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alka seltzer acid reflux

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Reflux: Although it does not prevent it can often be a helpful medication to relieve the symptoms. If helpful it tends to work quickly.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Depression, Anxiety: I understand your discomfort. Alka seltzer is used for heartburn, indigestion. Lexapro (escitalopram) is a medication for depression. Lexapro (esci ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: You can control the sx of reflux with medication and avoidance fo certain spicy, citrus fruits , chocolate, and greasy foods but you can not cure a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
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Aloe vera: Many patients of mine have reported that aloe helps them with their reflux - but remember, reflux and natural treatments have been around for thousand ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: it is usually controllable with meds (such as omeprazole, ranitidine, etc). it may go away with time, particularly if you lose weight, and follow die ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
One way is: to not eat late in the evening before going to bed at least 3-4 hours. Never overeat. Cigarette smoking can also cause acid reflux. Avoid stressors ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Deeb
Dr. Al Deeb answered
50 years experience General Surgery
Conservative Rx: Loose excess weight. avoid caffeine products and smoking, avoid tight garments, use over the counter acid suppressors and antacids. avoid citrus produ ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Doubtful: I'm not aware of any studies showing it helps.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Acid Reducing Meds: Start with taking over-the-counter Omeprazole each morning when you wake up. Also avoid eating right before bedtime. If symptoms persist go see you ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
21 years experience Rheumatology
It could: It could make it worse.

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