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any remedies for heartburn if you dont have tums or mylanta? HELP!


Asked by brooklynohlordy at 1:16 PM on Dec. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Long run help: (these may also help with the nausea)
    Keep a food log, and see what foods aggravate your heartburn, so you can reduce or eliminate those foods from your diet.
    Eat small, frequent meals, so your stomach isn't overly full at one time, pushing stomach acid up through the pyloric sphincter and into your esophagus.
    Keep yourself upright (sitting or standing) for at least 20 minutes after you've finished eating, to allow your food to settle. This will help gravity work with you.
    If you use something to neutralize stomach acid (including Tums, baking soda, etc), you are welcoming all kinds of other health issues. Your stomach has a pH of 2 for a reason, and when you mess with that, bacteria can get through, and you can get other gastric issues.

    Answer by musicpisces at 1:30 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • tbsp of vinegar

    Answer by bseastrand at 1:17 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Pickle juice! Stop looking at me funny! will put the fire out!

    Answer by mommy2karsyn at 1:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Peppermints

    Answer by smiles551 at 1:18 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • i should mention i have severe most things ill try wont stay down =/

    Comment by brooklynohlordy (original poster) at 1:19 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Baking soda and water. My Aunt and her family have been the masters of natural remedies in our family for years and that's her not so secret weapon. GL hope it works for you!

    Answer by atowers at 1:20 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Drinking a lot of water sometimes helps me!!

    Answer by 2prettylittle1s at 1:33 PM on Dec. 10, 2010