Five Signs of Childhood Acid Reflux That You May Overlook

by Bryan Vartabedian, M.D. Health Professional

The younger your child, the harder it may be to recognize the signs of acid reflux. Here are five common signs that can be an indication of acid reflux:

If cough is a rousing bellow to blow stuff from the entry of the lungs, throat clearing is something of a nudge for stuff that's getting close. Chronic throat clearing in the absence of other problems like post-nasal drip is a glaring reflux sign. This symptom of reflux is perhaps the most overlooked and one of the least likely to be considered significant by moms and dads.

So keep your eyes, ears and minds open to the possibility of reflux in your child.

For a full guide on coping with infant acid reflux, see here.

For a mother's account of infant acid reflux, read Jan's blog and Tracy's blog.

Bryan Vartabedian, M.D.
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Bryan Vartabedian, M.D.

Bryan Vartabedian, M.D., wrote about acid reflux for HealthCentral. He is a pediatric gastroenterologist and assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is the author of Colic Solved.