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Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

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CucumberGirl
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Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

Acid reflux. Neither did I but I learned it yesterday at our 3 month well visit when I was talking to the ped about DD's cold and other reflux issues that I did know about. Anyway, it's all the reflux - no cold - and her Zantac dose had to be bumped up for her growth. Now I know what else to look out for since she grows like a weed!

Posted 4/22/10 12:08 PM
 
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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

FM re Zantac

Posted 4/22/10 12:08 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

My Ped taught me the same thing. DS has a very mild case and sorta is outgrowing it, but his cough is related to the acid reflux and occasionally he still gives it back to me. Chat Icon


ETA... I have to tell pple this when we go out for playdates b/c when they hear him cough I'm sure all moms get nervous my DS will get the child sick. LOL

Message edited 4/22/2010 12:11:03 PM.

Posted 4/22/10 12:10 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

DD has a mild case. Erica, is your DS on Zantac. I have been hesitant to put her on it. My DD spits up ALOT..but that is the only symptom...no pain, no arching, no crying...but she does has a dry cough and seems congested alot. Now im wondering.... Are there ANY side effects to the Zantac? Dont want to medicate her just because I need to do a TON of laudry daily Chat Icon

Posted 4/22/10 12:12 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

Posted by BethanyLynn

DD has a mild case. Erica, is your DS on Zantac. I have been hesitant to put her on it. My DD spits up ALOT..but that is the only symptom...no pain, no arching, no crying...but she does has a dry cough and seems congested alot. Now im wondering.... Are there ANY side effects to the Zantac? Dont want to medicate her just because I need to do a TON of laudry daily Chat Icon



Nope... never put on Zantac. The older he gets the better it gets. He still will projectile once in a while, but not often enough and the Ped didn't seem to concerned. He's almost 11 months. No more sudden spit-ups. He went through small spit-ups up until 9 months. We'd just be playing and out of the blue I look down and he spit up a little. He didn't cry or anything.

Also have to add... we CAN'T make the boy laugh to hard either or he gets the hick-ups then spits up. LOL! He still does this. As soon as he's hysterical you can almost here the liquid in his belly coming up Chat Icon We have to sit him down to calm him or else... Chat Icon

Posted 4/22/10 12:17 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

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Posted by BethanyLynn

DD has a mild case. Erica, is your DS on Zantac. I have been hesitant to put her on it. My DD spits up ALOT..but that is the only symptom...no pain, no arching, no crying...but she does has a dry cough and seems congested alot. Now im wondering.... Are there ANY side effects to the Zantac? Dont want to medicate her just because I need to do a TON of laudry daily Chat Icon



Nope... never put on Zantac. The older he gets the better it gets. He still will projectile once in a while, but not often enough and the Ped didn't seem to concerned. He's almost 11 months. No more sudden spit-ups. He went through small spit-ups up until 9 months. We'd just be playing and out of the blue I look down and he spit up a little. He didn't cry or anything.

Also have to add... we CAN'T make the boy laugh to hard either or he gets the hick-ups then spits up. LOL! He still does this. As soon as he's hysterical you can almost here the liquid in his belly coming up Chat Icon We have to sit him down to calm him or else... Chat Icon



My issue is just spit up. And I mean ALOT...but then she will smile and laugh after so she is not in distress. Mostly comes in the form of "wet burps" after eating...and sometimes 2 hours later...its just constant spitting up. This poor kid lives in bibs that are always damp Chat Icon Chat Icon
She is only a little over 3 months so I hope she will outgrow it!!!

Posted 4/22/10 12:19 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

Posted by BethanyLynn

My issue is just spit up. And I mean ALOT...but then she will smile and laugh after so she is not in distress. Mostly comes in the form of "wet burps" after eating...and sometimes 2 hours later...its just constant spitting up. This poor kid lives in bibs that are always damp Chat Icon Chat Icon
She is only a little over 3 months so I hope she will outgrow it!!!




Yes! She will outgrow it. Mason didn't start the hysterical hick-up till more recent. At 3 months it was a lot spit up and it does get less. Promise. It happens, but a lot less often. Slowed down around 8 mons or so. Now at almost 9 months it's not so bad

Oh, and yes... lived in a bib for the first 8 months! Chat Icon

Posted 4/22/10 12:21 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

That's interesting.

DS has slight Reflux as wel and we just started him on Zantac last month.

I've noticed a difference - he doesn't seem to be in pain when he eats anymore (which was our big problem).

He is stuffy a lot and has a dry cough - it kind of sounds like he's faking a lot of the time!

Posted 4/22/10 12:22 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

Posted by ali120206

That's interesting.

DS has slight Reflux as wel and we just started him on Zantac last month.

I've noticed a difference - he doesn't seem to be in pain when he eats anymore (which was our big problem).

He is stuffy a lot and has a dry cough - it kind of sounds like he's faking a lot of the time!



DD too! I tease her and call her a faker all the time. Thats weird..so maybe it does have to do w/reflux. DD was never in pain, thats why I dont want to medicate her. Called a "happy spitter"- not happy for Mommy!!!!! Chat Icon

Thanks Erica..at least there is hope for a bib free baby soon!!

Posted 4/22/10 12:23 PM
 

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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

Posted by BethanyLynn

Posted by ali120206

That's interesting.

DS has slight Reflux as wel and we just started him on Zantac last month.

I've noticed a difference - he doesn't seem to be in pain when he eats anymore (which was our big problem).

He is stuffy a lot and has a dry cough - it kind of sounds like he's faking a lot of the time!



DD too! I tease her and call her a faker all the time. Thats weird..so maybe it does have to do w/reflux. DD was never in pain, thats why I dont want to medicate her. Called a "happy spitter"- not happy for Mommy!!!!! Chat Icon

Thanks Erica..at least there is hope for a bib free baby soon!!



Bethany, my DD was exactly the same way. She went through countless bibs and outfits a day, and spit up at feedings, before feedings, after feedings, and in between. She never seemed to be in pain either. It made me crazy and I was always afraid to let people hold her, etc because she was constantly puking on them Chat Icon

We tried Zantac for exactly one week. It made no difference and she HATED it. We tried rice cereal in bottles. No difference. The only thing that made the difference was time. Once she was eating solids (6 months) it disappeared.

Posted 4/22/10 12:27 PM
 

CucumberGirl
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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

DD's reflux definitely distresses her - she gets very fussy when eating, often refuses to eat more than 3 ounces at a time even though I can tell she's starving, she doesn't sleep well, you can hear it in her throat and she's just generally not happy and seems in pain. She also hiccups, spits up, vomits sometimes, etc. When on Zantac, she's back to my pre-reflux happy little girl and basically all these things go away, except apparently when she needs a dosage adjustment because she's growing so fast. I know this is something she'll outgrow, but it causes her visible discomfort so we of course treat her for it.

ETA: the only side effect I remember reading on the warning label was sleepiness but it definitely does not have that effect on her. I don't recall reading anything that concerned me and since it does really bother her, it's an easy cost-benefit analysis for us. If your dc's don't seem to be troubled by their reflux (and all babies have reflux since their esophagus doesn't fully close until like 6 months old or more, it's just the degree that varies and whether or not it bothers them), maybe it's not worth the chance for you but that's really up to you and maybe something to talk to the ped about.

Message edited 4/22/2010 12:36:02 PM.

Posted 4/22/10 12:30 PM
 

BethanyLynn
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Re: Did you know that a dry cough and stuffy nose can be a symptom of...

Posted by cookiemonster

Posted by BethanyLynn

Posted by ali120206

That's interesting.

DS has slight Reflux as wel and we just started him on Zantac last month.

I've noticed a difference - he doesn't seem to be in pain when he eats anymore (which was our big problem).

He is stuffy a lot and has a dry cough - it kind of sounds like he's faking a lot of the time!



DD too! I tease her and call her a faker all the time. Thats weird..so maybe it does have to do w/reflux. DD was never in pain, thats why I dont want to medicate her. Called a "happy spitter"- not happy for Mommy!!!!! Chat Icon

Thanks Erica..at least there is hope for a bib free baby soon!!



Bethany, my DD was exactly the same way. She went through countless bibs and outfits a day, and spit up at feedings, before feedings, after feedings, and in between. She never seemed to be in pain either. It made me crazy and I was always afraid to let people hold her, etc because she was constantly puking on them Chat Icon

We tried Zantac for exactly one week. It made no difference and she HATED it. We tried rice cereal in bottles. No difference. The only thing that made the difference was time. Once she was eating solids (6 months) it disappeared.




Thats what the Dr says...you can change formula, bottles etc...it wont help. She is such a happy baby!!! Drives me nuts the constant spitting up. I know what you mean- I am always worried about people and their furniture getting puked on!!!

Posted 4/22/10 12:31 PM
 
 

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