What can I do to relieve stomach pain?
Common home remedies and over-the-counter (OTC) medicines include:
- Eat less food.
- Take small amounts of baking soda.
- Use lemon and/or lime juice.
- Start a BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce and toast) for a day or so for symptom relief.
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol.
What causes a stomach ache?
Various causes of abdominal pain include, but are not limited to, indigestion after eating, gallstones and gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), pregnancy, gas, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), appendicitis, ulcers, gastritis, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), pancreatitis,
How long does a stomach ache last?
Harmless abdominal pain usually subsides or goes away within two hours.
Will drinking water help a stomach ache?
Drinking water at mealtime aids in the digestive process, as it helps move the food through the system. Stomach aches due to contaminated drinking water.
What can you eat when your stomach hurts?
Bananas are part of the BRAT, or BRATT, diet (bananas, rice, applesauce, tea and toast – with or without tea) that’s sometimes recommended for an upset stomach.
Why does drinking water give me a stomach ache?
Water helps keep things moving in your gut so you stay regular. Pay attention to your body when you’re thirsty, and have a glass of water, not soda. Carbonation can cause stomach pain because the fizz can lead to gas.
How do stomach aches work?
When bacteria or viruses get into a person’s digestive system, the body reacts by trying to rid itself of the infection, often through vomiting or diarrhea. Bacterial infections cause what we call “food poisoning.” Bacteria are also responsible for other conditions that may give a person belly pain, such as: pneumonia.