Updated 25 February 2016

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Did you know that food allergens are associated with acid indigestion in the stomach?

This has raised the concern that changes in the stomach acid content may make subjects more susceptible to allergen sensitisation.

According to, the increasing use of anti-acids in young babies with presumed gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has paralleled the rise in food allergies.

If your baby has GERD, discuss alternative medication with your doctor. 

Read more about food allergies in children.