A 39-year-old member asked:
how can i take care of my stomach ulcer?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Change diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid.
4.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 41-year-old member asked:
Is there a way that you can find out if you have a stomach ulcer without going to the doctor?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
No: The only way to know for sure is to look.
6.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 25-year-old member asked:
How to treat a stomach ulcer?
2 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nicole Bressleranswered
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 44-year-old member asked:
What will happen if a stomach ulcer is left alone with just OTC meds?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Work up: There are numerous treatments once the absolute diagnosis is made. A non healing ulcer is serious. Get to your doctor.
5.9k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 39-year-old member asked:
My friend have a stomach ulcer I want to help her. What foods should not be cooked? No vinegar, right?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ulcers: Generally acidic foods like vinegar, wine, oj, lemon juice, lime juice, tomatoes as well as spicy foods, fried/fatty foods, caffeine/coffee & soda pop exacerbate ulcers. Even milk should have as low fat content as person can tolerate. Hopefully she is taking medication to help heal the ulcer; then she will gradually be able to eat the foods she enjoys again.
5.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
I have a stomach ulcer what can't I eat?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Acidic/fatty foods: In researching this question i found many lists of food to avoid that were completely undocumented & questionable- for example, most lists said to avoid cabbage, which is the food most proven to help heal ulcers! we don't have much science to answer this, but most find it beneficial to avoid acidic foods like citrus & coffee, alcohol & fatty foods. If spicy foods irritate then avoid. See comment:.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 30, 2014
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.