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do tums really work

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums is antacid made of sucrose (sugar) & calcium carbonate. It provides relief from acid indigestion & heartburn, by neutralizing stomach acid.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
Clear fluids diet: and use of OTC omperazole or Nexium. No solid food for 24-48hrs Force fluids: Electrolytes rich 8-10 8 oz. glasses of Powerade, G, Vitamin water, Pedi ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends on goal: Tums (calcium carbonate) neutralize stomach acidity and can relieve symptoms of this including gerd. Tums (calcium carbonate) are a good source of ca ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience in Gastroenterology
Typically immediate: Typically immediately.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Hack
32 years experience in Internal Medicine
Antacid: Mylanta is an antacid. It neutralizes the stomach acid with a chemical reaction.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can be effective: Anti-depressants can be effective.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience in Rheumatology
See below: At this point, you should see your doctor for further testing. You could have h. Pylori infection causing gastritis and treatment with antibiotics ma ... Read More
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Dr. Kyle Shank
12 years experience in Dentistry
That's a new one...: I've never heard of garlic powder helping with a toothache. If it does, i'd be somewhat surprised. I have heard of people using cloves or clove oil, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Williams
17 years experience in Pharmacy
Various methods: Simple antacids change the ph of the stomach contents making it less acid. Drugs histamine-2 blockers (pepcid) or proton pump inhibitors (prevacid) re ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: on which over the counter meds ! TThe most common heartburn problems (occuring in over a quarter of adults sometimes) are mild reflux/esophageal spasm ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See a specialist. : I would recommend seeing a psychiatrist. They are trained to deal with anxiety and situations like this. Sometimes a steady doctor-patient relationshi ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. KT Park
Dr. KT Park answered
15 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Glycerin vs enema: If you are experiencing acute constipation or fecal impaction, home glycerin suppository is a good first step. You may also consider a fleets enema or ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Controversial: There is considerable debate over whether glucosamine chondroitin works at all. I believe that the glucosamine does help repair cartilage if taken at ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Springer
23 years experience in Family Medicine
Stop the acid pump: Over the counter Omeprazole (prilosec otc) or Lansoprazole (preveacid) are both otc meds and would help stop the acid much better. Try for 7-10 days ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Fertel
31 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Gerd: You have gerd and Tums neutralizes the acid in your stomach. If this happens to you frequently you need endoscopy by a gastroenterologist and possibl ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
More specific please: "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
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
^ muscle: Eat healthfully. Try to eat at least 5 servings of vegetables & 4 of fruit per day. Increase nutritional fiber. Avoid refined sugar & junk car ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
see details: Has the problem been thoroughly evaluated medically? Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Establish the cause first.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sal Aragona
40 years experience in Dentistry
Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious probl ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
56 years experience in Psychiatry
Therapy: Also a loving relationship with someone who knows everything about u & still loves u.Some people read & listen to positive affirmations to reprogram t ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
They don't: Most products promoted as appetite suppressants are not effective. One drug is approved by the fda as an appetite suppressant. It is phentermine, and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience in Podiatry
Eat better foods: Eat better. Balanced diet with enough fruit, vegetables and fiber.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Awan
Specializes in Psychiatry
Possibly: Relationships between two people with different personalities are complex. I think the best answer is that it is a combination of structure and sponta ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience in Neurology
Keep a diary: If correct preventative measures are taken , most patients improve.If your headache is truly intractable, try keeping a diary of headaches to identify ... Read More
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