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how to treat peptic ulcers?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
A variety of antacids are available for treatment. Sometimes an antibiotic is needed if you test positive for H.pylori which is a bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers. You can start with a non-prescription antacid for 2 weeks to see if it helps.

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