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A 22-year-old female asked:

painful heartburn in between my breasts where my sternum is. what can i do to relieve it?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Heart burn: You could try anti acids or anti histamines which both you can get without a prescription. Lose weight (if you are overweight), raise the head of your bed, avoid foods that make your symptoms worse and cut on alcohol. Make sure you watch for warning symptoms like weight loss, blood in the stool or black stool for which you need to see a doctor right a way.
Dr. Mikael Brisinger
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
Acid reflux: 1. Stop all foods that can make it worse, like coffee, spicy foods, alcohol etc 2. Buy some acid blocking pills like Pepcid (famotidine) ac and takes those for a few days.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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