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Heartburn (cont.)

When to Call the Doctor

In most people, heartburn lasts for a short period of time and stops quickly, especially with the use of certain medications. People should seek medical care if heartburn is increasing in frequency, occurring daily, not responsive to over-the-counter (OTC) medications, or if additional symptoms such as difficulty in swallowing, and frequent nausea and vomiting occur. Other symptoms, such as shortness of breath and/or chest pain, can be mistaken for heartburn; these symptoms should be evaluated emergently.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/3/2014
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