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A 27-year-old male asked:

my mother have a bad indigestion problem and always burp loud n rub their chest like its on fire. what isi this? and what will be best to use to help get rid of this?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
If it's heartburn...: If it's heartburn, one can try antacids like maalox, mylanta, or tums. There are also acid-blocking medications like Pepcid (famotidine) otc. But, such symptoms may be other things instead of simple reflux. The patient could have esophagitis, stomach cancer, h pylori infection, heart disease, etc... So, it's best to have a doctor evaluate, and if it's still heartburn, the doctor can prescribe acid blockers.

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Last updated Oct 26, 2018

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