Everyone experiences an upset stomach and indigestion, or dyspepsia, from time to time after eating or drinking. This condition is usually no cause to worry about, and it is usually easy treat the symptoms. Here our GP provides some tips and explains when to call our GP at home for stomach pain in Sotogrande.
How to alleviate stomach pain
Try over-the-counter medication
- Gas discomfort may be relieved with the use of medications containing the active component simethicone. However, please make sure to ask our GP before buying any medication.
- If you have heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you should consider taking an antacid or an acid reducer.
- When it comes to constipation, a little stool softener or laxative may be helpful in getting things flowing again.
- If you suffer diarrhoea-induced cramps, drugs containing loperamide or bismuth subsalicylate may be able to alleviate your discomfort. Please contact our GP before you take any drugs.
- Acetaminophen may be beneficial for treating other forms of pain as well. However, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and naproxen should be avoided. They have the potential to irritate your stomach. Contact our GP at home for stomach pain in Sotogrande before buying any medication.
Give home remedies a try
You might try using a heating pad to relieve stomach ache. Tea made from chamomile or peppermint may be beneficial for gas relief. Make sure to consume enough of clear drinks to ensure that your body receives adequate water.
You may also take steps to reduce your chances of experiencing stomach discomfort. It may assist with the following:
- Instead of three large meals, break them up into numerous smaller ones.
- Slowly and thoroughly chew your meal.
- Stay clear from meals that cause you discomfort (greasy or spicy foods, for example).
- Stress may be relieved by exercise, meditation, or yoga.
When to call our GP at home for stomach pain in Sotogrande
Call our GP at home for stomach pain in Sotogrande if:
- You are experiencing significant abdominal discomfort, or the agony lasts for many days
- You're experiencing nausea and a fever, and you've been unable to keep food down for many day
- You're passing bloody stools
- It's painful to pee
- You have blood in your urine
- You aren't able to pass stools, particularly if you are vomiting
- Your stomach has been injured in the days before the discomfort began
- You have heartburn that does not improve with over-the-counter medications and lasts for more than 2 weeks.
Call our emergency service if:
- You have discomfort in your lower right abdomen that is painful to the touch, and you have a fever or are vomiting. These symptoms might indicate appendicitis
- You're spitting up blood
- It's difficult for you to take a breath
- You're expecting a child and are experiencing stomach ache or vaginal bleeding