When You Need a Doctor’s Recommendation?
Hiccups are normal in children up to one year old. However, if you find the hiccups are frequent or it distresses your child then you must visit a doctor. As this may be an indication of an underlying health issue.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) may cause uncomfortable hiccups frequently. To detect GERD, look out for the following signs:
- Spits out of vomits food
- Cries more than usual, especially while feeding
- Arch their back more than usual especially during and after feeding
- Abdominal distension
If these pointers help you identify GERD in your child, consult your doctor and get treated. This health condition is easy to treat, so don’t get scared or panic. The causes of toddler hiccups are not always clear. However, if the child is vomiting with hiccups, consult a pediatrician and get proper medication.
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