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Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


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I was told that a teaspoon of mustard helped with an upset stomach but on here it says otherwise. My question is why doesn't it help? Would tea help?

I was told that a teaspoon of mustard helped with an upset stomach but on here it says otherwise. My question is why doesn't it help? Would tea help?

Upset stomach: If the stomach distress is caused by gas entrapment taking mylanta or drinking hot water or weak tea should help by breaking down the gas bubbles. If acid irritation of the stomach lining is responsible, mylanta, maalox or even a prilosec capsule would help. If nausea is present, flat ginger ale should help. ...Read more

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Are hard boiled eggs good for an upset stomach?

Are hard boiled eggs good for an upset stomach?

Upset stomach: It's best to avoid solid foods when you have a stomach ache. Instead, you can calm that ache with liquids. Drink as much water as possible, particularly if the stomach ache involves vomiting or diarrhea, as you can quickly become dehydrated. If these symptoms are not present, keep your stomach satiated with clear liquids, such as jell-o, soup broth and apple juice. ...Read more

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I was wondering is ginger ale good for an upset stomach?

I was wondering is ginger ale good for an upset stomach?

Yes, it may help: You might want to let the ginger ale flatten (lose its carbonation) first. Carbonation can irritate your stomach lining. ...Read more

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Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for an upset upset stomach?

Is Tums (calcium carbonate) good for an upset upset stomach?

Tums (calcium carbonate): Tums (calcium carbonate) (Calcium Carbonate) can help reduce symptoms from indigestion & heart burn. ...Read more

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Ginger is it good for upset stomach?

Ginger is it good for upset stomach?

Usually: Ginger, even in the form of ginger ale, is often soothing for an upset stomach. ...Read more

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Is coffee good to cure a upset stomach?

Not the best: Bland diet with plenty of water will work better. Caffeine is a stomach stimulant and may not work the best when sick. ...Read more

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Is there a good cure for an upset stomach?

Is there a good cure for an upset stomach?

Nausea: Can be addressed with ginger. Ginger ale. Ginger tea. Crystallized ginger. For ginger tea. Pour boiling water over freshly sliced, organic ginger. Allow to steep for at least 5 minutes in a potted lid. Cool and sip. Acupuncture also works well for nausea. ...Read more

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What's a good breakfast for a very upset stomach?

Banana: Bananas soothe the stomach and counteracts acids that causes an upset stomach drink peppermint or ginger tea. Eat plain toast. ...Read more

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What foods are good to eat with an upset stomach besides simple breads?

Clear liquids: This depends in part on what is the cause of the upset stomach. Breads tend to be a little harsh and may increase acidity. You will be safer with clear liquids, juices, jello, ginger ale and some find relief with pudding and ice cream. Most stomach upsets are short term but if you have a consistent problem you should see your GI doctor. ...Read more

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What is good for a upset stomach?

Try OTC Ranitadine: It's simply zantac (ranitidine). If this doesn't help, go see your doc. You may need prilosec. You also may need a workup and a GI referral. ...Read more

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Is flat soda good for when you have a upset stomach and are kinda scared to eat anything?

Is flat soda good for when you have a upset stomach and are kinda scared to eat anything?

Old fashion Rx: A few decades ago we routinely advised patients to sip a little flat cola over ice chips to settle a stomach. Now they have an otc product "emetrol" that is based on the same idea. It works for some. The idea is to take small volumes frequently until the stomach stops the spasms. ...Read more

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Is lemon good for baby upset stomach?

Is lemon good for baby upset stomach?

No: Would not use lemons to calm a baby's stomach. It contains citric acid which can upset some people's stomach. ...Read more

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I have a upset stomach because I was drinking liquor last night--what food is good to eat?

I have a upset stomach because I was drinking liquor last night--what food is good to eat?

Upset stomach: You may have caused yourself some alcoholic gastritis from your drinking. Keep your food very simple -- like broth and crackers or rice, even. Baked potato. Applesauce & bananas are easily digested and add pectin for bowel function. If you can find it, papaya for the enzymes. Herbal teas, like peppermint, chamomile, and ginger, may help soothe your stomach. Rehydrate with lots of water. ...Read more

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Is chamomile tea soothing for upset stomach and good for digesting?

Is chamomile tea soothing for upset stomach and good for digesting?

Yes: Chamomile is soothing and antispasmodic. You might also consider teas made from ginger and/or fennel, which are both digestive aids. Ginger has the added bonus of absorbing gas. ...Read more

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Chronic nausea, upset stomach, weakness, loose yellowish stools for 10months. Labs, x-rays, urine and stool exams are good. What's wrong with me?! : (

Chronic nausea, upset stomach, weakness, loose yellowish stools for 10months. Labs, x-rays, urine and stool exams are good. What's wrong with me?! : (

Irritable bowel?: It's hard to say based on your description alone, so I would encourage you to talk to a doctor who knows you well, or to use HealthTap Prime & spend a few sessions going over your medications & condition. Anafranil, (clomipramine) as a TCA, can cause stomach problems, & may have made things worse. It sounds like you can function despite the symptoms, so may be it is diarrhea-predom IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) ...Read more

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Upset stomach "what do I take? "

Try ginger: Probably the simplest way to reduce nausea / upset stomach is with ginger. You can drink slightly flattened ginger ale or nibble on crystallized ginger. Or pour boiling water over freshly sliced organic ginger ; steep x 5 min in a covered pot. Sip. ...Read more

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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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How do you address an upset stomach?

How do you address an upset stomach?

Bland diet, fluids: A bland diet (no added spice, acidic foods, sugary, or salty). Some good foods are in the brat diet - bananas, rice, applesauce, and toast (unbuttered). Also, plenty of fluids. This will make sure you stay hydrated and get proper nutrients and calories. ...Read more

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What should one eat for an upset stomach?

Fluids, initially: First, clear liquids. If you can handle that, you can try eating what you feel hungry for, avoiding spicy and fatty foods. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to take for upset stomach?

Please tell me what to take for upset stomach?

Try ginger: Nausea can be triggered by the brain or my GI irritants. Ginger is an intestinal spasmolytic & helps eliminate gas from the intestines. Ginger also impacts the feedback loop between nausea center in the brain and the stomach. It is very beneficial for nausea and motion sickness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Upset stomach?

Upset stomach: An upset stomach is the sensation that one has nausea or discomfort in the mid abdomen. This can be a chronic problem or resolve promptly. ...Read more

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My husband has been havibg a upset stomach for weeks? Why?

My husband has been havibg a upset stomach for weeks? Why?

GI upset: Not enough info. This will require a medical assessment to determine the actual cause. ...Read more

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Very tired and upset stomach?

Very tired and upset stomach?

Many possibilities.: There are innumerable medical, nutritional and emotional conditions that include being tired as a symptom. These range from simple issues to those far more complex. A good checkup and blood testing would be a good starting point. At your age, could be heart related, mesenteric ischemia, even cancer. ...Read more

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Upset stomach and chills at night?

Upset stomach and chills at night?

Please see doctor: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Upset Stomach (Definition)

An upset stomach is the sensation that one has nausea or discomfort in the mid abdomen. This can be a chronic ...Read more