Toddler with Ar?
Dear ted... thanks for taking these questions...the comfort from the knowledge you share is greatly needed. My three year old son has been diagnosed with acid reflux, though only by putting him on Prevacid and it seeming to work. I don't like him taking the prescription, especially if no one's really sure what the problem is, I am looking for a natural remedy. Here are his symptoms... Two, or so, years ago he started vomiting small amounts, more like babies spit up, though he never did much as an infant. Upon further observation, I noticed it happened after coughing (though not sick) or when pressure was applied to his stomach, such as climbing up onto my bed. At times, it seems too, he had a sensitive gag reflex. During these times, the vomiting was a much higher volume. When I took him to see his pediatrician, she suggested putting him on Prevacid, saying that it may or may not be reflux, but the drugs would let us know, and were less obtrusive than testing. The Prevacid did seem to help his symptoms, though to begin with the symptoms were not that frequent. He was on for about a year and I decided to ween him off. His symptoms stayed gone for a few months, but then he started vomiting small amounts again. Lately he has developed a nasty sounding cough that seems unconnected to anything else. Then yesterday he coughed badly, then vomited alot. I just want to know for sure what's wrong with him and I want to treat it naturally. Is there something I can do with out uncomfortable testing?