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Tums And Acid Reflux
I gave my almost 4 year old two tums, he was having acid reflux. After he ate them I realized they are extra strength. He weighs 50lbs should I worry?
Relax: This will not hurt him but may provide some temporary relief. ...Read more
Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more
I take Tums every night for acid reflux.....Would it be better to have an operation? Omeprazole causes pain to my hips.
Go to your Doctor: Chronic reflux is not normal but does not mean you need surgery right away. Adjusting your diet and lifestyle is key. Surgery is usually the last option. If all you have done is take over the counter medications then it is time to get to your doctor and likely a scope of your esophagus and stomach will be recommended. Long term untreated reflux can lead to cancer in the esophagus. Get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The only time my acid reflux ease up is when i force myself to puke and then take tums, i've tried other pills and they did not work, is that normal?
I just started weekly b-12 shots for severely low b-12 numbers. I have acid reflux. Is it ok to take Tums or pepto bismol while getting the injections?
Yes, however...: It is perfectly fine to use tums or pepto bismol- these won't interfere with your treatment at all. Ironically, many with reflux (and many with low b12) have low stomach acid rather than too much! you might want to try some of the alternative approaches to treating reflux that are discussed here: http://www.Naturalnews.Com/036336_ppis_acid_reflux_side_effects.Html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suffers from chronic acid reflux.takes 6 tums a day- but it only relieves the issue for an hour. Tried Zantac but didn't help much. get scoped?
Zantac, tums, and cimetidine have done nothing for my wife's pains. What else could it be besides acid reflux?
Acid Reflux, terrible chest pain that's radiating to my back! Pepcid isn't helping and neither are tums. What OTC medicine can help with this?
Baking soda: Can sometimes be used.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can I take tums if I've taken Pepto and Prilosec tonight? I have acid reflux and have had worse bloating today than normal. I take Prilosec daily.
No interaction: You would not risk an interaction problem, but clearly you are having GI problems that are not being successfully treated - even symptomatically. Consider a full GI examination, Dx and treatment decisions. It might not result in clear answers, but it could and then life will be much nicer. Also, psychotherapy can help if anxiety is the cause. Best! ...Read more
Reflux is also known as Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
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