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Possible acid reflux possible gas also in 3 year old

Hi, My son is 3 years old and he throws up every day. Can be one time or 3 times but mostly it's just once a day. It will be sudden. Most of the time he will run to the kitchen to get his water crying and then he will throw up before or after getting his water cup. I asked him where it hurts and sometimes it's his throat (which I believe is acid reflux) but other times it's his stomach which I believe he gets a lot of air in from eating and/or just playing. There were times where if I could get him to burp he would feel better.

I did some research and I read some things about nat phos 6x from other moms that have similar problems on another forum. I also read this board where a child the same age has basically a very similar problem. (http://abchomeopathy.com/forum2.php/41819/)

I want to ask is nat phos 6x a good product to try for my son? If so, what dose and how much? If it's not the right product, can you recommend something to try? Thank you for your time!
  paperstars on 2012-06-03
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
You have already visited the link you quoted where I prescribed Nat Phos 6x and Arnica 30c in the Wet dose to help the child who as I remember was younger than your son.

You can give your son 2 tablets Nat Phos 6x after each of 2 meals daily.

You can add Arnica 30c in the Wet dose taken twice daily for a week and report his response.

The Wet dose of any Homeopathic remedy is made as follows:

Order the remedy in the Liquid pack in Alcohol, also referred to as Liquid Dilution in a bottle preferably with a dropper arrangement.
Get a 500ml bottle of Spring Water from the nearest supermarket.
Pour out about 3cm of water from the bottle to leave some airspace.
Insert 3 drops of the remedy into the bottle and shake the bottle hard at least 6 times before you sip a capfull of the bottle or a large teaspoonful which is the dose.
Shaking the bottle hard is homeopathic succussion and this enhances the effect of the remedy on the user.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you for the advice. I had bought the nat phos 6x already and I will order the Arnica 30c.
I tried the nat phos 6x. I do have a problem getting him to take the nat phos 6x. I got him to take it yesterday after dinner and he didn't like it. Today, he refused but then I convinced him to take it. He gagged like he was about to throw up the second it touched is tongue. In that process, he ended up spitting it out. I only tried one tablet. This reaction has happened many times with foods he doesn't like. Is there anyway I can conceal the flavor to get him to take it?
paperstars last decade
You can dissolve the tablet in water or something sweet that he will sip up in a teaspoon.

The Arnica is an integral part of the therapy and must be given ASAP.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you for the quick reply and advice. I will buy apple juice and I will dissolve it in there and see how it goes. I tried diluting it in water and he threw up when I gave it to him.
Also, how long should he be using this method/therapy? A month for example?
[message edited by paperstars on Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:44:39 BST]
paperstars last decade
This isn't working out, can I dilute the pill in a full cup of juice? So he can drink from a cup instead of taking it from a teaspoon? Or can I conceal it in some chocolate pudding? I know it's suppose to be given after a meal though but are these two options ok or will they make the nat phos less ineffective?
paperstars last decade
I cannot understand your problem in giving your 3 year old boy just ONE tablet of Nat Phos.

You can dissolve it in any convenient medium but I would not recommend a FULL cup of juice as it may not be accepted by him if he refuses to sip it diluted in a spoonful of whatever he will take.

You can give it to him for as long as you feel that it is helping him and it occurs to me that you can also add Arnica 30c in the Wet dose which you can give him a teaspoonful of the remedy which is just water in a teaspoon.

The 2 remedies Nat Phos and Arnica complement each other to help the patient to overcome his acid reflux.
Joe De Livera last decade
I will try to explain so you can understand what the problem is giving 1 tablet. He doesn't like the taste of it and will throw up even if I dilute it in a teaspoon of juice. He can still taste it. Some children are sensitive to certain tastes. He has feeding issues also. This is why I asked if I can put it in a full cup so it will conceal the taste more. I hope that clarifies the issue and that you understand. Anyway, thanks for the advice!
[message edited by paperstars on Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:29:59 BST]
paperstars last decade
duplicate post read below.
[message edited by paperstars on Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:43:32 BST]
paperstars last decade
I have a couple questions. Is it possible to give him nat phos after everytime he eats? Or at least after every main meal? Normally I was just going to give him a dose after lunch and dinner but he just threw up his breakfast. Yesterday he threw up an hr or so after a snack. I got him to take one dose after lunch (dissolved in a cup of water and that's the only time he didn't throw up. Just for reference,I am going to the grocery store today to find a food he likes to dissolve it in so he will take the full dose.

Another question, does this method decrease apatite? Because he is very thin and not a good eater to begin with. He is a very picky eater and I would love for his apatite to increase.

thanks again !
paperstars last decade
I notice that you have only referred to giving your boy just the Nat Phos 6x alone. There is no reference to Arnica 30c which I prescribed to be given twice daily. This may be the reason why he does not seem to have improved in his gastric imbalance.

You stated that he threw up his breakfast today and that you did not give him the NP. Do I understand that unless he is given the NP that he brings it up? If so, it is high time that you consulted a pediatrician especially since you state that he is very thin and is also a picky eater. This is not at all normal for a boy his age and I cannot diagnose the real reason for his present ailment.

I do not have any record of NP decreasing appetite. It usually enhances it by accelerating the emptying of the stomach thereby increasing the appetite.

I hope that you will take my advice seriously and consult a doctor and keep me informed of his progress.
Joe De Livera last decade
Thank you! My husband ordered the Arnica 30c for me, but I don't know where he ordered it from so I have to check with him when it's supposed to be delivered. when I expressed concern for my son's weight at the pediatrician, they said he was thin but in normal range and that it's normal for children to be picky eaters. This was before him having stomach issues but he always had feeding issues which that office is aware of. However, we aren't happy with that office as they gave us inaccurate advice before more than once infact. For his stomach issue, I think we will look for a different pediatrician or a specialist that is for pediatric gastric problems. Thank you for the advice and I will keep you updated how things go.
paperstars last decade
I wanted to give an update. I took my son to the pediatrician and they put him on prevacid. It seemed to help to a degree but my son was still throwing up and having diarrhea from it so I had to stop giving it to him before the supply of medication was depleted. My next stop would of been a pediatric GI.

Anyway, during that time, I did research and decided to try probiotics on him. It doesn't say anything about helping acid reflux on the box but I read some board comments on other forums to suggest it does so I figured why not. It works out great because it's tasteless and can go in any food or drink once a day so he has no idea he is getting it.

He has been on it for a few weeks now and he hasn't thrown up in a while. It said on the box that it can take up to 3 weeks to see the full effect.

I truly believe that this product cured my son.

Well, I just wanted to give an update.

Have a wonderful day!
[message edited by paperstars on Wed, 01 Aug 2012 03:23:27 BST]
paperstars 9 years ago
Glad to learn that the Probiotic you gave your boy has helped him to overcome his gastric problem.

It would be of interest if you can record the name of this Probiotic as others can also use it and benefit from it.

I hope that you are not giving him the Prevacid which can be considered as dangerous to be given in the long term for a child.
Joe De Livera 9 years ago
The product name is Culturelle. I bought the one for children. There is a version of the adults that can be used on children, it's a capsule that can be opened up for children and sprinkled on cold food or in a drink. It's also stronger but I felt uncomfortable using that one since I read of some adults having uncomfortable side effects. Anyway, for reference, it says on the box that it can be used for children of all ages also.

They do have a few different products so if anyone is interested in them, make sure you read the box to know if it can be used on children.

When I was giving my son prevacid, it was a 30 day supply and I stopped it before it ran out due to the side effects.

I want to thank you for trying to help solve my son's problem by the way!
paperstars 9 years ago

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