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What is the best remedy for heartburn? Rennies and milk is not working for me.

60 mths ago

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1 tablespoon of baking soda in 100ml water.

60 mths ago

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Here is a website on causes, prevention and various home remedy treatment: Hope it helps. http://www.essortment.com/all/heartburnhomer_rwel.htm

60 mths ago

I suffered with it a lot, and finally after 2 years went for a camera swallow....my heartburn is now a thing of the past.....I did use altosec, and losec and when I did not have that, a rennie or two, but I have been told that they are not good for you...and then again you can burn some matches....and eat the sulpher, that also helps

60 mths ago

Avoid whatever is causing the heartburn. Spicy food or sweets...

60 mths ago

Soda water.Gaviscon works like a bomb but tastes vile.

60 mths ago

Like Sandy said, bakingsoda is good. Otherwise gaviscon is very good as well..

60 mths ago

My husband also suffers from heartburn and when the Rennies do not work, he will drink Gaviscon. He says it is more effective than Rennies.

60 mths ago

A healthier alternative is to get charcoal capsules/tablets from a health shop. They are very effective.

60 mths ago

Thanks for that question, I was also battling - I did the baking soda thing and that worked once. Gaviscon did not work. Rennies worked once. But sometimes none of the above work. Think I will try the charcoal now.

60 mths ago

Half a glass luke warm water does the trick for me, apparently it simulate saliva and pushes the acid back to the stomach.

60 mths ago

1 teaspoon of bicarb in your mouth (dry), washed down with half a glass of water. Don't do this too often though, because in the long run, it isn't good for you, but now and then can't do you any harm. You should actually go to the doctor to investigate why you get heartburn so that you can get the right muti for the job. Good luck, heartburn is horrible!!

60 mths ago

...dairy is the worst for Heartburn - its acid by nature. I once heard that a tot of apple cider works, and my fiance said in the army he would swallow his cigarette ash when heartburn would set in.

60 mths ago

Milk is the worst thing for heartburn.Don't eat bread,pizza,biscuits-anything with flour, and spicy food will cause heartburn.

60 mths ago

Of course you need to look at the basic causes of your heartburn - try altering your diet. You also need to check that your problem is not acid reflux (hiatus hernia). I had a partial gastroenterostomy and vagotomy 50 years ago to 'cure' a duodenal ulcer (they do that now with antibiotics!) and ever since have had to watch what I eat. But, when I do get heartburn I chew on a Gelusil (if severe) or an ordinary Tums (if not so severe!). You have my sympathies!

60 mths ago

If this is an ongoing thing, rather pay a visit to your GP. It can be an obstruction or something serious. Continuous heartburn can cause cancer of the throat and affect your vocal cords because of the continuous acid in your throat. It happened to a friend of mine so rather check it out. Sometimes I also get heartburn and then use de Witts powder - you get it from at a pharmacy. Even Bismarex will help.

60 mths ago

get a shiatsu (not sure what that is!) well its a japanese form of hand healing look under any complementery therapy!

60 mths ago

Maybe you don't have heartburn at all, it could be an ulcer, if you are having it very often and every time after you eat those are warning signs... I have been struggling with an ulcer all my life from nerves can you believe it? So check it out with your doc!

60 mths ago

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