Abdominal pain without
fever, vomiting, vaginal bleeding, passing out, chest pain, or other serious
symptoms often gets better without special treatment.
If the pain persists or
if the patient believes the pain may represent a serious problem, they should
see their health care provider.
A heating pad or soaking
in a tub of warm water may ease the patient's pain.
antacids, such as Tums, Maalox, or Pepto-Bismol, also can reduce some types of
abdominal pain. Activated charcoal capsules also may help.
brand names are Arthritis Foundation Pain Reliever, Aspirin Free Anacin,
Panadol, Liquiprin, Tylenol) may help. Try to avoid aspirin or ibuprofen
(common brand names are Advil, Motrin, Midol, Nuprin, Pamprin IB). These
drugs can make some types of stomach ache worse.
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