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Can I do anything on my own to prevent stomach aches?

There are number of simple things you can do to prevent a stomach ache. First, if certain types of foods cause your stomach ache you should avoid them. Common irritating foods include: spicy foods, tomato sauce, orange juice, coffee, dairy and gluten. If you are getting stomach aches, you can try taking antacids and/or probiotics. Both are available over the counter and have limited side effects. 

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