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Stomach flu stomach acid

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Viral infection?: Sounds about right for an acute viral illness. If it does not begin to improve quickly, becomes worse or you develop new symptoms it may then be time ... Read More
Dr. Felicia Baxter
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Vomiting & K+: The retching of acid can cause the lining of your esophagus which goes through your chest and the back of your throat to be sore, try choraseptic and ... Read More
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Dr. M. Jan
Dr. M. Jan answered
66 years experience Family Medicine
Easy: Take Prilosec 20 mg at night for 2 weeks.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robin Rosenberg
44 years experience 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
36 years experience 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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Common: Sounds like you have a viral gastroenteritis a well. Rec a bland diet and otc acid suppression.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
PPI's take: to long to be effective. Try taking OTC H-2 Blocker (eg PEPCID (famotidine) AC) plus a liquid antacid but AVOID MAGNESIUM (eg Maalox) this may cause d ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tums would be ok: But ginger might be better. Place thin slivers of fresh organic ginger in tea pot with boiling water – steep for 5 minutes & then slowly sip.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Most are air borne : however, you can be exposed by touching infected material, clothing etc or being in a room where he sneezed, coughed or expectorated.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Rest: Most viruses causing GI problems last inly a few days, drinking lots of fluids and rest are best.
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