For today’s installment of “How the Ear Goo Oozes”, let’s explore other sources of infected mucus, shall we?
The doc yesterday explained to me that one reason the body produces mucus is in response to GERD–acid burns, so the body produces mucus to lessen the burning effects. The foods that she’s been avoiding could be agrevating her stomache/esphagus, which would then cause excess mucus, which would then cause the sinus issues she’s been having.
Sometimes, with GERD, a chid may have trouble sleeping on a flat surface. A chronic cough may develop due to aspirating stomach acid. Ear infections happen with the pooling and festering of the excess mucus. A child may have a chronic sore throat or tummy ache or heart burn due to acid. A child may not have much of an appetite due to the tummy ache caused by acid.
Sound like anyone you’ve read about on this blog??
I called our GP today, and he prescribed Prevacid. It will take some time to see any difference, but I’m thinking that if this is problem, we might see an improvement in bedtime, in wake-up time (her need for rice milk 1st thing in the morning is intense. INTENSE I tell you), an increase in appetite….
Because she’s done OK with all of her alternative foods, she’s going to stay on them for the moment. If we see some improvements, we may introduce one of the foods we’ve currently eliminated. I don’t want to give her the green light on everything, and then have to take it away again (as she gets older, I’m sure it will get harder).
So, food allergy moms, I know who you are. Any moms of kiddos with GERD out there? Anyone???