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What Causes Burning Sensation In Stomach And How To Stop It?

Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed

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Is a burning sensation in the stomach making your life miserable? We understand how it feels when you are at a long-awaited party, eyeing your favorite food, but your burning gut tells you to look away.

Burning in the stomach is a common digestive condition that happens due to indigestion, also known as dyspepsia.

You can alleviate stomach burning by trying various home remedies, which we’ll discuss below. Continue reading to learn all about how to stop stomach burning immediately.

What Causes Burning Sensation In Stomach?

Burning sensation in stomach most commonly occurs due to indigestion or dyspepsia, but it can also be caused by IBS, GERD, certain medications or foods, peptic ulcers, and stomach infections. In rare cases, it can also stem from stomach cancer.

Burning in the stomach happens because of the reverse motion of stomach acid into your food pipeline, known as the esophagus.

The food and fluids produce stomach acid we consume regularly. A valve called the lower esophageal sphincter directs the food into the stomach.

Acid reflux occurs when this valve cannot restrict the food from re-entering the esophagus, causing a burning sensation followed by other symptoms.

You might also face other associative problems like:

  • Trouble swallowing your food
  • Chest pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Digestive issues

A burning sensation in the stomach may also happen due to a stomach ulcer or a gastric ulcer.

Consumption of certain unhealthy dietary supplements can worsen stomach burning and leave you with an unpleasant and sick feeling. Moreover, stomach burning may be an early sign of a severe underlying condition like gastritis.

If you don’t go to a gastroenterologist on time, this unusual discomfort may gradually extend from your stomach to your chest (heartburn). Hence, it is important to get early treatment to manage your symptoms.

What Are The Symptoms Of Burning Sensation In Stomach?

Here is the list of some symptoms that may accompany a burning in stomach:

  • Belching
  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Stomach growling
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal pain

If the symptoms are severe, for instance, excessive vomiting or intense abdominal pain, you should visit a doctor immediately. In case the symptoms are mild to moderate, treatment at home can be considered.

How To Stop Stomach Burning Immediately

Following are the top 10 best home remedies to stop stomach burning immediately:

1. Banana

Ingredients you need:

  • A cup of banana

Bananas are an excellent natural remedy for acid reflux. They can heal your stomach from the burning sensation in time. Regular consumption of bananas helps provide quick relief from acid reflux.

It is because bananas are rich in antacids that counteract the burning sensations in your belly.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar

Ingredients you need:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Honey
  • A cup of water

Dissolve two or three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and one tablespoon of honey in one cup of lukewarm water. Mix well in advance and then gulp it down.

You can consume this mixture whenever you get hit by acid reflux. If the remedy does not instantly alleviate your condition, drink another cup of this mixture after a gap of 2 hours.

3. Lemon Water

Ingredients you need:

  • Lemon
  • Water

Did you know that lemon water is good for acid reflux? Add one tablespoon of organic lemon juice to a glass of hot water. Drink this solution on an empty stomach.

You can drink this mixture in the morning before eating anything. It helps soothe the acid reflux in your stomach caused by overeating last night.

Lemon water helps balance the accumulation of acids in your stomach, diminishing burning sensations in your chest and abdomen.

4. Aloe Vera Gel

Ingredients you need:

  • Aloe vera gel

You can consume half a cup of aloe vera gel before eating anything to appease your heartburn.

You can ingest this remedy whenever you suffer from a burning sensation in your stomach.

Aloe vera gel secretes anthraquinones that generate a laxative effect in your gut. It amplifies the water content in your intestines and facilitates the more natural movement of feces.

5. Milk

Ingredients you need:

  • Cold milk

Drink a glass of cold milk after eating to mollify acid reflux in your gut and prevent acidity.

Consumption of cold milk neutralizes the gastric acids in your abdomen and helps eliminate acidity. The multitude of nutrients in milk aids in lowering the rate of producing stomach acids.

Experts also suggest that cold milk is effective in soothing a burning stomach. A patient on Practo, asked the following question:

“I feel like burning in my stomach and in whole body also what should I do to remove that burning what is the reason of having that burning sensation?”

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta, a renowned general physician with over 40 years of experience in his field, replied:

“Cold milk will help you and take Mucaine syrup.”

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Gupta – General Physician

6. Mastic Gum

Ingredients you need

  • Mastic Gum

You can gnaw a mastic gum to get rid of burning sensation in stomach. It provides instant relief from acid reflux due to its bactericidal properties. It destroys the bacteria that cause a burning sensation in your stomach.

7. Green Tea

Ingredients you need:

  • Green tea
  • Honey
  • A cup of water

Dunk the green tea bag in a cup of hot water for 2 to 3 minutes. Add honey to it if you want to. After 3 minutes, remove the tea bag and drink.

You can drink this green tea twice a day to keep the burning sensations in your stomach away!

This is because green tea contains contents that stabilize acids in the stomach. Its inflammatory property helps soothe the burning sensations caused by acid reflux.

8. Baking Soda

Ingredients you need:

  • Baking soda powder

You can mix one-fourth teaspoon of baking soda with a glass of regular water to curb the effect of acid in the stomach. It provides instant relief from stomach aches and indigestion.

But do not consume baking soda water before 2 hours of other medications you have taken, if any. Baking soda neutralizes the acid effect and tends to slow down the rate at which your body absorbs other medicines.

Also, do not give it to your child unless prescribed by a doctor.

9. Ginger

Ingredients you need:

  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Water

Mince three-inch ginger and jug it in hot water for half an hour. You can also add honey for taste. Pour it into a cup and drink it.

Ginger is effective in curbing various stomach problems like nausea, stomach ache, and acid reflux due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

research study conducted on the “Effectiveness of Nutritional Ingredients on Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions and Symptoms” noted that ginger consumption led to considerable improvement in dyspepsia symptoms such as fullness, early satiety, nausea, belching, gastric pain, and gastric burn. However, research on larger samples for a greater duration is needed for the results to be considered conclusive.

10. Yogurt

Ingredients you need:

  • A cup of yogurt

You can have a chilled cup of yogurt to soothe your stomach acids.

It serves the purpose due to the presence of synthesized Vitamin B and lactobacillus.


1. What medicine is good for stomach burning?

Antacids such as Gaviscon syrup are medicines that are effective in curing a burning stomach. They are composed of magnesium carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, and magnesium trisilicate. Antacids neutralize the acid produced by the stomach, relieving the burning sensation you are feeling.

2. How to stop burning sensation in stomach?

Stay hydrated, and avoid foods that trigger the burning sensation you are experiencing. Moreover, follow the home remedies discussed in this article for quick relief.


These natural remedies are very handy because they provide a broad spectrum of benefits, apart from soothing the burning sensation in the stomach and chest.

Along with the remedies mentioned above, you can also use other ingredients like:

  • Mustard
  • Basil
  • Apple
  • Slippery elm
  • Almonds

If your stomach is prone to acid reflux, avoid citrus fruits, garlic, onion, chocolates, pepper food, alcohol, excessive fat-containing foods, and carbonated drinks. If these tips do not help, you should contact a medical professional, such as a stomach specialist.

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed
Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed - Author Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed is a Gastroenterologist practicing in Islamabad. Dr. Omer Hassan Aftab Ahmed has the following degree: M.B.B.S and has 9 years of experience. You can book an appoitment with him through oladoc. He loves to write on gastric healthcare to raise awareness about general healthcare issues in Pakistan and advise patients on healthy living. If you wish to read his healthcare articles and advice, please visit the following links.
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