By Sarah Oliha, Public Relations Intern, Hennepin Healthcare
We have all experienced a bad stomach ache. The sensation may have been dull, sharp, or a mixture of both. No matter what the cause, we can agree that it was unpleasant and the moment it passed we welcomed relief.
Thankfully there are common and simple treatments for stomach aches that are usually effective. Dr. Robert Matlock, Division Chief for Gastroenterology at Hennepin Healthcare, says “Often, stomach aches are temporary and can be treated with a bland diet, rest, and over-the-counter medications for control of specific symptoms, such as antacid for upper abdominal pains, antidiarrheal agents for cramping pain with diarrhea, or bismuth (Pepto Bismol) for upper abdominal discomfort and nausea. Many home remedies exist for short-term stomach aches.” (more…)