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23 wk infant on prevacid

I have 23wk boy who has been diagnosed with acid reflux. he was on zantac but it was not helping..switched to prevacid...which was not helping either

he was crying nonstop and seemed to apply a lot of force (squeezing) when was holding domething..did not sleep thru day and night was up every 30-45 min,..was spitting like 5-6 times.. not drinking formula..forcing out with lips..sweaty head..cold hands and feet.
yesterday got 30c chamomile..not sure about the dosage..pl advise
  best option on 2009-10-09
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
You may add some 4 drops of Chamomilla to some 200 ml water and give one tsf as one dose. You may give him four doses at a gap of 3 hours for 2 days and see.

If you have chamomilla in pellet form, You should crush 2 pills of the remedy in a spoon, add some water and give to your child. This will constitute one dose. You should give 4 such doses daily at a gap of 3 hours.

You may also try Natrum Phos 6x and Natrum Sulph 6x after 2 days. You should crush a tablet of the remedy in a spoon, add some water and give to your child. It may be given in the following sequence.
1 tablet of Natrum Phos 6x
after 3 hours 1 tablet of Natrum Sulph 6x
after 3 hours 1 tablet of Natrum Phos 6x
after 3 hours 1 tablet of Natrum Sulph 6x

You may also try Calcarea Carb 30c or 200c in the same manner as chamomilla after 4 days if chamomilla and tissue salts (natrum sulph and natrum phos) fail to give relief.
kadwa last decade
Thanks!..Before I read your post, I gave him 2 dosage of 3pellets.

I think he is feeling better..he almost slept thru the night..woke up like twice(no crying) but then went back to sleep after the feed.

so should I stick to chamomile or should i give him salts too.

best option last decade
Please stick to chamomilla as the child is responding well. You may taper down the doses with his improvement like 4 doses per day initially, after some improvement 3 doses per day then 2 doses per day then 1 and then stop.
kadwa last decade
Thanks..will do as advised
best option last decade
yesterday , I gave my son 2 dosage of 2pills but I did not give him prevacid.
He spit up once yesterday and twice today in the morning until I gave him prevacid. He did not even take formula, he was like choking on the formula.

Did not sleep good during the day and was very uneasy and took almost 2 hrs of patting and music and shaking before he went to sleep.

I was curious , should i continue with prevacid and 4 dose of chamomille
best option last decade
You may see whether giving tissue salts instead of prevacid helps. You may give chamomilla thrice a day and tissue salts. If he responds well you may taper down chamomilla.
kadwa last decade
I will try to get the salts this weekend..not sure of their availability. An aquaintence suggested alternating nuxvomica and ipequanha (readily available)...not sure if i should give these
best option last decade
another quickquestion, can i give medication along with formula
best option last decade
Please don't alternate nux and ipecac. You may give him ipecac 30c thrice a day for 2 days and if there is no effect you may move to nux. Another remedy that may be of help to you is aethusa 30c.

i think that the formula you are talking about is a diet formula and it does'nt contain homeo remedies so that can be given.
kadwa last decade
Are Ipecac and nux for spit up or r these for acid reflux.

Formula..meant infant milk
best option last decade
Ipecac and Nux are very wide acting remedies and they act for many symptoms.
kadwa last decade
Hello! kadwa

I just dont know what to do..My baby is k 1 day and it seems medicines are helping and then he is sick for 3-4 days. From 2days he keeps crying thru the day.he keeps pushing the bottle nipple out with his tongue and if I force then he will chew on it. It appears he will just tear it apart(like sharks do). He only took 10 ounce yesterday and today 4 ounces. He didnt even sleep thru the night, was up and crying evry 15-30 min.
he spit up like 3 times today.
I am running out of options and patience..Please help . I am scared that if this goes on.he might not get nutrition to develop and grow
best option last decade
Kids are like this only. Please don't panic.
If he is very irritable give him chamomilla
If he suffers from acid reflux, give him tissue salts (if chamomilla fails to give relief)
Tissue salts may be given daily like prevacid but homeo remedies like chamomilla, ipecac and nux should be stopped after giving for 2-3 days.
kadwa last decade

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