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I think my two month old has silent reflux, what are treatment options?

I think my two month old has silent reflux, what are treatment options?

Silent reflux: It is not unusual for infant to have reflux and it usually gets better as the baby gets older. You can elevate the head of the baby's bed which will help with gastric emptying. Burping the baby frequently and not over feeding is also important. Your pediatrician may also prescribe medication known as h2 blockers that will decrease the amount of acid in the stomach. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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What's the best medication for infant silent reflux?

What's 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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Is nexium (esomeprazole) good treatment for reflux for my 7 months old baby?

Is nexium (esomeprazole) good treatment for reflux for my 7 months old baby?

No: Never give OTC medications to an infant without consulting your primary care practitioner. Some babies spit up more frequently than others. This is not reflux. This is normal. Some babies are just urpers. So long as the baby is gaining weight normally, and has no coughing episodes, enough food is staying down. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

Depends: Depends on the cause, for example, weight loss might help if one is more than 20% over their ideal body weight. Try to find the cause and you will have an idea for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Sob. Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more

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I ve been using omeprazole for last 3 yrs & had some side effects, if I stop, silent reflux returns + sore throat n cough, any alternative treatments?

I ve been using omeprazole for last 3 yrs & had some side effects, if I stop, silent reflux returns + sore throat n cough, any alternative treatments?

Other choices: There are several other choices when it comes to treatment of acid reflux. You could try another medication like Omeprazole such as nexium, prevacid, protonix, or aciphex (rabeprazole). You could also try a different type of medication such as zantac or pepcid. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for acid reflux?

How can I get treatment for acid reflux?

Reflux: Reflux of stomach contents (acid) is usually due to incompetent valve or hiatal hernia. It is aggravated by position (lying down), spicy foods and obesity. Treatment includes mediating above factors. Then is meds like ppi which shut off acid. If meds fail, then surgery including fundoplication can help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

PPI, foods avoidance: Medication in the ppi class such as prilosec. Along with avoidance of certain foods such as caffeine, citrus fruits, chocolate, fatty foods as as as spices...It is best for you to see doctor for evaluation and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for acid reflux.

What are the best treatment options for acid reflux.

Acid reflux: Lose weight if you are overweight, avoid night snacks or late meals, eat frequent small meals don't get hungry between meals, avoid all fatty and fried food. Eat always baked and grilled food. Avoid alcohol and smoking, nsaids, Aspirin and other medications that can worsen it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

Consider...: Diet changes and weight loss. Obviously depends on age of child, however increasing epidemic of childhood obesity is a major contributor. Consider ranitidine with your pcps input after lifestyle changes have failed to resolve. ...Read more

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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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If appr acitaminophen dose is given to infant WRT age/weight then how long this treatment can safely (w/o toxic effects) cont. Is ten days too much?

If appr acitaminophen dose is given to infant WRT age/weight then how long this treatment can safely (w/o toxic effects) cont. Is ten days too much?

Shorter is better: In infants, cause of fever is generally infections, which shouldn't take more than 3-5 days to subside with the recommended treatment for the condition. Due to his age, he should be seen by his pediatrician. Important thing is to make sure he remains well hydrated. ...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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What are the symptoms for acid reflux in infants, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?

What are the symptoms for acid reflux in infants, how is it diagnosed and how is it treated?

Symptoms vary: Infants normally spit up some following ingestion of liquids. Severity of reflux is judged by volume, frequency and weight gain. Symptoms include frequent spitting up, irritability, refusal to eat, and lack of normal weight gain. If reflux or vomiting several hours after meal, means also slow gastric emptying. Antireflux meds may not help. Ugi, nm gastric emptying, ph probe tests may be used to dx. ...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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What are the symptoms of acid reflux in infants. My baby is 3 weeks and I suspect that he has it.?

What are the symptoms of acid reflux in infants. My baby is 3 weeks and I suspect that he has it.?

Reflux: Most babies spit breast milk or formula at times. Babies with symptomatic reflux will often arch their backs and cry because of pain. If the reflux is persistent it will irritate the swallowing tube and there may be a brownish material or blood contained in the vomitus. Sometimes babies with severe reflux do not grow well. If your baby has any of these problems please be seen for diagnosis/care. ...Read more

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Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Treatment for mosquito bite on infant

Nothing specific: If the infant is not uncomfortable no specific treatment is indicated. If the baby tends to get large local reactions to insect bites ice should be put on the bite asap. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth can also be given for extreme swelling or itchiness as well as a low dose cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Acid reflux what r best diagnostic tests, treatment?

Acid reflux what r best diagnostic tests, treatment?

Fix for acid reflux: Short answer: avoid spicy & greasy foods, tomato-foods, mints, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, chocolate, late night meals before bed. Long answer: distinguish acid versus non-acid causes of reflux & rule out motility problems of the esophagus & stomach. You may want 1st to try behavior & diet changes above, assess response to otc acid blockers (h2's are weaker than ppi's), & see GI doc if persistent. ...Read more

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Can a person who is receiving radiation treatment hold an infant?

See below: Unless the radiation is delivered by implanted seeds, most people receiving external beam radiation are not going to place a child at risk. Check with your doctors to see which type of radiation that you are receiving. ...Read more

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My infant has a mild case of acid reflux. Is it safe to let her sleep regularly in a rocker sleeper due to its incline?

My infant has a mild case of acid reflux. Is it safe to let her sleep regularly in a rocker sleeper due to its incline?

Yes: Elevation will help her reflux. Rocking or movement might make it worse. If you are not noticing an increase in symptoms, there is no need to make changes. Most babies have some reflux. All the best. ...Read more

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What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

What is treatment for strabismus in infant?

Diagnosis: Strabismus can be caused by refractive needs, muscle paralysis, pathology, or an intrinsic defect in the muscular coordination system of the brain between the two eyes. A diagnosis of which type must be made, and then the treatments vary: eyeglasses, patching, surgery. If it is pathologic such as a tumor or cataract, this must be addressed first. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

What is the best treatment for infant candida rash?

Micatin, (miconazole)lotrimin: Mkcatin or lotrimin (clotrimazole) will work on candida. To prevent recurrences clean area with dilute vinegar solution- teaspoon of vinegar in 8 ounces of water. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a dilated heart of an infant?

What is the treatment for a dilated heart of an infant?

Medications: Are you referring to dilated cardiomyopathy? This is generally treated with medications to improve function of the heart, and sometimes pacemakers which are implanted to regulate heart rate and rhythm while waiting for a heart transplant. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

What is the treatment for sudden infant death?

Prevention: There is no treatment for sids. By definition the patient is dead. A family can reduce a child's risk by laying them on their back to sleep, having no smokers in babies life & never sleeping with baby. ...Read more