Close X
Get more out of WDDTY.com
by joining the site for free
Free 17-point plan to great health
Twice weekly e-news bulletins
Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
Sign up for free and claim your
17-point plan to great health
Free 17-point plan to great health

Twice weekly e-news bulletins

Access to our News, Forums and Blogs
OR

If you want to read our in-depth research articles or
have our amazing magazine delivered to your home
each month, then you have to pay.


Click here if you're interested
Helping you make better health choices

In shops now or delivered to your home from only £3.50 an issue!

Subscribe!

A programme to prevent stuck pills

About the author: 

I have recently suffered from an ulcerated oesophagus due to a pill getting stuck

I have recently suffered from an ulcerated oesophagus due to a pill getting stuck. This was my third such experience, and I know of others who have the same difficulty.

I recommend the following: standing up to take pills is essential; I take at least half a glass of water and remain standing. Regardless of instructions about taking the pill before or after eating, I always follow the pill with several mouthfuls of food, to help it down in case water hasn't done the trick.

If the tablet sticks, I've found cold foods like ice cream help: the cold acts as an anaesthetic, and the ice cream coats the sore area protectively it can be as effective as an antacid. Finally, I do recommend taking medical advice rather than trying to handle the matter yourself. It is not always straightforward as your case study (WDDTY, vol 9, no 4) demonstrated. A Gabell, Gloucester.........


Exercising the eye

You may also be interested in...

Latest Tweet

About

Since 1989, WDDTY has provided thousands of resources on how to beat asthma, arthritis, depression and many other chronic conditions.

Start by looking in our fully searchable database, active and friendly community forums and the latest health news.

Positive SSL Wildcard

Facebook Twitter

Most Popular Health Website of the Year 2014

© 2010 - 2017 WDDTY Publishing Ltd.
All Rights Reserved