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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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Ginger (Definition)

Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more


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What are some OTC things to help an upset stomach?

Emetrol, flat cola: Emetrol and sips of flat cola over ice chips can help settle an upset stomach. Avoiding fatty foods, cheese, milk for a day or two helps also while something simple like apple sauce, & jello may stay down in small quantities. ...Read more

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Can soda help an upset stomach or a bloated stomach?

Can soda help an upset stomach or a bloated stomach?

Slightly flattened : Ginger ale. 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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What can you do to help an upset stomach during ovulation?

What can you do to help an upset stomach during ovulation?

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 to help an upset stomach from eating a huge papaya?

PEMF units: Use pemf units will reset pain - common cause is indigestion or inflammatory bowel - need to use betaine hcl to improve digestion - biotic research has a product called bio-hpl which helps with h. Pylori the common cause for ulcers. ...Read more

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My husband been having upset stomach lately, how can I help him?

My husband been having upset stomach lately, how can I help him?

Spicy Meatball: Stay away from spicy or fried foods. If other symptoms develop like nausea or diarrhea then he may have a simple virus. If these symptoms do not resolve fairly quickly or he is prone to heartburn symptoms i would recommend talking him to his doctor for further discussion of diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to help upset stomach due to pill?

How to help upset stomach due to pill?

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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Been having upset stomach for 2 days now.Help?

Ginger: For upset stomach try ginger in the form of slightly flattened ginger ale, ginger tea or crystallized ginger. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain in my left abdominal area along with upset stomach? Help

Pain in my left abdominal area along with upset stomach? Help

Have u been checked?: "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

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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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Upset Stomach (Definition)

Upset stomach is a general term describing any kind of abdominal discomfort. It may include cramping, pain, nausea, or a sense of needing to ...Read more


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