Antacid

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 getting chest pain while having food?

Query: Hi doctor,I am having chest pain or esophagus pain while having food for the last two days. The pain is repeated for every 5 to 10 minutes. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many causes of chest pain. Pain while eating food is related to esophageal disorders like esophagitis, esophageal erosions, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal spasm or peptic ulcer disease. The serious causes of chest pain like heart related problem...  Read Full »

I feel bloated and breathless. Is this normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having stomach problems for the past three days and I have been trying everything and not seem to work. Today I tried Zantac 150 and I feel really bloated and feel like I am out of breath. Is this normal? Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Bloating could be due to indigestion issues. Zantac (Ranitidine) will help reduce the acidity of the stomach but not immediately. Take antacids after the meal and at bedtime. Plus, take enzyme digest to help ease digestion, together with Simet...  Read Full »

What medications should I take for the severe stomachache and diarrhea I have been having since morning?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had severe stomach aches and diarrhea since morning. I think it is due to food poisoning. Please suggest some medicines to get relief from stomach pain and diarrhea. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you take the tablet Ornidazole 500 mg, Pantoprazole 40 mg, and Drotaverine 80 mg for five days (consult a specialist doctor, talk with him or her, and take medications with their consent).  Read Full »

Why do I have a frequent burning sensation in my chest soon after a meal?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I have a frequent burning sensation in my chest soon after a meal. My diet regularly includes meat burgers, coke, salads, smoothies, hot dogs, pizza, fish, chips, and fries. Do I have acid reflux? Should I start taking antacids? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. I can understand your concern. You have gastritis as your body secretes more acid. I suggest you to start antacids and avoid oily, spicy foods, and junk foods. Also, I suggest you get an upper GI (gastrointestinal) endoscopy. I hope this...  Read Full »

My stomach lining is thick, and I have loose motions, diarrhea, and nausea. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent abdominal CT scan at the ER for a possible kidney stone was normal in every respect, except radiology report stated a very slight 'thickening in the stomach lining'. I had a normal endoscopy three years ago, which diagnosed a small hiatal hernia, but no other clinical findings...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. I just want to enlighten you that your CT scan report was quite normal¬†and there is nothing to get tensed about. I just want to clarify about your issue regarding the 'thickening in the stomach lining'. As your endoscopy report shows that you had a¬...  Read Full »

Why is there a sensation of ache on my throat when I laugh or cough?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a sensation of ache in my throat near Adam's apple area only when I laugh or cough. It does not pain, and it is more of an achy muscle feeling, and I have had it for a few months. Is this normal? I am currently taking Lansoprazole and nasal steroids for post nasal drip. I also suff...  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern. There can be multiple causes of the symptoms that you are experiencing.1) Reflux laryngitis: due to acid reflux, the acid reaches the larynx and causes constant irritation in the throat.2) Chronis laryngitis: it is seen in people with excessive...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my recurrent throat pain and swollen lymph nodes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sorry as this will be a bit long. I will try to explain concisely. I am a 40 year old male, and I weigh 100 kg and 1.85 m tall. I have toxoplasmosis. Last year, I had a weird throat ache, like a persistent itch on the upper side of my left palatine tonsil. It is hard to describe, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Toxoplasmosis has a sore throat as one of its presenting complaints. So, do not worry about the¬†sore throat as well as rest of the symptoms. They are due to toxoplasmosis only as your tests also show positive for antibodies. An MRI need not be done until you have any com...  Read Full »

Will GERD cause chest pain that subsides on taking antacid?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting chest pain, mostly at night. Only if I consume a Pan-D tablet before dinner, I am not getting pain. While getting pain, I am using ENO so that I am getting relief. I am attaching the reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned, Pan-D (Pantoprazole and Domperidone), an antacid, helps in the pain, which means most probably your pain is due to acidity or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). In GERD, when your stomach acids hit back, pinpoint pain can be experienced in the rig...  Read Full »

Why do I have severe pain from my tummy to vagina and anus?

Query: Hello doctor,I am having severe pain from my tummy to my vagina and anus area. I feel exhausted, and my hands are cold. My flank hurts on my left-hand side, and the pain radiates to that area too. What can this be? I am also having vaginal bleeding. My symptoms are chronic, and the pain is on and of...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms are suggestive of some urinary problems like a renal stone. Is there any problem while urinating like burning, blood, etc. You should get one ultrasound of kidneys called KUB (kidney, ureter, and bladder) and pelvis to detect kidney stone. Also, ultrasound wi...  Read Full »

How to manage my mother's chronic throat pain?

Query: ‚ÄŹHi doctor, My mother is suffering from severe pain in the throat since the past six months. We have been to a lot of physicians, and most of them seem to think it is a sore throat. But, the sore throat medications are not helping. One doctor suggested that the throat pain has got something to do ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your mother seems to suffer from reflux laryngitis. Like the doctor said, it is the inflammation due to excessive production of acid by acid cells in the pharynx, which causes the acid to reflux into the¬†larynx and cause chronic throat irritation. It produces a foreig...  Read Full »

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