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I was wondering is ginger ale good for an upset stomach?

I was wondering is ginger ale good for an upset stomach?

Yes, it may help: You might want to let the ginger ale flatten (lose its carbonation) first. Carbonation can irritate your stomach lining. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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I tried ginger ale, 7up and peptobismol for my upset stomach but nothing is working?

I tried ginger ale, 7up and peptobismol for my upset stomach but nothing is working?

Next option...: You may next want to consider medical evaluation and appropriate testing for definite diagnosis and targeted treatment. You haven't shared enough details regarding the circumstances of your stomach upset for us to render here an opinion regarding therapy. ...Read more

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Ginger is it good for upset stomach?

Ginger is it good for upset stomach?

Usually: Ginger, even in the form of ginger ale, is often soothing for an upset stomach. ...Read more

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Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?

Apparently they don't work for gastroenteritis/Norovirus, but can ginger pills relieve upset stomach & extreme nausea caused by severe anxiety?

Worth trying: Ginger -either as a tea, freshly crushed up with honey, or even as a strong 'candy' you get in the Asian stores may help with nausea. There are a number of scientific papers in the literature touting it's benefits there - from pregnancy induced nausea, nausea from chemotherapy, sea-sickness, and even more problematic diseases. Everyone's a little different, but it couldn't hurt to try. Feel better ...Read more

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Why do people say drink sprite / 7up when you have an upset stomach?

Why do people say drink sprite / 7up when you have an upset stomach?

It is clear: The sodium bicarbonate that is contained helps to balance the acid in the stomach since it is a base. It is also clear and easily handled. ...Read more

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Upset stomach "what do I take? "

Upset stomach "what do I take? "

Try ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea / upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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How do you cure an upset stomach?

How do you cure an upset stomach?

More specific please: "upset stomach" is not enough information to help you. Do you have nausea with/without vomiting, fullness, bloating, gassiness, pain (if so in what location (s)), bleeding, diarrhea/constipation/change in baseline bowel habits, tenderness, distension? Are you pregnant, have underlying disease, >60? ...Read more

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What is good for a upset stomach?

Try OTC Ranitadine: It's simply zantac (ranitidine). If this doesn't help, go see your doc. You may need prilosec. You also may need a workup and a GI referral. ...Read more

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How do you address an upset stomach?

How do you address an upset stomach?

Bland diet, fluids: A bland diet (no added spice, acidic foods, sugary, or salty). Some good foods are in the brat diet - bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast (unbuttered). Also, plenty of fluids. This will make sure you stay hydrated and get proper nutrients and calories. ...Read more

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Advice for treating an upset stomach?

Advice for treating an upset stomach?

Try ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What can I eat with an upset stomach?

What can I eat with an upset stomach?

Try ginger: Ginger can reduce nausea & upset stomach. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What should I eat if an upset stomach?

What should I eat if an upset stomach?

Bland, BRAT: A bland diet (no added spice, acidic foods, sugary, or salty). Some good foods are in the brat diet - bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast (unbuttered). Also, plenty of fluids. This will make sure you stay hydrated and get proper nutrients and calories. ...Read more

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What causes a long term upset stomach?

Nausea: There are many possible reasons for nausea. Please see this extensive list of possible causes of nausea by mayo clinic: http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/nausea/my00572/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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How to help upset stomach due to pill?

How to help upset stomach due to pill?

Try ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea ; upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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What causes an nervous / upset stomach?

What causes an nervous / upset stomach?

Adrenalin: When people are anxious, the brain initiates a "fight or flight" response--as though one is being physically threatened. Hormones in the bloodstream (and direct nervous system connections) cause many physical changes associated with survival. One is to try to empty the stomach. Sir laurence olivier had such bad stage fright he threw up before every performance! ...Read more

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What to eat on upset stomach--seven up?

What to eat on upset stomach--seven up?

Ginger ale (slightly: Flattened).The simplest way to reduce nausea is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger & steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. Aromatherapy: sweet orange (citrus sinensis), peitigrain (citrus reticulata), mandarin (citrus reticulata) are different citrus scents that can v nausea. ...Read more

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What should one eat for an upset stomach?

Fluids, initially: First, clear liquids. If you can handle that, you can try eating what you feel hungry for, avoiding spicy and fatty foods. ...Read more

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What can cause an upset stomach so often?

What can cause an upset stomach so often?

Can you be more...: ...specific? By "upset stomach" do you mean nausea, fullness, achiness, indigestion, stabbing pain, etc? And where in your abdomen do you localize your distress please? ...Read more

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Please tell me what to take for upset stomach?

Please tell me what to take for upset stomach?

Try ginger: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. ...Read more

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Been having upset stomach for 2 days now. Help?

Ginger: For upset stomach try ginger in the form of slightly flattened ginger ale, ginger tea or crystallized ginger. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I get an upset stomach everytime I eat?

Unsure: There are many causes for an upset stomach. Local causes may include:gastritis, celiac disease, ulcers, tumors and blockages. Non-local GI causes include:gallbladder disease, small or large bowel obstruction. Other causes include:central nervous system disorders. Medications can also cause this. Your dr should be able to help you find out your specific reason. ...Read more

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What are some OTC things to help an upset stomach?

What are some OTC things to help an upset stomach?

Emetrol, flat cola: Emetrol and sips of flat cola over ice chips can help settle an upset stomach. Avoiding fatty foods, cheese, milk for a day or two helps also while something simple like apple sauce, & jello may stay down in small quantities. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can settle an upset stomach?

Can you tell me how I can settle an upset stomach?

GI Upset: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Upset stomach?

What is the definition or description of: Upset stomach?

Upset stomach: An upset stomach is the sensation that one has nausea or discomfort in the mid abdomen. This can be a chronic problem or resolve promptly. ...Read more

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My husband has been havibg a upset stomach for weeks? Why?

My husband has been havibg a upset stomach for weeks? Why?

GI upset: Not enough info. This will require a medical assessment to determine the actual cause. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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