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Can you take Tums (calcium carbonate) before eating spicy food and avoid gastritis?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided.
Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice.

In brief: Maybe

If the spicy food gives you gastritis it is clearly not beneficial to you and should be avoided.
Tums (calcium carbonate) may help a little but overall you are creating damage. It is the same principle as taking a migraine medication before you eat the triggering foods. Not really a wise choice.
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