How Do You Get Rid of a Stomach Ache in 5 Minutes?

Reviewed on 12/22/2020
It may not always be possible to get rid of a stomach ache in five minutes
It may not always be possible to get rid of a stomach ache in five minutes

Over the counter medical treatment

Lifestyle and home remedies:

Anti-inflammatory foods:

Eating foods that have anti-inflammatory properties can reduce abdominal pain. These foods include blueberries, squash, cherries, capsicum, tomatoes, cold-water fish that are high in omega-3 fatty acids, beans, green leafy vegetables, and almonds. These foods also improve overall body health. It's advised to incorporate these foods in the diet throughout the year, instead of just during the periods. Sugary food, fried and fatty foods, white bread or pasta, alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco can increase cramps.

Herbs to reduce cramps:

Chamomile tea, peppermint, fennel, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric root, and dill are some herbs that have anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce cramps. Sipping two cups of tea containing these herbs per day can help reduce abdominal pain. A small piece of ginger and/or turmeric root may be added to hot water or herbal teas, making it an effective cramp-relieving drink.

Heat therapy:

Applying a heating pad, hot water bottle, hot towel, or heat wrap over the abdomen and back helps relax the muscles in the abdomen and relieve abdominal cramps and pain. The temperature should ideally be 104° Fahrenheit. Taking a hot bath with bubbles and essential oils or hot showers can also help.

Eating practices:

Chewing food slowly, not talking while eating, making sure the food is well cooked, not lying down immediately after eating and reducing excess coffee and tea intake.

Exercise:

Gentle exercise like yoga, stretching, and tai chi can help reduce stress and relax the abdominal muscles. Physical activity can help relieve gas, bloating, and constipation.

What are the causes of stomachache?

Abdominal pain may be acute or chronic, continuous or intermittent, or mild or severe and can have many causes, such as:

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References
WebMD. Abdominal Pain. https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments#1

Marks JW, Davis CP. What Causes Abdominal Pain? Treatment & Relief. MedicineNet. https://www.medicinenet.com/abdominal_pain_causes_remedies_treatment/article.htm

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