Heartburn Remedies with Candy
If the thought of chewing gum really doesn't appeal to you, then you'll be pleased to know that there is an alternative available that does have the same effect. After your meal, try sucking a candy - as long as it's hard and isn't mint based. The candy needs to be hard so that you are forced to suck it, rather than chew it since in this case it is the act of sucking that will cause the body to increase its saliva production.
If you decide to exchange your candy for a throat lozenge then you do need to be more careful which type of lozenge you select. After reading the earlier section, if you decide to give up smoking to lessen your chances of heartburn, you may decide to give it up using the aid of one of the many nicotine patches, or lozenges available.
You may think that by sucking the nicotine replacement lozenge after your meal, you can kill two birds with one stone, since the action of sucking the lozenge will produce the saliva you need to neutralize the stomach acids, as well as aiding your nicotine cravings.
However, as you may have guessed, things are unfortunately not that simple. Most nicotine replacement lozenges can actually cause heartburn if they are consumed too fast, so whilst you may think that the lozenge you're savoring instead of desert is helping you, it may really be harming you and increasing your susceptibility to heartburn.
The best thing you can do is to read the instructions that accompany the lozenges carefully to make sure that you consume them only at the advised rate. This is also applicable for any medicated lozenge or candy, not only those used for nicotine replacement.