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How To Get Rid Of Bad Cramps In The Stomach
Burp!: Or you can try over-the -counter gas-x which is simethecone which breaks apart the gas bubbles making them less painful! also avoid foods that make it worse. And, don't chew gum, that makes you swallow quite a bit of air. ...Read more
Stretch and Exercise: You should stretch daily and exercise your back muscles regularly to keep your body functioning optimally. This works for the great majority of people with back pain. Anti-inflammatories are helpful too so consider taking fish oil supplements over the counter in that they have anti-inflammatory action. As always, see your doctor before taking any supplement, etc. ...Read more
No easy answer!: Don't waste your money on 'fat burners', laxatives, 'cleansers', or anything else that promises an 'easy way to lose weight.' there is no easy way--you risk health & not keeping the weight off if drugs is approach you choose.The best long term way to keep it off is regular exercise & making healthy food choices (avoid junk food & sugary drinks, watch portion size, moderate alcohol). You can do it! ...Read more
Time for simethicone: Many antacids work by neutralizing stomach acid. Some contain simethicone that helps break up gas bubbles in your stomach. One floats on top of acid so it "coats" as the acid is refluxed. Magnesium-containing ones can promote diarrhea; calcium-containing ones can increase acid! If gas bubbles pose a frequent problem, evaluation may be key to rule out causes, including delayed stomach emptying. ...Read more
Simethicone: Avoid foods or increased amounts of food that seem to cause bloating. You can eliminate a food at a time to fingure this out. Otherwise, make sure that with meals, you take a simethicone containing medication to disperse the gas. You may need to slow down your eating and drinking. Often times, people swallow lots of air with rapid eating (swallowing) and drinking. Put fork down between bites. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not Related: A single IV dose of solumedrol (methylprednisolone) should not cause pain in the legs of a healthy individual. It may temporarily exacerbate, the pain of peripheral neuropathy on a diabetic patient. Patients with ms have reported such events, but again, it is an exacerbation of a pre-existing condition and treatment is prescribed accordingly. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many stomach aches will get better on their own with time. Gas pain, gallstone pain, reflux etc may last for 20 min to a couple hours and then resolve. Acid diseases (gastritis, gerd, ) may be temporarily relieved by Tums (calcium carbonate) etc. Any stomach ache that lasts longer than 3-4 hours or doesn't resolve with over the counter meds should be evaluated by your md. ...Read more
How dose bloating cause the stomach it to inflate.. How can I get my tummy to go back down after I get rid of the bloat?
Bloating of Abd: May be due to gas in intestines, irritable bowel or even gall bladder disease. Consider a low FODMAP diet. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Monosaccharides and Polyalcohols. See more info here. http://www.ibsdiets.org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ Also consider visit to primary care for checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Time: Time hydration antinausea and anticramping medications pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) apple pectin and peppermint oil may help. The critical importance of fluid fluids fluids can't be minimized. The otc medication "complete relief" will help as well. It is very contagious btw! ...Read more
Stomach Ache Relief: Stomach aches can be caused by several things. Viruses, infections, anxiety, indigestion, reactions to medications If the stomachache just came by itself, try something like AlkaSeltzer, Rolaid or Pepto Bismal and eat soft diet like yogurt, jello and clear fluids until it settles down. Most imes this resolves in 2-3 days. If pain persist, or u have vomiting, fever, get it checked at urgent care ...Read more
Please see your PCP: Or gastroenterologist. There are several things that can cause such a sensation. You do need to get it checked. Sorry, can't say what it is exactly as i can't examine you. ...Read more
Nasal discharge: Sometimes the most effective remedies are the simplest. Nasal saline sprays, Neti Pots, or other nasal irrigation systems are quite effective. You can also try guaifenesin orally, which is available over the counter as an expectorant in numerous brand name formulations. If problems persist or worsen, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Hand hygiene!: You can stop disinfecting the house. What is more important is enforcing handwashing before eating a meal and after going to the bathroom. Viral infections can contaminate surfaces from dirty hands, only to be picked up by another person touching the contaminated object. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: I am not quite sure what you are asking, but there is something called a buffalo's hump which you can google to see images of. This is caused by an excess of cortisol in your system. Treatment is treating the underlying condition. Again, I am not sure even if this is what you are talking about. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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