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A 17-year-old male asked:

i have daily acid reflux, neg h pylori. md said no concern. what's best treatment to prevent ulcers, stricture and barrets esophagus ? herbs? diet?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Acid reflux (GERD): One of the best ways to control this is the use of a class of drugs known as H2 blockers. There are several and they are readily available, some OTC. Your doctor can prescribe these for you as well. Good luck.

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Blood test USELESS in this scenario. Imagine you had measles as a kid - your blood test will still be positive - but you don't have the disease... Similarly, a positive antibody test, tells you nothing post-treatment. (typos corrected...)
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