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Vivian, LA
A 34-year-old female asked:

Mid stomach feels raw and weird. i've been chewing peppermint altoids for awhile. hardly can eat because of stomach. no doc for 6 weeks. any ideas?

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Dr. Ajainder Shergill
undefined 15 years experience
Stop the peppermint: Peppermint can cause stomach upset and heartburn, especially if taken in more than normal amounts. Stop the peppermint. Try over the counter acid medicine, such as prilosec or pepcid (famotidine). May take a couple of days to start working (keep taking daily for a couple of weeks.) You could also try taking some maalox or Tums for faster relief. If getting worse, seek help.

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