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How can you treat heart burn effectively?

How can you treat heart burn effectively?

Many OTC drugs: There are many, many drugs that are safe, effective and available over the counter. Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day is a good starter. Omeprazole 20 mg daily is also often effective. There are so many others! ...Read more

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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 to treat trachicardia?

How to treat trachicardia?

Tachycardia: Tachycardia means heart rate more than 100 in an adult. There are several different reason such fever, stress, abnormal conduction like short circuit in heart, and.... Need to talk to pcp. ...Read more

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How to treat angina?

How to treat angina?

CAD Rx: Angina pectoris is treated with diet, exercise, aspirin, beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers, statins and nitrates. When more symptom relief is needed, angioplasty or CABG may be indicated. ...Read more

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How to treat a burn?

Pretty broad ? ...: & our answers are limited to 400 characters. Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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How to treat chemical burn?

How to treat chemical 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

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How can you treat chemical burns?

How can you treat chemical burns?

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 more

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How to treat freezer burn skin properly?

How to treat freezer burn skin properly?

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

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How to treat burn blister ?

How to treat burn blister ?

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 more

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What can prolonged heart burn do to my body?

What can prolonged heart burn do to my body?

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 more

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How to best treat razor burn?

How to best treat razor burn?

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 more

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How to treat heart failure disease naturally?

How to treat heart failure disease naturally?

Limit salt, weigh: Weigh yourself daily at the same time in the same clothes. If there is a 2lb or more gain notify md. Limit sodium chloride intake and check food labels carefully for sodium chloride content. Eat small frequent meals low in fat and glycemic index. ...Read more

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How do you treat fetal heart block?

How do you treat fetal heart block?

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

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How can you treat a sun burn?

How can you treat a sun burn?

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

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How to treat a razor burn?

How to treat a razor burn?

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

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How can you treat coronary heart disease?

How can you treat coronary heart disease?

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

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How to treat sun burn blisters?

How to treat sun burn blisters?

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 more

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How to treat a wax burn to upper arm?

How to treat a wax burn to upper arm?

Time: I assume we are discussing a tempeture like a candle wax. Keep it covered and some antibacterial like neosporin should be fine. ...Read more

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How to treat third degree burn?

How to treat third degree burn?

Hospital: Third degree burn means all the skin is burned off down to the subcutaneous tissue and muscle. If this is the case, you need hospitalization immediately. Otherwise, you will die of dehydration and infection. ...Read more

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How to treat freezer burn on breasts?

How to treat freezer burn on breasts?

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

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How can you treat heart burn effectively?

Many OTC drugs: There are many, many drugs that are safe, effective and available over the counter. Ranitidine 150 mg twice a day is a good starter. Omeprazole 20 mg daily is also often effective. There are so many others! ...Read more

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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?

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

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Sometimes when I get nervous I get acid reflux or heart burn. How can I treat this and prevent it in the future?

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

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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. :(

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

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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?

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

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What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

What is angina vs. Heart burn? How do you tell the difference between angina and heart burn?

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 more

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Define isosorbide monotrite usage, dosage. Any issue if it is taken for long time. Would it cause heart burn.

Define isosorbide monotrite usage, dosage. Any issue if it is taken for long time. Would it cause heart burn.

Slow titration : I will start 5 mg twice a day. Increased slowly follow by physician up to 40mg. More if approve by physician. It's s vasodilator and in theory could relax the lower esophageal sphincter causing gerd symptoms. ...Read more

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Chest pain feels like your being stabbed. Is this heart burn?

Chest pain feels like your being stabbed. Is this heart burn?

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

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What to do if I have heart burn and wheezing?

What to do if I have heart burn and wheezing?

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

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Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

Are heart burn and acid reflux the same thing?

Symptom v. Disease: Heartburn is a symptom; gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is a disease which is the most common cause of heartburn. Therefore, while one may have heartburn secondary to gerd, it is presumptive to call it "reflux" unless this has been proven. ...Read more

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How can I differntiate betwen heart attack and heart burn?

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How can I differntiate betwen heart attack and heart burn?

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 more

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How can I prevent heart burn from taking anti-depressants?

How can I prevent heart burn from taking anti-depressants?

May help: If your acid reflux is associated with anxiety it may help but many pts still need an ant acid as well. ...Read more

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How does heart burn feel differently from heart attack pain?

How does heart burn feel differently from heart attack pain?

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 more

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What's the differencce between heart burn or a heart attack?

What's the differencce between heart burn or a heart attack?

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 more

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When i wake up I have major heart burn. Is that from the trazodone?

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