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i am experiencing heartburn (gerd) and i was wondering if i got h. plyori. how does one get this bacteria and what are the chances of me getting it?

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Dr. Ivy Fisher
43 years experience Pediatrics
GERD: For the GERD heartburn, one can take OTC Omeprazole 20 mg /d or Zantac with a diet that avoids acid foods/drinks. Often H Pylori can be inherited or acquired. A simple blood test can be done to rule this in. Triple therapy (Helico kit) can be given over 3 weeks if positive. from your regular pedi MD.
Answered on Feb 23, 2017
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