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Old 09-19-2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Acid Reflux In Kids

How unusual is it for a 9 year old to have acid reflux? I had to take TC to the doctor yesterday due to the fact that he's had severe nausa for the past few days. Well, it turns out that he has strep throat & acid reflux. He dosen't act like a child with strep though....he just complains of a sore throat, but he hasen't been running a fever or anything & he's running around the house playing like normal. Oh well, that's life! The acid reflux thing has me boggled though. But I guess since he has such a love for hot sauce that I shouldn't really be surprised. The doctor put him on Zantac 75 for the next 2 weeks to see if that helps him. It's scary, my children are on more meds than hubby & I together!!

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Both my 12 year old niece and her 9 year old brother were diagnosed with something like that. My son, now two, was diagnosed with it his second month of life. A normal day was 15-25 spit ups, exceesive day was 32+. Because of his age, my husband and I chose to deal with the spit up and do without the drugs. Spit ups decreased around 1 year old and came back (which is normal). We finally tried prevacid for 6 weeks and it seemed to have done the trick -knocking on wood right now!

Did you son see a pediatric gastroenterologist for this diagnosis. My sister's pediatrician made her diagnosis, the above specialist made my son's diagnosis.

I hope the meds help!
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Michelemarie, we saw his regular pediatrician about it. He said if the Zantac did not help, that we would go from there. Thanks!
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I bet the meds will help him - I hope they do. Did he reccommend staying away from any particular foods - soda, spicy, dairy?
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He said to eat those things in moderation. We don't drink a lot of soda at home so that ones not a problem. TC loves milk & is addicted to spicy foods so those are going to be the problem areas.
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When i was little till about 22 i suffered from a LOT of stress I had a lot going on in my life as a kid. I got acid reflux and was put on medication. the specialist did a scope and said my esophagus looked like raw hamburger meat.

Anyway.. I had to avoid OJ tomatos and spicy food for a while. Buttermilk is REALLY good for you to drink.

it never goes away but i can eat spicy food only when i get stressed does it flare up They say to eat 6 lil meals rather then 3 as your tummy will be full therefore giving your stomach something to do rather then causing havoc in your throat.

but ya the meds helped i was on perscription as all the regular heart burn meds didnt work
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