I get lots of questions about food allergies. Here's one from a reader about a more unusual type:
Q: What about eosinophilic esophagitis (EE), an allergic inflammatory disease often driven by a food allergy or intolerance? How do you recommend testing for this type of food allergy (eliminating every single type of food and/or with tests) and how do you confirm allergy vs. intolerance if there's no other typical external symptoms?
A: What a great
Recently, I had a baby in the office who had been running a fever for almost three days. He didn't have any other symptoms: no runny nose, diarrhea, rash or big change in his sleeping patterns. He was teething and his parents had originally chalked up the fever to that (even though teething causing fever is a myth), but as the days passed they thought they had better be on the safe side and brought him in. As predicted by his history, he had
Posted by: drmolly in spitting up, reflux, infant, feeding on
Sep 15, 2009
Almost all babies spit up at some point in their first few months of life and therefore, almost all babies have reflux. Reflux is merely the backwash of stuff from the stomach into the esophagus and spitting up is the end result. More often than actually spitting up, infants will have stomach contents slosh into the esophagus and then settle back into the stomach again without the parent ever seeing it.
Reflux is common and normal until