Reflux vs. spitting up/throwing up?

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Reflux vs. spitting up/throwing up?
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Sat, 06-03-2006 - 12:32am
I'd never heard of Reflux until I came to these boards; how is it different than throwing up?
zorensiggy
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Registered: 11-18-2003
Sat, 06-03-2006 - 12:54am

Reflux is worse than just spitting up, it usually has a heartburn-like pain and can tear up their esophagus w/ stomach acid over time (like all those prilosec/zantac commercials you see, but in babies)

Here's a link:
http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/surgical/gerd_reflux.html







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Registered: 08-16-2005
Sat, 06-03-2006 - 1:01am
Thanks! :) I love how I never have to do my own "dirty work" (aka researching) on this board, there's always someone to save me the time while I waste it on other things, LOL *grin*
zorensiggy
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Registered: 08-23-2005
Sat, 06-03-2006 - 1:23pm

Being treated (Zantac or other meds) can't "cure" reflux.

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