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Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment) (cont.)

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What are home remedies for certain causes of abdominal pain?

If you are unsure that your abdominal pain requires medical evaluation, contact your doctor before using any home remedies.

  • Common home remedies for abdominal pain are:
    • eating less food,
    • taking small amounts of baking soda,
    • using lemon and/or lime juice, and
    • starting a BRAT diet (banana, rice, applesauce and toast) for a day or so.
  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol.

Some health care professionals recommend:

  • Taking ginger
  • Peppermint
  • Licorice
  • Chamomile tea
  • Medications such as bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol), loperamide (Imodium), ranitidine (Zantac) and other over-the-counter substances

Some of these listed above may help reduce symptoms, but if symptoms persist, seek medical help. Beware of "cures" advertised for abdominal pains as a single treatment that can cure all types of this problem does not exist.

Taking aspirin or NSAIDs should be avoided until the cause of the pain is diagnosed because the medications could make some causes worse (for example, peptic ulcers, intestinal bleeding).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/30/2013

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