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Can kids have tums

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Not likely toxic: A good number to keep at hand is the national poison control number : 1-800-222-1222 the above ingestion is unlikely to bother a 7yo, but you can get... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
A Verified Doctoranswered
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
No way to b sure: unless you get an upper endoscopy and biopsy. It is time to do this because of increased cancer risk if developed Barrett's Esophagitis.
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): Yes Tums (calcium carbonate) would be safe. You do need to have your child checked for the cause of the eructations. See your doctor about an appoin... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
U can tell yourself: Lactose intolerance is related to an absence of the enzyme to digest the lactose. Symptoms will depend on how much you ingest at one setting. Milk co... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums is antacid made of sucrose (sugar) & calcium carbonate. It provides relief from acid indigestion & heartburn, by neutralizing stomach acid.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes. If you are dealing with stomach acid issues you should consider avoiding caffeine or nicotine or laying down after meals. If this is a constant i... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
You may: You may take antacids with your medication. It would be prudent to inform your doctor of all the medications, including over the counter and herbals t... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No worry: !2 tums will pass. Drink plenty of water. How tall are you? Unless you are more than 6 feet tall, you are probably overweight. The sooner you address ... Read More
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