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does nexium mask pains from gastritis?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: It inhibits acid production. If pain persisits you will need testing for H. pylori and GERD,
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
The basics: Nexium is one of a class of drugs that work directly on the acid producing cells of the stomach to slow down acid production, like turning down the thermostat on your heater. It is not a pain medicine, but may help reduce pain by reducing the irritation caused by stomach acid backwash on the tissues.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Agree with Dr. F.: Nexium relieves pain by reducing acid production, but does not address the underlying cause of gastritis.
Answered on Dec 20, 2018

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