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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   Good morning
User :   It seems my daughter is having reflux
Doctor :   ok..
User :   Can you suggest me to take her to child specialist or to those
User :   doctors who specialise on stomach/digestion ...?
Doctor :   How old is your Daughter..and since when has she been having this condition
User :   I am confused and afraid
User :   She is 31/2 years old
Doctor :   ok..
User :   for the past couple of years
User :   May I know, whom should I contact
User :   child specialists
User :   or the one specialize on stomach/digestion
User :   She has been taking medicine for the past few weeks
User :   seems very little improvement
User :   since being a sensitive child
Doctor :   what medicines has she been Taking..
User :   I am afraid of taking medicine for long time
User :   Junior Lanzol
Doctor :   Reflux If you can Elaborate..
User :   Unconciously
User :   she has been ejecting food
User :   she is afraid of taking food/milk
User :   the moment she east
Doctor :   does it happen Every time..Or Only occasionally..
User :   sorry
User :   the moment she eats
User :   within few minutes
User :   ejecting it
User :   it happening 95%
User :   She is a very active child
User :   and intelligent
Doctor :   Has she been having it since her birth or is it recently only..
User :   very recently developed this problem
User :   may be within a year
User :   we thought she is avoiding
Doctor :   did she have any ENT infections..or
User :   Once we consult a child specialist
Doctor :   REpeated Cold..
User :   He has taken lots of tests, scanning etc.,
User :   then concluded she is having reflux
User :   She is sometime having repeated cold
Doctor :   What have been the tests that were performed..
Doctor :   Esophageal pH monitoring. Upper endoscopy. These are the Two Tests that are Basically needed..
User :   I am sorry, I am not sure about it
Doctor :   ok.
User :   even they have taken
User :   blood clotting time
User :   blood tests
Doctor :   Just make a note of it and Have a discussion With Your doctor
Doctor :   What were those Results if you can mention..
User :   Whether a child specialist can do all these? or only a specialist doctor can do all these??
Doctor :   lifestyle modifications will be the Key Give Her Small Feeds at every 1-2 hours interval..
User :   She is going to school!
Doctor :   that will be like dividing the Normal Daily food intake into multiple
User :   I understand
Doctor :   Have your child eat more frequent smaller meals.
Doctor :   avoid eating 2 to 3 hours before bed.
Doctor :   Raise the head of your childâ??s bed 6 to 8 inches by putting blocks of wood under the bedposts. Just using extra pillows will not help.
User :   Ok
Doctor :   avoid carbonated drinks, chocolate, caffeine, and foods that are high in fat or contain a lot of acid
Doctor :   citrus fruits) or spices.
User :   We have child specialists and doctors who specialise on stomach/digestion
User :   Please suggest me, whom should I consult?
Doctor :   Pediatrician Will be the First person that you would have to see..
Doctor :   He will examine the Child and If required he will suggest you to the Gastroentrologist..
User :   Hello
Doctor :   did the doctor Mention some thing like Hiatus Hernia.. Or some thing..
Doctor :   Yes You wanted to tell me some thing..
Doctor :   are you there
User :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that you would like to know
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
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Doctor :   Are you there
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