflux diet: The general dietary rule of thumb for acid reflux sufferers is to avoid foods that are spicy, acidic, caffeinated or greasy. Examples of include some meats, oranges, chocolate, liquor, coffee (this is not a full list). Foods that can be consumed include apples and apple juice, bananas, low fat foods, oatmeal, carrots, some meats, fish, water. (this is not an exhaustive list). ...Read more

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What to take for chronic acid reflex disease?

What to take for chronic acid reflex disease?

A proton pump inh: Like Prilosec otc, Prevacid (lansoprazole) 24 hour, or zegerid otc. These are all over the counter. Should be taken daily. See a md if no response or recurrent symptoms off med. ...Read more

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Help! what is acid reflex and how to cure it?

Depends on cause: Gastro-esophageal reflux disease (gerd) can be due to many causes and the treatment needs to be directed at the cause. Please see this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gerd/ds00967. ...Read more

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What should you do for acid reflex for a kid ?

What should you do for acid reflex for a kid
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Depends: Every time you swallow your own spit (happens silently) the stomach entrance opens.If it is squeezing food it can backwash producing injury/pain.Consuming caffeine (chocolate, tea,sodas,etc.)increases the opening time.If you lay down after meals reflux pressure increases. Avoiding this and trigger foods helps.Depending on age and severity, there are OTC or prescription meds that can help. ...Read more

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