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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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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Whats the best medication for infant silent reflux?

Whats 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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I have silent reflux and have to take meds and i watch what i eat but, i don't want to just manage it. What are my options for a cure w/o meds?

I have silent reflux and have to take meds and i watch what i eat but, i don't want to just manage it.  What are my options for a cure w/o meds?

Nissen.: Reflux is usually due to a structural anomaly where the esophagus meets the stomach. To "cure" it, a procedure called a Nissen fundoplication can be considered. It's not fool-proof, but it could help where medications and lifestyle measures don't. ...Read more

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For a 3 month old with silent reflux, when is best time of the day to give cereal? Before each feed of around supper time?

For a 3 month old with silent reflux, when is best time of the day to give cereal? Before each feed of around supper time?

I don't recommend: I don't usually recommend cereal feedings for babies under 4-5 months, per aap guidelines. The best way to treat reflux is to keep a baby upright for 15-20 minutes after feedings, burp frequently, and avoid overfeeding. Your doctor may recommend an acid reducer if the reflux is severe. If your baby is growing well, she will probably grow out of this in time. ...Read more

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Dr suspects silent reflux.Been on many acid meds that don't help for long periods. Suggestions? It's been over a yr now. Can a retention cyst cause it

Dr suspects silent reflux.Been on many acid meds that don't help for long periods. Suggestions? It's been over a yr now. Can a retention cyst cause it

If symptom : Has been going on for that long, I would suggest to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist if you haven't seen one yet and possible will need endoscopy vs esophageal pH test. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole) how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?

My 6 month old baby has silent reflux and is on losec (omeprazole)  how soon will it take for me to stop the meds and he will grow out of it how can I tell?

Improves with age: The muscles at the end of the esophagus are weaker in babies, and they start to tone up and prevent reflux by 12-18 months of age. Each baby is different in terms of how long they may need to be on a medication. Sometimes, we keep the dosage the same throughout infancy, and as the baby grows, he weans himself off the med. Talk with your baby's doctor regarding the progress. Wish you the best! ...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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Frequent heartburn since cholescectomy 2 months ago. Gastro thinks is bile reflux but that will go when body adjusts. Is this true? Best meds to treat

Frequent heartburn since cholescectomy 2 months ago. Gastro thinks is bile reflux but that will go when body adjusts. Is this true? Best meds to treat

Heart burn: Gall bladder is a storage organ for bile . Once Gall bladder is removed, bile starts to reflux , which gives heart burn. You may take Pepcid (famotidine) or ranitidine or Omeprazole in the mean time to help with heart burn. But it is true that body will adjust in few months and your symptoms should decrease.Also take all the diet precautions for heart burn such as avoiding Spicy food, acidic foods, sodas , Jui ...Read more

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I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

I have acid reflux & mild gastritis--looking for best OTC med--am on Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) & Carafate (temp)...will be traveling & need convenience (no Carafate).

Gerd: Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) and Carafate are good combination, either you can leave of the Carafate during travel and may be okay with that, if symptoms bothers off of Carafate, try ranitidine 150 mg at night.l ...Read more