Re: Symptoms in my 4 year old
Yes, they sound like GERD/LPS symptoms.
It could be a gluten allergy...
The shortness of breath is caused by swelling of the esophogus.
A OTC anti-histamine can help relieve the swelling ( use a really small, short term dosage...like a 4 hour dose..and of course an anti-histamine for children)
The throat pain can be caused by this also, and of course the acid reflux.
The acid will creep up the throat while she is sleeping ( laying down) and irritate the lining of her throat...and so when she eats ( especially with chips, cereal...anything with sharp edges) irritates it more.
Does she have any pain? Such as a sharp pain below the ribs...chest pain..pain in the jaws? Also unexplained pain on her back or arms?
Sometimes an endoscope wil not show anything wrong...but there still maybe something wrong.
Constipation can really aggravate this problem...especially in one so young.
Get her regular through fiber supplements and make sure she drinks plenty of water.
The longer the offending food is in her body...the worse it gets.
Bean-O can help with gas.
If she eats something that aggravates her GERD/LPS and she is constipated...it will continue to produce gas until it is expelled from the body.
Read Octobers post " How I cured my GERD ..."
It could also be a stomach infection which can be treated with anti-biotics.
So ask her and get a detailed list of all her symptoms..all of them.
And report back...
I was able to cure my GERD/LPS after years of suffering by diet change.
One so young should not have to suffer so...
And yes even at that age one can get acid reflux.
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