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14 Home Remedies for Heartburn

Check your painkiller
Aspirin can burn the esophagus.
Aspirin can burn the esophagus.
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If you're about to pop a couple of aspirin in your mouth, think again. Aspirin, ibuprofen and products that contain them can burn the esophagus as well as the stomach. Opt for acetaminophen for pain relief. For a list of precautions to take when using over-the-counter analgesics, click here.