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What can I do to help my stomach when taking antibiotics?

What can I do to help my stomach when taking antibiotics?

Take meds with food: Usually taking antibiotics with food or a snack or a glass of milk can sometimes help from upsetting the stomach when taking medications. Some antibiotics, however, are affected by things like milk and calcium, like Ciprofloxacin and others. Antibiotics commonly cause diarrhea or constipation. ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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What can I do or take to help me control my heartburn and reflux?

What can I do or take to help me control my heartburn and reflux?

Let me help you: Treatment for heartburn and other sign and symptoms of reflex usually begins with over-the-counter medications that control acid. If you don't experience relief within a few weeks, your doctor may recommend other treatments, including medications and surgery. Mylanta, pepcid), Prevacid (lansoprazole) 24hours, .( (tagamet)(nexium). ...Read more

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I have oral thrush and it hurts so bad i cant even swallow my pain pills to help. What can my doctor do for me, or what can i do?

I have oral thrush and it hurts so bad i cant even swallow my pain pills to help. What can my doctor do for me, or what can i do?

Have you been seen?: There are medications that can be used to treat oral thrush. Are you using one? Have you talked to your doctor? ...Read more

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My stomach gets upset when i take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

My stomach gets upset when i take my meds.? I also have Crohn's disease if it helps. What can I do to prevent this?

Fix the Crohn's...: If you have active crohn's disease, your GI tract is already inflammed so eating anything, including the pills prescribed to help you, may give you GI upset until the crohn's flare subsides. Depending upon the treatment course, some drugs can take a very long time (weeks to months) to achieve healing. Talk to GI doctor about your symptoms, dis-satisfaction with your present meds, & rx options. ...Read more

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Any idea what can I do to help preventing back pain? Been to doctor got iboprofen tablets what shall i eat?

Any idea what can I do to help preventing back pain? Been to doctor got iboprofen tablets what shall i eat?

Well low back pain: Excercises might help. Look them up on the internet. If your back pain persists on nsaids then you should see a doctor. In general any pain which persists more than 6 weeks is serious. ...Read more

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What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when i feel bad but i don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?

What kind of herbs do you suggest for acid reflux I use rennie when i feel bad but i don't want take medicine often what can I do to relax my stomach?

Ganoderma: Organogold coffee contains the king of herbs call gaoderma. My patients no longer experiencing such common i poblem. Go online:www.Drerniestarcafe, organogold.Com. You can order it if you want it. ...Read more

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Hello I have bad back pain and my doc will not get me pain meds to help with it. I can barley tallerate the pain and I find myself having to miss work bc of it. What should I do about this?

Hello I have bad back pain and my doc will not get me pain meds to help with it. I can barley tallerate the pain and I find myself having to miss work bc of it. What should I do about this?

Back pain: Most back pain will get better without surgery. Conservative measures like physical therapy, chiropractic care, exercise, and over the counter pain medications are a better option than narcotic pain medications. Follow your doctor's advice, and consider asking for a referral for physical therapy If your pain has lasted more than three weeks, imaging with an MRI may be considered next! ...Read more

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What can I do to get some sleep, sleeping pills don't help me anymore and i feel like my body is getting used to these pills, what can I do ?

What can I do to get some sleep, sleeping pills don't help me anymore and i feel like my body is getting used to these pills, what can I do ?

Prevention: Not being able to sleep may indicated sleep problems that can be life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help. ...Read more

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Which medicine should I take because whenever it's hot I get pimples and my body itches please I need help And what can I do to stop it?

Which medicine should I take because whenever it's hot I get pimples and my body itches please I need help And what can I do to stop it?

Hives?: Sounds like this could be small hives (we call this cholinergic urticaria) especially because they come out when you are hot. Try taking an oral antihistamine like cetirizine or fexofenadine to see if that makes it better. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat my stomach cramps?

What can I do to treat my stomach cramps?

Stomach cramps: Explore the causes (refer my previous response on stomach cramps) with help of your doctor, & treat those. ...Read more

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What do I when I have the flu and im taking prednisone what else can I take to speed up the healing process?

What do I when I have the flu and im taking prednisone what else can I take to speed up the healing process?

See below: Prednisone is not used to treat the flu, but if you are already on it for awhile, you can't stop just because you have the flu. If you are early into the course of the flu, you could take tamiflu (oseltamivir) which would need to be prescribed by your doctor. Zinc lozenges early in the course may shorten symptoms by a day. ...Read more

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I am on amoxicillin for strep throat and my stomach is killing me what can I do to be able to sleep?

I am on amoxicillin for strep throat and my stomach is killing me what can I do to be able to sleep?

Remedies: It is possible that the abdominal pain is from the infection itself and will resolve with time on the antibiotic. It is also possible that the abdominal pain is caused from the antibiotic. Taking the medication with food, taking a probiotic or eating yogurt may alleviate some of the pain. You can try Tylenol (acetaminophen) or other pain medication to help alleviate some of the pain as well. ...Read more

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I am taking amoxicillin and it is causing my stomach to be upset. What can I do or take to eliminate the discomfort?

I am taking amoxicillin and it is causing my stomach to be upset. What can I do or take to eliminate the discomfort?

For your stomach: Be sure to drink at least one cup of fluid - slowly over 3-5 minutes - with your medicine. Also, eat 2 or 3 saltine crackers 2-3 minutes before and again about 3-4 minutes after taking your medicine. Don't combine other meds with it. Is it possible you have a mild gastritis or reflux esophagitis. ...Read more

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What to do if i get stomach pain after taking my meal. Why?

What to do if i get stomach pain after taking my meal. Why?

Could be ulcer: Epigastric pain which is the tip of your stomach could mean either ulcer or gastritis stay on liquid or light diet take either Prilosec or zantac (ranitidine) from over the counter with some anti acid make sure your bowels moving ok no constipation if your symptoms does not improve your doctor should referred you for upper endoscopy it could be your gallbladder as well your doctor could determined that. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stomach bloats everytime i eat! what can I do to make it stop?

What can I do if my stomach bloats everytime i eat! what can I do to make it stop?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating. True bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms http://digestive.Niddk.Nih.Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas. ...Read more

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What to do if i really want to stop taking my allergy pills what can happen to me?

What to do if i really want to stop taking my allergy pills what can happen to me?

Sneezing again: You could again be plagued with the same symptoms for which you are taking the allergy medications for in the first place. It really would be worthwhile to consult an allergist, find out exactly what the triggers are and then develop a game plan to best treat your allergies. ...Read more

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What can I do to help having the flu?

What can I do to help having the flu?

The Flu: How to help from having the flu? In some situations antiviral medications (tamiflu, relenza, (zanamivir) flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness. ...Read more

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Why does my midback hurt after running and what can I do to prevent this?

Why does my midback hurt after running and what can I do to prevent this?

Please be carefull: Please be careful with back pain. It could be something as simple as muscle imbalance, or something worse. When you find the reason you could address the issue in a direct way. Good luck thanks. ...Read more

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Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more