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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
65 years experience in Family Medicine
Easy: Take Prilosec 20 mg at night for 2 weeks.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience in General Surgery
Wasthis actually flu: Elevate the head of bed. Nothing to eat 4 hrs pre sleep and a ppi ona daily basis- if no better in a short time- get an endoscopy.
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A female asked:
Dr. Jose Prieto-hernandez
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Get evaluated: Chest pain due to reflux is a diagnosis of exclusion. Go to your PCP and get evaluated for Chest Pain or to the ER if they last more than 5 minutes or ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Common: Sounds like you have a viral gastroenteritis a well. Rec a bland diet and otc acid suppression.
A female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Heartburn: I would try some over the counter medications such as Pepcid AC, and TUMS. If this does not work, then you may want to step up to Nexium.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
17 years experience in Pediatrics
Wait and see: It is common for stool irregularity to occur after the stomach flu for up to a month. The extremely painful cramps is unusual though. I'd see a phys ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jodi Ritsch
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: If you start with a viral illness, the bacterial flora of the gut (good bacteria normally there) can get thrown off balance. Also h.Pylori bacteria c ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Stomach bug: Gastroenteritis symptoms may include: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, headaches, muscular aches ; pains as well as fever (low grad ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
Acid reflux v GI bug: Acid reflux should respond to common antacids such as calcium carbonate. Failing that, try H2 blocker such as ranitidine. If that's not enough, then s ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Reflux: Don't lie down unless you've eaten no food for 2 hours. Avoid oily and greasy foods as they slow stomach emptying. Also avoid caffeine,alcohol and nic ... Read More

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