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Acid Reflux in Children

 When we think of Acid Reflux we don’t usually think of children.Funny thing is most all kids have it when they are born. Babies  “spit up” all the time. That is a form of reflux.  Thankfully, when they are a little older that tends to go away, but not for every child.  

There are many different symptoms of GERD. Your child may only have a few of these symptoms. The most common symptoms include:

  •              pain, irritability, constant or sudden crying, “colic”
    • frequent spitting-up or vomiting
    • vomiting or spitting-up more than one hour after eating
    • not outgrowing the spitting-up stage
    • refusing food or accepting only a few bites besides being hungry
    • poor sleep habits, frequent waking
    • “wet burp” or “wet hiccup” sounds
    • bad breath

The less common symptoms of pediatric GER include:

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    • constant eating and drinking (to soothe a sore throat)
    • intolerance of certain foods
    • poor weight gain; weight loss
    • swallowing problems, gagging, choking
    • hoarse voice
    • frequent red, sore throat
    • respiratory problems; pneumonia, bronchitis, wheezing, asthma, nighttime cough, apnea, aspiration, noisy or labored breathing
    • ear infections
    • constantly running nose; sinus infections
    • tooth enamel erosion
    • excessive salvation, drooling
    • peculiar neck arching, Sandifer’s Syndrome

If you think your child may have GER, please contact your child’s doctor. It is also very important to let your doctor know if your child develops new symptoms or if the symptoms change.

There are many medications on the market to ease symptoms of GERD, however most of these are made for adults. You should always discuss any medication with your physician before administering to a child. There are also several different Natural remedies that are suitable for children. Apple cider vinegar (usually diluted some),  or eating an apple ..is one choice. Some say  a glass of milk will help to soothe the esophagus. I personally tried Natural Aloe for my son who is 20 and had good success. His daughter also has reflux issues & is now taking Aloe Cure as well. She does not care for the taste of it..(she’s 5) but when mixed with grape juice she did not even notice that.  I would recommend that for anyone with reflux issues, however..I do still suggest speaking with your physician before trying any new medications or treatments.

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More Natural Healing For Acid Reflux

Acid Reflux is also called esophagitis. The acid in the stomach may back up at the esophagus in severely and frequently is known as acid reflux. The symptoms are usually seen in heartburn and feeling of sensation to have acid reflux. People use a lot of prescribed medications for easing this problem. But herbal treatment is recommended without side effects.

Herbal Tea: This is one of the best known herbal remedies to ease acid flux ailment. It can decrease the affect of acid in the stomach. Peppermint, aniseed and lavender is used in tea to get relief. Mix three herbs to boil in two and a half cup of water and add a bit of honey to drink in the morning and at night to have relief.

Cinnamon: This is an antiseptic and a trusted antacid for acid reflux, cold and flu. Make a bread toast spread some butter and cinnamon with cardamom on it. Chew this bread completely before swallowing it to get full result.

Chicory Root Tea: This is very bitter herb for acid flux treatment, which contains endive and escarole. Make a tea of it by boiling one and half cup of this herb to drink as a tea, to mitigate and get relief from acid reflux and heartburn.

Grapefruit: The skin of organic grapefruit is better known herbal remedies for acid reflux. Even dry outer skin of grapefruit is taken to get cured from this disease. This dried skin can be chewed any time a person feels like having acid reflux inflammation or heartburn.

Pineapples: This herb is really very effective remedy for acid reflux. It is very rich in enzymes which can improve the digestion, mitigate inflammation and healing process may be speeded up. Fresh pineapples and its juice is rich in enzymes. Don’t drink bottled or canned fruit juices to avoid making condition worse.

Tips to Cure Acid Reflux Naturally

  • A glass of cold whole milk gets relief from acid reflux and heartburn.
  • A glass of water can be taken some time after the meal to ease the acid reflux and heartburn.
  • Almonds can be chewed in the morning or after the meals to have miracle treatment from this ailment.
  • Tea is prepared from chamomile or fennel can provide relief from this. The tea may be sipped and avoid to gulp it and of moderate temperature.
  • Eating an apple after meal can alleviate from this ailment.
  • Candied ginger can be used in tea to prevent this problem from recurring.
  • Two to three TSP of apple cider vinegar is effective in preventing this ailment.
  • Papaya enzymes are available in pills can reduce the chances of this problem.
  • Aloe juice is also very effective to prevent it.
  • It is better to chew sugarless gum after meals

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