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Reflux in 9mo after taking amoxicillin

(5 Posts)
sipper Thu 27-Dec-12 23:47:44

Also worth taking probiotics during (and after) course of antibiotics to replensih the good stuff that gets wiped out when the ab's are doing their work. Make sure it's a v good make, not an own brand or supermarket job. Biocare is a good 'un. They do a kids acidophilus which you mix into milk or yogurt or cold food (not hot food). Buy from independent health store. Hope she feels better soon.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 27-Dec-12 18:07:16

I think the problem was amoxicillin on an empty stomach, then she refused to eat. The instructions advised taking it before eating, presumably with an assumption that a meal would follow quickly. We changed to feeding milk first and that helped a lot.

lottiegarbanzo Sun 23-Dec-12 12:14:11

Thank you. Any other posters with experience of this?

twilight81 Sun 23-Dec-12 05:30:06

They say that antibiotics can do... You could try her on some baby gaviscon, you can buy it over the counter and add to her bottles. Also a good idea is to give a bit of Yakult (or similar) for a while, this will replace the good bacteria the antibiotics kill off.. Which is another cause for reflux.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 22-Dec-12 23:27:21

Dd has a bronchial infection, probably viral bronchiolitis and after two days of sleeping, raised temperature and rapid breathing, she has been improving for two days, so still has some congestion and a bad cough.

When I took her to the doctor on Thursday he said there was a chance the infection is bacterial and prescribed amoxicillin. Her improvement the next day could relate to this or be the natural progression of the illness.

Since yesterday she has been arching her back. Today she has been reluctant to take milk, though seems happier when she eventually has some. Now she is arching and crying and struggling to sleep, waking every few minutes when she does. I am holding her upright against me to sleep, as I did when she was very congested. Last night was the only recent one she slept for long in her cot.

I am wondering if the amoxicillin has caused acid reflux. This is not listed as a side effect. Dd has never had reflux before.

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