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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Burning pain or irritation in the upper stomach or lower chest. May be worse on lying down, and is ...Read more


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How do heartburn medications work?

How do heartburn medications work?

Various methods: Simple antacids change the ph of the stomach contents making it less acid. Drugs histamine-2 blockers (pepcid) or proton pump inhibitors (prevacid) reduce acid by different mechanisms. Antiacids work quicker and "rebound" can occur and the heartburn can come back. ...Read more

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How do you cure a stomach ache with folk medicine?

How do you cure a stomach ache with folk medicine?

Seriously?: It's impossible to give advice based on your limited information--what has been tried, where does it hurt, what are the accompanying symptoms? Persistent abdominal discomfort can originate from the large &/or small intestine, stomach, gallbladder, pancreas, liver, female organs, muscles or hernia of the abdominal wall, bladder, etc. Need examination & testing with a diagnosis for correct cure. ...Read more

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Do natural remedies for scabies really work?

Do natural remedies for scabies really work?

No, not really: There aren't any herbs or teas that get rid of scabies. Sulfur creams and lotions have been known to get rid of scabies, but covering oneself with smelly sulfur cream is not exactly natural (more like 19th century medicine). The easiest way to get rid of scabies is to get prescription modern medicine from the doctor. ...Read more

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How can you stop heartburn with home remedies ?

How can you stop heartburn with home remedies ?

Lifestyle measures.: Smaller more frequent meals. Elevate head of bed from the floor. Don't eat within four hours of going to bed. Limit citrus fruits, chocolate, caffeine, tomato products, smoking and peppermint. Lose weight if you're overweight. ...Read more

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Does peppermint tea really work to alleviate stomach problems?

Does peppermint tea really work to alleviate stomach problems?

Some, not all: Peppermint can decrease muscle spasm in bowel, so may help with cramping; carminative (helps passing gas). Can increase reflux from stomach into esophagus, so would worsen that problem. Does not take the place of meds, diet, etc. For other conditions, like celiac sprue, inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of indigestion except for chewable antacids?

How do you get rid of indigestion except for chewable antacids?

GERD home remedies: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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I have stomach issues remedies, what to do for relief?

I have stomach issues remedies, what to do for relief?

Can you tell us : What your abdominal issue so that we can try to answer your question. Please clarify and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat GERD at home?

What things can I do to treat GERD at home?

PPI's: Stands for "proton pump inhibitors". These are drugs that turn off the acid producing cells in the stomach lining. Omeprazol is often used. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat pimples fast with home remedies?

What can I do to treat pimples fast with home remedies?

Home acne treatments: Here are some great non-prescription options for acne treatment: 1) tea-tree oil 2) topical sulfur 3) Alpha hydroxy acids. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any good home remedies to relief constipation ?

Can you tell me any good home remedies to relief constipation ?

Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. Prune juice is a great home remedy. ...Read more

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How do I treat heartburn at home?

U can use Tums (calcium carbonate) or: Other antacids or talk to your pharmacist.If this persists for more than a week or two, see your doctor. ...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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Can you recommend some homeopathic remedies. I think I take enough medications. ?

Too general: There are many homeopathic solutions. A trained homeopath would need to know what condition is being treated. ...Read more

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I want to gain weight what can I use to do it?Please tell me few safe medicines or home remedies.

I want to gain weight what can I use to do it?Please tell me few safe medicines or home remedies.

Weight gain: The only safe ways to gain weight is to eat a healthy diet rich in whole grain cereals, vegetables, fruits, lean meat, nuts and unsaturated fats. The other factor is exercise to increase muscle mass. ...Read more

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If no over-the-counter sleep aid works and exercise doesn't work what can I do to help me go to sleep?

If no over-the-counter sleep aid  works and exercise doesn't work what can I do to help me go to sleep?

Bedtime rituals: Do relaxing things before going to bed. Don't exercise within 2-3 hours of bedtime. Keep tv and computer out of bedroom. Room should be dark and cool. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. If you tend to worry, learn some relaxation exercises. If you can't fall asleep, don't stay in bed more than 30 minutes. Get up, do something relaxing, and go to bed when you get sleepy. If nothing works, talk to doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of acne over night? I've tried everything and i don't want to spend money do you have any household remedies?

How do I get rid of acne over night? I've tried everything and i don't want to spend money do you have any household remedies?

Wishful thinking: This is one chronic skin disorder that time to get going and time to heal. There are no quick fixes. Though most consider it a teen disorder some will fight it well into their 30's and beyond. Find a doc you can work with and come up with a daily skin routine. If you put in the work it should pay off. No effort or short cuts=bad skin. ...Read more

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