Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux Relief - Ted's Q&A

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Posted by T (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) on 12/10/2007

Ted- my 1 yr old is on 2ml Zantac in Am and 1 15mg Prevacid at night. If he misses a does he suffers with throwing up in mouth all day, irritable and upset stomach with loose stool if his acid level is high. Will this work for him? Is it safe in a 1 yr old? Thank you

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
391 posts

Apple cider vinegar and baking soda is considered a food, hence, the remedy is given on basis of per weight dose. If an adult of 100 pounds, and a child is 1/4 that weight the remedy is 1/4 of everything. Therefore a 2 tablespoon becomes 2/4 = 1/2 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and the 1/2 teaspoon becomes 1/2/4 = 1/8 teaspoon. I prefer the 1/2 teaspoon basis than the 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda as a beginning value, as experience has taught me the baking soda portion needs a bit more than usual whenever acid reflux is indicated. The water is then mixed in about 1/2/2 = 1/8 glass of water. It should be noted that person on acid reflux will be very sensitive to anything acid, hence foods should generally be somehow neutralize with the acid with a pinch of baking soda (about 1/16 teaspoon) when eating so that the digestive system won't be too acid to cause further acid reflux.