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How To Treat Heart Burn
Acid or base?: The injury from a chemical burn depends on what caused the burn, how concentrated it was, and how long it was on the tissue until it was washed off. Acid burns tend to be less serious than base (alkali) burns. The best early treatment is copious irrigation. Later on, antibiotics and steroids can help the injury. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment of chemical burns will depend on the type of chemical one is exposed to. In a workplace environment, osha requires that a msds (material safety data sheet) be onsite. The msds will have treatment recommendations for that particular chemical. Also bring a copy of the msds to the emergency room or doctors office. Best to see a doctor for any burns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful Care: Burns are the response of the tissues to injury from excess temperatures. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Depth determines care. Anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) helps. Avoid any further damage such as excess cold or heat as this can cause more damage and scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. Keep covered. ...Read more
Depends: If the blister is intact leave it alone. If the blister is broken then the skin needs to be removed and wound care carried out...If a simple blister wash it with soap and water then apply antibiotic ointment and cover with a band-aid. Check your tetanus status. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs evaluation: Heartburn is a symptom and can indicate a number of problems. If reflux is the cause there is risk of esopageal erosions and cancer. If the stomach or small intestine is the source then peptic ulcer diease is a possibility. Ocassional heartburn is generally not a concern. Persistant symptoms, however suggest an underlying problem which may be serious. It absolutely requires further evaluation! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Razor burn Rx: First apply aloe vera or Hydrocortisone cream to soothe. Next, use a glycolic or salicylic acid based lotion. Avoid alcohol containing products or excessive sun exposure. Ibuprofen and cold packs can further help to decrease the inflammation. Lastly, avoid shaving for awhile during the healing phase and in extreme cases follow up with your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not well.: No good treatment for fetal heart block is known; Dexamethasone has been tried with poor results. Delivery at a tertiary care center with nicu and pediatric cardiology specialists is warranted and maternal-fetal medicine consultation is quintessential. The prognosis is much worse (almost lethal) if the complete fetal heart block occurs early and is associated with structural heart defect(s). ...Read more
Gentle healing: Sunburn is response of the tissues to injury from solar radiation. It is simply inflammation which means increase blood flow to the area to promote healing. Do not use ice as this can injure already injured skin. Cool water soaks can help as can taking anti-inflammation medicines like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). Avoid any further damage as this can cause scarring . Good skin cream applied daily/gently helps. ...Read more
Razor burn: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. Consider > ...Read more
Reduce risk factors: Treatment is by risk factor modification--lowering cholesterol, controlling blood pressure and diabetes, smoking cessation, weight control, exercise, etc. Medications, angioplasty, stents, and surgery may reduce symptoms but the underlying disease cannot be cut out. ...Read more
Second degree burn: Skin that is red and painful and that swells up and blisters may mean that deep skin layers and nerve endings have been damaged (second-degree burn). Apply soothing lotions that contain aloe vera to sunburned areas. Chamomile may help as well.Over the counter- Topical steroids (such as 1% hydrocortisone cream) may also help with sunburn pain and swelling. Do not "pop" the blisters yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't think I'll : Ask how that occurred. If wounds are significant then you should seek medical care. O/w consider applying aloe vera sap directly from the leaf of the plant several times per day. Usually store bought aloe lotions ; gels are not effective as the aloe concentration is too low. ...Read more
I am 22 weeks pregnant and is starting to feel some heart burn. Will this last through out the remaining of my pregnancy or will it go away? How do you treat heart burn when pregnant?
Heartburn: Normally we treat heartburn with a diet that avoids spicey,fried and greasy foods; elevation of the head of the bed when there is nocturnal heartburn; taking antacids like mylanta;avoidance of alcohol and caffeine. Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) help but your obstetrician would have to approve of any medications that you take during pregnancy. ...Read more
Sometimes when I get nervous I get acid reflux or heart burn. How can I treat this and prevent it in the future?
Prilosec(omeprazole): Mental anguish shown to be associated with increased gastric acid secretion. If you are going to sleep with a good deal of mental stress take an acid reducer at least an hour before and this may help. Omeprazole is the generic of Prilosec. If this happens frequently, get Magnesium Oxide as a supplement & take 250mgs a few times a week, providing your kidney funct is NL (serum BUN & Creatinine) ...Read more
I experience heart burn probably 2-3 times each week, especially at nigh is there more i can do other than treat it with OTC medication like prevacid (lansoprazole)?
Yes: U may want to see GI specialist as other potentially curable condions can exists! ...Read more
What is the likely hood of GERD and Chronic Heart burn Causing Esophageal cancer?
I lost my father to it.. and am 29.. and being treated for GERD. :(
Extremely low: Having said that, if you develop complications related to GERD, such as damage to the esophageal lining (esophagitis or ulcers), bleeding, a stricture, or something called Barrett's esophagus, you should think strongly about an endoscopic or surgical anti-reflux procedure. For now, make sure to get an upper endoscopy once you've had symptoms for about 5 years to make sure. Or sooner if problems.. ...Read more
Chronic inflamation after treated for h pylori.Pain lasts All Day.radiatesto back.stomach fullness, bloating, heart burn.on Nexium (esomeprazole) and carafate.no btr?
See your gastro Md: With continued discomfort while on Nexium (esomeprazole) you must seek further medical help as you may have an ulcer which could bleed. In the meantime please avoid citrus and spicy foods esp tomato based productd and juices. Also avoid alcohol and caffeine. Good luck! ...Read more
May feel the same: Heart burn is a misnomer and has nothing to do with the heart except it can mimic angina. Angina is pain or discomfort that occurs because of inadequate circulation in the heart. Classic symptoms can usually be distinguished but most people need tests to tell them apart, at least early on until they know what they have. You should see your doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Define isosorbide monotrite usage, dosage. Any issue if it is taken for long time. Would it cause heart burn.
I have a burning feeling in the left side of my chest near my heart, doesn't feel like heartburn.comes and goes. What could this be?
Thanks for asking!: Call 911 or go to the ER. This is serious. ...Read more
More info: Chest pain can be caused by many things, more specific information would help to narrow down the likely suspects. Heartburn is a term often used to describe indigestion, acid reflux, or just gi-related pain in the lower chest/upper abdomen area. 'burning' is a more common phrase patients use for this pain rather than 'stabbing', which can often be more consistent with pleurisy or chest wall pain. ...Read more
See full answer: In brief, it is known that significant reflux and regurgitation of stomach contents can kick off and exacerbate an asthma attack. You need to get better control of your reflux if that is what it is. I would suggest to you that reflux is a structural disease and that surgery in the right setting by the right surgeon will offer much better control than medications. ...Read more
Can be difficult: Heart attack typically presents as chest pressure, tightness or heaviness as if someone is sitting on your chest, triggered by physical or emotional exertion, possibly spreading to your jaw, neck, shoulder or arm, associated with shortness of breath, pounding heart beat, sweating, dizziness or nausea. It may not present in this typical way. Can be confused with heart burn. If suspected, go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to tell: It is at times difficult to differentiate between pain due to heart diease and that caused by problems of the upper GI tract.Specific symptoms, age, personal and family medical history may all help in making a determination. However, it is never a good idea to assume that indigestion is the cause. Better to go to the er and get an evaluation than to take an antacid and find out you were wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be same symptoms: But very different problems. Heartburn is a symptom of burning discomfort behind breast bone-causes include reflux of stomach contents, inflammation of esophagus, stomach, ulcers, heart. Heart attack is muscle death in the heart caused by poor blood flow or blockage. May have discomfort, squeezing, burning, heavyness in chest, nausea, vomiting, sweats, shortness of breath, palpitations, faintness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely.: It is probably from lying flat and reflux. Can try a proton pump inhibitor (prilosec / Prevacid (lansoprazole) are now over the counter) for about 7-14 days in the evenings and see if symptoms disappear. If not, to be safe, should see a doc. Can also try sleeping in recliner / at >30degree angle for 2-3 nights and see if no symptoms--this would support gerd as cause. ...Read more
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