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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My son has been to the doctor and the GI specialist. We are awaiting an upper endoscopy. He seems to be vomiting up protein but can handles bland foods like pasta and bread. He is eating no dairy. He has alot of bubbly stomach acid and severe headaches mostly in the morning and night. He describes them as needles or fire in the head. The pain relievers the doctors recommend don't seem to help. Tylenol with caffeine. Help?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   Dr here
User :   Hello.
User :   He is 12 year-old and these symptoms have persisted for 3 weeks
Doctor :   ok, may i know the age of your son ?
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   have you tried with counterirritants for the headache
Doctor :   like tiger balm
User :   We have tried magnesium tablets advil and tylenol with caffeine to no avail
User :   I can try tiger balm, what will that do
Doctor :   well its a counterirritant which will dilate the blood vessels in the scalp and give relief
Doctor :   i strongly contraindicate the pain killers specially the NSAIDS
Doctor :   as he is already suffering from hyperacidity
User :   So forget the nsaids until we can get the stomach acid under control?
Doctor :   yes,
User :   Do you know of any product besides pepcid that may help for the acid? That is what he is taking
Doctor :   yes, PRILOSEC
Doctor :   its the best and i have seen good results
User :   Do you think he can take this? He is only 12. The package says 18 and up
Doctor :   Its available in dose for children and adults
User :   Ok. sounds good. One other question, how about magnesium for the headaches as a supplement? Any other homeopathic remedies you can think of?
Doctor :   i do can suggest you a home remedy
Doctor :   Mix a quarter teaspoon of clove powder in one teaspoon of cinnamon oil. Apply mixture to the location of pain.
User :   head or stomach I take it? Any others?
Doctor :   Head
User :   Okay thanks. I have the tiger balm and will get the prilosec for him. I appreciate your input.
Doctor :   almond oil massage on the forehead
Doctor :   is there abnything i can help you with ?
Doctor :   anything*
User :   Ok. Sounds good. I have been having a hard time communicating with my dr so this helps alot.
User :   just curious what is your specialty?
Doctor :   I am a GP
User :   thanks alot and have a great day.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me , kindly provide the feedback
Doctor :   bye for noe
User :   Ok Bye
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