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What are some ayurvedic, unani, or homeopathic treatment for acidity, heart burn, sour taste in throad and mouth?

What are some ayurvedic, unani, or homeopathic treatment for acidity, heart burn, sour taste in throad and mouth?

Homeopathy: I can speak for homeopathy -- and there are many homeopathic remedies which can help with these complaints. However, to find the right one out of hundreds you do need to work personally with an experienced homeopath rather than trial and error. The homeopath will explore your entire history so that the remedy prescribed will help at a deep level. You may also need to change your eating as well. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Is there anything that can help with bitter taste in the mouth & throat caused by taking Clarithromycin? Please help. Thank you!

Tough problem: Lots of people complain about this problem with clarithromycin. You can take it with food, that helps. But they also complain it ruins the taste of the food they've eaten. Other folks have reported they take the medicine and immediately brush their teeth, suck on hard candy or chew really strong chewing gum. Good luck...hopefully you won't be on it for long. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?

Docs, what's a natural alternative to dealing with acid reflux, stomach ulcers and choking on acid?

Weight Loss: Believe it or not, weight loss is very effective at decreasing GERD symptoms. Even losing just 10% of body weight can potentially eliminate symptoms. Elevating the head of your bed at night is useful as well. Herbal remedies that could be tried (not harmful) include licorice, aloe vera juice, baking soda and slippery elm. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effective natural herbs and vegetables for curing acid reflux?

Can you please describe the effective natural herbs and vegetables for curing acid reflux?

Not really cure: The best way to deal with reflux is to first make sure you don't have another cause (h. Pylori, obesity, diet) and if not, you can start by limiting your intake before bed. Avoiding acidic foods, and placing your bed on an angle (take the feet or wheels off the foot of the bed). Some herbal treatments are licorice lozenges and aloe liquid. ...Read more

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Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?

Do stomach acid leaking into the mouth from acid reflux have a negative effect on antibacterial rinse used to treat inflammation in the gums?

Reflux: Reflux into the mouth should not affect your antibacterial rinse. The acid should kill the bacteria. However, the acid will damage your teeth and irritate your gums. Typically, reflux should not travel all the way into the mouth. Gastric contents that travel back into the mouth is vomiting. Always speak with your physician about your concerns, they can provide the best explanation for you. ...Read more

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I have mouth ulcer and the doctor has recommended B-complex and doxycycline and lactic acid bacillus capsules. Are these medicines okay?

I have mouth ulcer and the doctor has recommended B-complex and doxycycline and lactic acid bacillus capsules. Are  these medicines okay?

Mouth ulcers: What was the diagnosis?? That's the important question. The cause will determine the treatment. Was the "doctor" a physician or dentist? What you mentioned regarding medicines are fine, but will they cure or prevent the ulcers? That's a question we cannot determine over the internet without examining you and knowing your medical and dental history. ...Read more

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Can a ulcer and acid reflux cause a metallic taste in mouth?

Possibly: if you have both of these problems, you should be seeking treatment as the combination could have dire consequences. ...Read more

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I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

I need a mouth wash with some fluoride in it, which mouth wash works the best?

ADA Seal: If you are going to purchase a Fluoride mouthwash/product without a prescription, purchase one with the ada seal. By doing that you will know the product is effective. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for acid feeling in stomach and throat?

Is there a good cure for acid feeling in stomach and throat?

Reflux precautions: Avoid acidic foods and drinks, do not eat or drink anything for three hours before you go to bed at night, elevate your bed, if possible keeping the lower part of your neck above your abdomen. Use zantac (ranitidine) or Prilosec over-the-counter. Stay away from spicy foods. ...Read more

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Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?

Do Deglycyrrhized licorice (DGL) and zinc carnosine (Polaprezinc in Japan) work for treating acid reflux and GERD?

Unknown.: There are not good human studies for either one of them to be able to assess their effect on G.I. diseases. There do not seem to be bad side effects for zinc carnosine. It is less clear for DGL. It can have bad interactions with other medications and other supplements. If you want to take either of these, discuss it with your doctor first. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes the bad/metallic taste in mouth after brushing with 'sensitive-type' toothpaste?

What causes the bad/metallic taste in mouth after brushing with 'sensitive-type' toothpaste?

Toothpaste?: The metallic taste in the mouth is a sign of failing restoration or accumulation of heavy metal compounds on the surf. Of the tongue. There are other reasons of having taste deviation due to medications taken or other possible GI conditions. Toothpaste most probably activates your taste buds to the point of feeling it much more. ...Read more

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What are considered the most beneficial and worst foods for acid reflux?

What are considered the most beneficial and worst foods for acid reflux?

Worst foods: High fatty or fried foods caffeine beverages large meals with fat large meals with caffeine drinks alcohol alcohol with the above aspirin nsaids such as ibuprophen. ...Read more

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What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

What are the best treatment options for silent reflux (Laryngopharyngeal Reflux) other than acid reducing drugs or surgery?

Depends: depends on the cause, for example, weight loss might help if one is more than 20% over their ideal body weight. Try to find the cause and you will have an idea for the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can you name some natural remedies for acid reflux?

Can you name some natural remedies for acid reflux?

Life style modificat: Yes by life style modification it may help change your eating habits 1 after eating wait 2t0 3 hours before going to bed or lying down 2 avoid mint, cocolate, alcohol, smoking and chewing tobaco, onions and caffeine 3 avoid spicy foods, tomatoes, oranges, 4 avoid large fatty meals and eat small frequent meals, dont over eat 5loose some weight if you are over weight and avoid wearing tight clothings. ...Read more

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