Does anyone know about reflux?

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Registered: 06-18-2008
Does anyone know about reflux?
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Wed, 07-27-2011 - 5:26pm

Ben has been complaining for a few years about 'sick coming up' into his mouth, which he has to swallow down, when he is sitting on the carpet at school.

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Registered: 08-14-2009
Thu, 07-28-2011 - 12:49am
Yes sounds like reflux to me. You should treat it because it can cause many issues over time such as ulcers, barrets esophagas, etc... according to my husband. My son had reflux since he was a couple of months old. We thought it was better and took him off the prevacid but he was refusing to eat and drooling more - he is now back on half a prevacid every day and it seems better. I would recommend seeing a GI specialist. Hope this helps.

Nichole

 


Nichole - mom to Andrew born 12/1/08 with the most gorgeous eyes.  Hypotonia, soft cleft palate and saggital craniosynostosis.  No dx, yet.  PT, OT and ST 2 x weekly.

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 2:56pm
That sounds like reflux to me also, and the long term effects that serfim listed are a concern. A specialist would be able to put you on the best course of treatement.

The following is from our Health channel on some ways you can help it:

For older children and teens, it may help to:
Avoid large meals before exercise.
Raise the head of your child’s bed 6 to 8 inches. Using extra pillows does not work.
Have your child stay upright for 2 to 3 hours after eating.
Serve 5 or 6 small meals instead of 2 or 3 big ones.
Limit foods that might make reflux worse. These include chocolate, sodas that have caffeine, spicy foods, fried foods, and high-acid foods such as oranges and tomatoes.
Keep your child away from smoky areas.


Read More http://www.ivillage.com/gastroesophageal-reflux-babies-and-children-0/4-o-91209#ixzz1TWQxEVJz

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Registered: 06-18-2008
Fri, 07-29-2011 - 5:06pm

Nichole and Melissa - thanks so much for the information, that's really helpful.

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Registered: 06-28-2007
Fri, 08-12-2011 - 2:46pm

Gillian,

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