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The symptoms you have described of having terrible heartburn that has lasted for 4 days is most likely due to a condition called GERD(gastro esophageal reflux disease).It is a condition in which the esophagus becomes irritated or inflamed because of acid backing up from the stomach.Also there is associated gastritis.
The following are the tests that confirm the GERD:
-Upper endoscopy/ esophagogastroduodenoscopy(EGD)
To get relief from this heart burn,following is recommended for you:
- To get relief ,take Pepto-Bismol 2tsf thrice a day after meals.
- Take tab.Ranitidine(Zantac) 150 mg twice a day.Both these are available as over the counter (OTC)without a prescription & will help you greatly.
Avoid alcohol consumption.Dont take fried,spicy,salty,chilly food items. .All this will help you greatly to keep your symptoms at bay.
If still after this,the symptoms persists.then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatment & doctor visit is less likely required.
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