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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Safta | 2005/12/12

Q.

REFLUX IN INFANTS

PLEASE TELL ME WHAT CAUSES THIS AND HOW CAN IT BE TREATED (THIS IS A SEVERE CASE)

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

This is very common and is due to the valve at the lower end of the oesophagus [where it enters the stomach] being immature. This results in food in the stomach passing up the oesophagus again. It can manifest as bringing up food repeatedly. It is easily treated these days with very safe medicines. The problem usually disappears by the age of 2 years.

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Posted by: Mary | 2005/12/13

me again .....

I have an interesting article on Reflux - if you want to e-mail me on research AT 702mail DOT co DOT za and I can send it to you.

Regards

Reply to Mary
Posted by: Mary | 2005/12/13

You have not indicated how old your baby is. I also suggest that you do a search here on this forum for reflux as the pead has had the question before and there is plenty of information that other users as well as the pead have posted. Might be worth your while.

Hope it gets better as my little one was breastfed and had a mild case of reflux - she was put on Motilium - although some 'defect' has to be ruled out, especially if your baby is not thriving ie gaining weight and seems listless.

Mary

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