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Dr. Johnny Roy
Board Certified, Urology
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Will a little bicarbonate of soda for indigestion harm me ?

Dr. Johnny Roy
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Will a little bicarbonate of soda for indigestion harm me ?

NO: No, but it'll make you burp ! ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Angelina Postoev
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Indigestion (Definition)

Indigestion is also known as Heartburn. Indigestion is a feeling of discomfort in the upper belly (abdomen) during or right after a meal. It may present as a feeling of uncomfortable ...Read more


Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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Why am I experiencing indigestion/gas. Shoul I be giving up soda?

GERD home remedies: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Use otc acid blockers for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, zegerid). See a GI doctor if persistent. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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Why am I experiencing indigestion and gas from soda?

Fizz makes you burp: A full stomach needs to empty. When its air that fills you up, esp. If soda is caffeinated, the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes & allows you to burp. In so doing, other stomach contents including acid may get burped up as well. Read other healthtap answers regarding diet & behavior to minimize heartburn. If you belch a lot cut back on caffeinated & fizzy drinks, coffee, & avoid air swallowing. ...Read more

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Will drinking soda help or hurt with my indigestion?

Dr. Stevan Cordas
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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Soda: Usually it hurts since it contains acidic elements. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. G Funari
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I ate crabs at 8pm, took 800mg ibuprofen around 9pm. I woke up at 1 with indigestion. Took some baking soda. It's 5am and I am breaking out in hives. Allegra is the only thing I have on hand so i took one. Will it cure the hives, or should I seek medi

Dr. G Funari
Board Certified, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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If : If you have some benedryl for colds take it per instructions on the box then seek medical care immediately. This may be a food reaction from the crabs. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
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Can I use bicarbonate of soda to remove light tartar stains?

Dr. Arnold Malerman
Board Certified, Orthodontics
48 years in practice
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Not as effective: Not as effective as having your teeth professionally cleaned by the Dentist/Hygienist, and then brushing 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock w a whitening toothpaste. Homeopathic remedies not as effective as specifically engineered products. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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Bicarbonate of soda does it help when i want to lose weight?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
47 years in practice
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No: Drink lots of plain water, not bicarb. ...Read more

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
39 years in practice
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I found out adding just a pinch of bicarbonate of soda alkalizes 250ml of water. Would this be a safe thing to do if occasionally I ate too much acidic food?

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Bicarbonate: Safe to do, yes, unless the sodium load is a problem for you. It is very good of you to incline towards alkaline foods and alkaline diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Can bicarbonate of soda and hydrogen peroxide be mixed safely?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Don't dare: Drinking it!

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Dr. Suzette Clements
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Does bicarbonate of soda stop smelly feet?

Dr. Suzette Clements
Board Certified, Podiatry
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Does bicarbonate of soda stop smelly feet?

Smelly feet: Yes. The medical term for smelly feet is bromohydrosis. Foot odor is most commonly caused by excessive perspiration(hyperhydrosis). Fungus and bacteria live in a dark, warm and moist environment. Bicarbonate soda helps to neutralize the ph of the feet and therefore may eliminate the odor. Antiperspirant spray best to decrease the moisture! preferably all natural type. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

Heartburn is a painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


Dr. John Tetzlaff
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Sodium Bicarbonate (Definition)

Sodium bicarbonate is a rhythm control agent which is a ...Read more


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