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do saltine crackers help settle your stomach

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
They buffer acid: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what l ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Not if : Timing of eating just does not matter. It's total calories in. 4000 calories is one pound of weight. That's equivalent to about a 100 saltines (40 cal ... Read More
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Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Whichever.: There is no evidence and there will probably never be any evidence that one or the other is better. This seems to be more a preference.
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Dr. Brian Clear
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You can: You can, but Ritz crackers have considerably more fat content than saltines so are a little less gentle on an irritated stomach and bowel. Rule of ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Slightly flattened : Ginger ale is more likely to help than sprite. Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; stomach upset is with ginger. You can drink slightly flat ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
9 years experience Dentistry
Clear liquid diet: Like warm chicken broth, ginger ale , you can add saltine crackers later on, avoid acidic stuff, good luck.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Clear carbonated: beverages are sometimes used - if you are going to drink a soda for this purpose would recommend ginger ale. Check to make sure the product you select ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Neither: Both are too acidic. Anecdotally people have recommended warm ginger ale but I frankly recommend warm herbal tea to settle an upset stomach.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ginger in food: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Medications such as mebeverine (Colofac, not available in U.S.) that treat spasm of the colon are used for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, whic ... Read More
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