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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   my daughter is 2 and half and she has frequent sore throat 2-3 month for past 4 months and low grade fever of 100-100.5 constantly. I was told this is because of her acid reflux.. can this be possible?
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
can i ask u few questions
User :   yes
Doctor :   * Heartburn (a burning feeling rising from the stomach or lower chest up towards the neck).
* Regurgitation (bringing food back up into the mouth).
* Chest pain.
* Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia).
* Hoarseness, dental erosion and asthma (because acidic juices can make their way into the throat, mouth and air passages of the lungs).
Doctor :   these are the most common symptoms of acid reflux
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
there will not be fever
Doctor :  
i thinkn it is because of some viral infection
User :   that's a long time for a viral infection to last.. wow.
Doctor :  
it is repeated infection
Doctor :  
it is very common in kids
Doctor :  
as they have very low resistance to infection
User :   what should I do? should I not worry about it?
Doctor :  
u dont have to worry about it

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