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How do you get rid of heartburn?

  1. KeithJK profile image61
    KeithJKposted 5 years ago

    How do you get rid of heartburn?

  2. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    The acid needs to be neutralized and the easiest way to do that is with antacids.  For a quick fix until you can get some TUMs, is to drink a glass of lukewarm water.  It may wash the acid back out of the esophagus for a short time.

  3. jpcmc profile image88
    jpcmcposted 5 years ago

    Short term solution - antiacid pill
    Long term solution - healthy diet and lifestyle

  4. rfmoran profile image88
    rfmoranposted 5 years ago

    If you don't have any antacid at your disposal, sipping lukewarm water does wonders. Long term is all about diet, exercise and a doctor visit if it persists.

  5. kj force profile image74
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    Best way is to watch what you eat..avoid spicy, greasy and fatty foods..and especially close to bedtime..cut back on your consumption of caffeine and heavy foods in later part of the day..if you do get heartburn you can make a solution of baking soda in warm water..keeping a bottle of Selzer on hand is usually a good idea....you only need to sip these drinks..do not gulp...you have to be careful with antacids, as they can cause constipation...if you get heartburn more than twice a week..consult your Physician...hope this helps...