How to Soothe Your Stomach After Eating Hot Peppers

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All too often, having a delicious meal with hot peppers comes back to haunt you in the form of indigestion or heartburn. Peppers can pack a punch both during and after consumption due to capsaicin, the compound that causes the burning feeling. Soothe your stomach after eating hot peppers by trying one of a number of over-the-counter remedies.

Things You'll Need

  • Over-the-counter medication
  • Skim milk
A hot pepper may irritate the stomach.
A hot pepper may irritate the stomach.

Step 1

Remove any tight-fitting clothing. The Mayo Clinic says this puts pressure on your abdomen and can aggravate heartburn.

Remove tight fitting clothes such as belts.
Remove tight fitting clothes such as belts.

Step 2

Try a calcium carbonate antacid if the cause of your upset stomach comes from heartburn. Follow the specific instructions on the packaging.

Try an antacid.
Try an antacid.

Step 3

Take an over-the-counter acid reducer. Unlike antacids, these pills are not chewed but swallowed with water. While it’s best to take these medications before eating the hot peppers, they can still be effective afterwards.

Take an acid reducer.
Take an acid reducer.

Step 4

Consume a dose of liquid stomach medication like bismuth subsalicylate for indigestion or general upset stomach after eating hot peppers.

Consume liquid stomach medication.
Consume liquid stomach medication.

Step 5

Drink one-half cup of skim milk if you don’t want to rely on medication. Family Education recommends this method for people not sensitive or allergic to dairy. The basic property of the milk helps to neutralize acid caused by hot peppers.

Drink skim milk.
Drink skim milk.

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Tips & Warnings

  • Wait at least two hours before going to bed after your meal of hot peppers to reduce the chance of heartburn occurring.
  • If you wake up in the middle of the night with stomach discomfort, elevate your head 6 to 9 inches with pillows. This helps to keep acid in the stomach and out of the esophagus, according to the Mayo Clinic.
  • Do not try more than one medical remedy at a time.

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