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Can baking soda help with gas?

Can baking soda help with gas?

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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


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What is better for gas, baking soda or gas-x?

What is better for gas, baking soda or gas-x?

Probably Gas-X: While baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) can be effective for gas, the ingredient in gas-x probably does a more effective job in reducing the production of stomach gas. ...Read more

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Can I give my four week old grandson baking soda and water for gas?

Can I give my four week old grandson baking soda and water for gas?

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

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T4broken inhalf 8mths ago. Gas under left scapula when I eat/drink. ANYTHING. Cannot belch or pass it. Triedanise, ginger, baking soda, simethecone.?

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

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I am always experiencing gas relief. What can I take for remedy?

I am always experiencing gas relief. What can I take for remedy?

No Lentiles.: 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

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What are some gas relief treatments?

Diet: Mylicon is effective for decreasing intestinal gas. Avoiding foods that can increase gas is also effective for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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What is the best prescription drug for gas relief?

What is the best prescription drug for gas relief?

Mylanta II: There is really no "good" medication for gas, but simethicone has the best reputation. It is found in mylanta ii. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to take for fast gas relief?

What is the best thing to take for fast gas relief?

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

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How to treat acidity or gas relief?

How to treat acidity or gas relief?

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

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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?

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

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Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

Can infant gas relief drops cause constipation?

No: Infant gas drops (simethacone) do not cause constipation. There are simply a soapy material that allows gas bubbles to join together. Failure to stool on a regular basis, intake of foods like applesauce or cereal are more likely culprets. ...Read more

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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

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What is the best medication for gas relief?

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

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

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

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Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Is gripe water (gas relief drops) safe to give to a 2 1/2 week old infant?

Yes.: Gripe water can be given to a 2 1/2 week old baby. Make sure it has no alcohol in it. There are other medications also that may be used - discuss with baby's doctor. Best of course, is no medications if at all possible. Mom refraining from milk intake herself sometimes may help. ...Read more

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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!

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

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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

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1 month old baby has stomach gas and gave him some gas relief drops but keeps crying what can I do?

Crying baby: Rub your baby's tummy in clock wise manner to help also. Is this crying a regular occurance? Something else maybe going on with your baby. Talk to your pediatrician, because there are many things that it could be. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why do people prefer medicines such as Tums (calcium carbonate) and maalox over natural remedies for gas relief?

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

Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more