Medicines that are used to neutralize the acids present in the stomach causing gastric problems are called antacids. They are used to treat conditions like acid reflux, heartburn, indigestion, etc. The common ingredients in an antacid are citric acid, sodium bicarbonate, and aluminum hydroxide.

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Why am I experiencing weight loss, stomach burn, and throat pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel nausea and painful throat. It is paining inside the throat and some coffee color blood came out from the throat while spitting. I am experiencing unexpected weight loss for the last four months. I also have nausea, chest pain and stomach burning. I had an endoscope and a blood test...  Read Full »

Dr. A K Srivastava

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attached files (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears that you are suffering from erosive gastritis. This in turn leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease. I suggest you antacid with PPI (proton-pump inhibitors). Co...  Read Full »

What can be done for chronic dry cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I am suffering from cough for almost a month and my abdomen is paining badly due to cough. The cough gets so severe and I end up vomiting, be it early morning or night. I consulted the doctor and was diagnosed with chronic cough. I followed the medicine and it o...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Dixit

Nephrologist, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Chronic cough for more than three weeks needs evaluation. I would recommend to check CBC (complete blood count), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), Mantoux test, chest x-ray, ECG and serum creatinine levels. Chronic GERD - gastroesophageal acid reflux symptoms...  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for severe acidity, vomiting, neck, and back spasm.

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 40 years old. She is suffering from severe acidity, vomiting, neck, and back spasms. She had taken Mobizox tablet for pain relief. After continuing with that tablet for some days later, she developed severe acidity and vomiting. Later on, she started screaming in pain. No...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query. As per your query your sister needs proper evaluation and check up to know the cause of repeated spasms and pain as there are many causes of this. In my opinion, she should stop taking Myospaz and can use other pain relievers and continu...  Read Full »

Does pineapple cause heartburn?

Query: Hello doctor, I have acid reflux problem. To the maximum it will cause problems like twice in six months. Shall I eat pineapple for the acid reflux issue? What if I eat pineapple daily or alternate basis and manipulate my liver to produce less acid for the future? Also, due to this habit, I can get...  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Acid reflux, also known as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), is a condition related mostly to the esophageal sphincter incompetence. Low to moderate grades of GERD are treated first with antacid drugs, which is the best and the first non-invasive solution. ...  Read Full »

Please suggest some natural remedies to control bad breath.

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from bad breath from a very long time. I consulted a dentist three to four months back and they told me that my teeth are fine and there is nothing wrong. But I feel I have this bad breath all the time, even if I brush twice a day. I tried using mouthwash as sugges...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Dentist, Endodontist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I will help you out. But before that, I would like to see the status of your teeth and tongue. Kindly upload an image as they will help me find what other dentists had missed. I will be waiting for the image, kindly do not use the flash to keep the colors natural. C...  Read Full »

Is excess accumulation of mucus in throat a sign of esophageal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, For two weeks now, I have been clearing my upper throat of what seems like excess mucus. It happens every few minutes when talking but not when keeping quiet or sleeping. It almost feels like my upper esophagus fills with fluid when talking and then I have to clear it. There is someti...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I do not think that you should be worried due to this. As you rightly pointed out this is not similar to common reflux that would otherwise occur in GERD. It is actually acid, however, they might be normal esophageal secretions that occur in response to GERD (g...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for granular sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a granular sore throat for more than three months. I consulted many doctors and one ENT specialist also, but nothing happened. They gave me medicines for gargling and other medicines for seven days. I took medicines from different doctors for about one month, but nothing happen...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send me images of your throat. Do you have reflux in the form of burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up in the morning? Do you smoke or drink alcohol? Do you consume al ot of spicy and fast ...  Read Full »

How to get relief from constant heartburn and other related symptoms?

Query: A couple of weeks before I got severe heartburn, I often felt really bloated and nauseous especially after meals but I kept ignoring it as the symptoms would go away. A month back, I had a faint heartburn throughout the day, and woke up in the middle of the night with severe heartburn all over my ch...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand that must very much frustrated for your ongoing non resolving symptoms. I want you to understand why this symptoms of heartburn occurs in reality. Hear burn is a common symptoms, that can occur in normal subjects as well but does remain long. In som...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for epigastric pain.

Query: Hello sir i am having pain in apegastric region since 3 months. But today very high I had taken acidity tablet and Antacid syrap whenever i take medicine i feel better for short period of time after that it as usually paining me . What should i do ?  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. It has been very difficulty to seel medical advise in this time. I appreciate you of using this platform for your medical queries. From your history it seems the pain secondary to hypersecretion of acid. However, there are many other reasons of upper abdominal pain that may not be related w...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for symptoms like chest discomfort with upper and lower back pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chest discomfort and upper and lower back discomfort since yesterday. I passed stool twice today and the last one was cloudy. I am a 32-year-old male. My height is 5'6" and I weigh about 77 kg.  Read Full »

Dr. Bushra Qamar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your history. Do you have a burning epigastric sensation? Difficulty in breathing? Do you have hypertension or diabetes? What is your last meal? All these significant history points are important to exclude any cardiac problem or any gastric problem.  Read Full »

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