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acid reflux in 23 month old...is bad breath a sign?

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bumbly Wed 24-Jun-09 23:05:55

had vomiting probs as a baby

now always sleeps on tummy/face down and last few nights coughs in sleep to start with

when i attend to him cough is liquidy and bad breath perhaps is present

could this be reflux and should i encourage to sleep on back?

mumtoem Fri 26-Jun-09 14:12:07

It could be reflux. My 14mo DD has reflux. When its bad she coughs at night and there is a different smell.

I don't think lying on back will help. It might make the acid sit in the back of the throat and cause more discomfort.

emlitt Fri 26-Jun-09 15:31:02

My 14mo dd has suspected silent reflux, but didn't seem to have it when a young baby - is that possible? She's on losec, but threw it up this morning, and it's hard to get it down her. She writhes around and arches her back in agony but only at night. Tried so many doctors and remedies, but it seems to be getting worse.

Yes, she has bad breath.

However, cough could be another illness/virus which causes bad breath. If so it will pass in few days / a week. If doesn't go away, then could be reflux. If it's reflux sleeping on a slight slope (pillow under cot mattress at head end) helps.

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