Excessive Acid in Mouth

Posted by Susan (NY, NY) on 09/15/2006

I was first diagnosed with gastritis 5 years ago due to taking motring for a long period of time. I have all the common symptom like bloating, gas, regurgitation, bile reflux etc. Like 2 years after I was diagnosed I have been suffering from excessive acid in my mouth day and night. I don't know what to do it is very uncomfortable I have to be eating tums all day because of the sour tast in my mouth and tongue. any suggestions. Please help desperate.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
383 posts

Dear Susan: Nexium isn't going to help you that much. You need to solve the cause. The acid taste is excess acid buildup in your body. Take 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda plus 1/2 glass of water twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. Continue to do this for 2 weeks before you noticed an improvement. Always try to add a pinch of potassium citrate, or potassium bicarbonate if you can find it. Apple cider sometimes helps too, but just stick to the baking soda first. Certain supplements seem to control pH, such as molybdenum and certain foods such as watermelon. People who are acid forming, need to avoid acid forming food like milk, bread, and sugar.