How To Alleviate A Stomach Ache

How To Alleviate A Stomach Ache

This video gives you many options for getting rid of your stomach pains through a number of methods.

Step 1: Number Two

Go to the bathroom. Your body may be desperate to eliminate something that you have ingested. Try not to stand in the way of your body's needs.

Step 2: Take Medicine

Take a stomach pain reliever, such as antacid, to remedy the pain. These come in chewable form, liquid, or in gum. Other medications can help eliminate gas. Baking soda has been used to treat upset stomachs for years. Mix a spoonful in some water and drink. If you have any special health concerns, you may need to consult your doctor first.

Step 3: Take Herbs

Peppermint oil has a soothing effect on your stomach. Try it in your favorite candy, or in some herbal tea.

Step 4: Lay Down

A quick nap may help your stomach ache to pass, and lying down on your left side while curling up your knees up may also help you settle.

Step 5: Avoid Bad Food

Prevention is the best medicine. Greasy, spicy or rich foods are often a cause of an upset stomach, so try to cut out the nachos, footlong coney dogs and deep-fried candy bars. If you must have them, try not to overdo it.