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Baking Soda Gas Relief While Pregnant
Yes: It will decrease gas produced by excess acid in the stomach. However, if gas is a major problem for you, you should have your primary care physician determine if it is caused by a medical condition. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
No way: This can be very harmful for an infant. Simethicone is available without a prescription for bowel gas in infants. But often family members are mistaken when they think an infant's discomfort comes from gas. Crying babies swallow air, which can cause baby to pass gas. But the gas is just a side effect of crying, not the main issue. An exam by a pediatrician is needed for a persistently fussy baby. ...Read more
T4broken inhalf 8mths ago. Gas under left scapula when I eat/drink. ANYTHING. Cannot belch or pass it. Triedanise, ginger, baking soda, simethecone.?
Consult surgeon: If not done already, pl consult a c ardio`thorasic surgeon for getting it fixed. With time, though, some of the discomfort will ease without corrective procedure. ...Read more
I am bout 5 weeks pregnant and have horrible "sulfur burps"... Taste and smell like rotten eggs and are making me feel extremely nauseous. I took gas-x but hasn't helped. Someone told me to try 1tsp of baking soda with a glass of water. Is the baking soda
Heartburn: You may be suffering from Heartburn/ acid reflux. Medications like Zantac, (ranitidine) Prilosec and Prevacid are available over the counter. They need to be taken daily. Try taking your prenatal vitamin after eating food too. Sometimes pregnant women burp up the vitamin taste. ...Read more
Beans and other lentiles produce lot of gas.
Take Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg every night for two weeks, then one tablet when you eat gassy food. ...Read more
My wife has had stomoch pain for 5 days and is kind of vaig about it. She took some gas relief but that's not working she can't sleep
MEDS FOR GAS RELIEF: Simethicone which is sold under many different names is the best med for gas and is available over the counter. ...Read more
Antacids etc!: Most important is to secure a correct diagnosis. .. Once you know the problem... The solutions is within reach! Remedies are. Antacids, dietary changes, h2 blocker proton pimp inhibitors. & more! Lots of way to skin a cat... You just need to find the right one. Good luck! ...Read more
My baby is 3 months old I still feed her 3 ounces every two hours she fight to take 4 ounces she has a lot of gas. She has gas relief but doesn't help?
Gassy Baby: 28 yo lady with 3 month old infant feeding well but with a lot of gas. Studies show that when your baby is gassy, she may be intolerant to something in the formula or in the diet of the breastfeeding mother. Does your baby get good sleep? If your baby is fussy, inconsolable, or draws its knees into its chest while crying it may be a sign of pain. Please bring your baby for full exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Used to use Rugby's "Gas Relief" - worked like a charm (80mg Simithecone) (related to Mylanta). No longer Avail. Have massive gas pains. Help?
Abd gas: Would follow up with doctor and get evaluation for food intolerances, and check for H pylori. Persistent gas is not normal. Consider soy, gluten issues, soak beans for 24 hours before cooking or use bean-o (some have difficulty digesting beans-alpha galactosidase)). Maalox has simethicone as does Gas-X. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is still available. The generic name is simethicone. ...Read more
No: It makes it less gassy by neutralizing it. ...Read more
They don't work.: Babies swallow air when crying & bottle-feeding. Till ~ 6 weeks, their intestinal smooth muscle does not coordinate propulsion of liquid & air. Use the "football hold". Put baby on your forearm, head at your elbow, face down. Press your palm against his tummy, flex his hips, encircle one leg with your fingers & roll him gently against your chest. Tilt head up to burp, tush up to pass gas. ...Read more
Gas pains in pregnancy, what can I use for some relief? Pain is all through my upper back and chest and know it’s only gas but it’s painful!
?: How do you know it's not something else? And how far in pregnancy are you? Gas pains, as you described, won't affect your back and chest, it may be your stomach, kindly see your doctor, meanwhile, antacid or ranitidine (zantac) may help, read the labels carefully though, wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby ...Read more
What can I do for my 2 1/2 month year old little girl. She is crying hard when she pass gas. I give her gas relief but she still cry real bad.?
? protien intolerance: Infants often cry when they bear down to pass gas or have a bowel movement, because they don't effectively know how to "push it out". However, an infant with a cow's milk intolerance from mom's breast milk or infant formula, may produce excess gas, increased gas cramps, spits up more immediately after eating or fussy throughout day. Ask your pediatrician to check on possible protien intolerance. ...Read more
I have hassle extreme abdominal bloating for three days with no relief. I feel much discomfort in the abdominal area. Gas relief pills seem no help?
I have a build up of gas at night and it causes pain in my intestine on my right side. I take activated charoal and ultra strength gas relief, no luck. I have had gastro problems for 2 yrs, have had 3 colonoscopys and 4 endoscopys and have been told it is
I was to be taking Gas Relief (Mylanta), but haven't. When eating pretzels I cough bad. But I am gassy ALL day long, and frequently. Cancer worry?
Once you think:
About cancer it will be difficult to prove you wrong. Gassy is a common thing and you are not the only one, if that helps. Gas X or simethicone usually does a great job, without prescription.
However, once you mention cancer, it will be useful to check with your doc and obtain a history, physical examination, and a discussion if there is any worry. You are young, cancer is rare. Discuss with doc! ...Read more
Please explain why people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maloox over natural remedies for gas relief?
Not sure: Probably because they are more convenient and well known plus marketed well. ...Read more
Can we drink soda regularly during pregnancy because I have gas problem. Soda ingredients is carbonated water, sodium citrate?
Yes: You can but why would you want to drink a liquid that increases gas. ...Read more
Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maalox over natural remedies for gas relief?
Quick fix: Why do so many people prefer to take a pill than to make an actual change in their lifestyle? In part because 1) it seems easier, and 2) short term thinking is common. It places more responsibility outside of themselves, whereas making healthy choices requires taking responsibility for yourself. Sad but true: the promise of a quick fix is irresistible to people averse to change. ...Read more