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Alternative Treatments For H Pylori
I have been prescribed a 7 day treatment of prevacid, (lansoprazole) amoxic.& clarth. For H pylori but can't withstand the side effects. Any alternative treatment?
Treat the H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite. Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection but all of them have side effects & are pretty strong to fight this tough bug. ...Read more
Antibiotics+PPI: H.Pylori is a bacteria that infects the stomache lining. The symptoms are usually upper abdominal pain and burning sensation, dyspepsia or gastritis. It can cause peptic ulcer disease and even stomache cancers. It can be cured by combination antibiotic treatment with amoxicillin, metronidazole, biaxin (clarithromycin) along with a proton pump inhibitor such as pantaprozole or omipprazole given for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more
Two failed treatments for h pylori. Now a third with tetracycline. If it doesn't work what next? Husband tested positive going to do a first treatment
Its possible you &: ...your husband have been passing the infection back and forth. It's critical that you both eradicate the H.pylori organism with simultaneous treatment. Stay the course, make sure you and he both complete your full antibiotic regimen, then both get checked to ensure that H.pylori is gone. ...Read more
Did 3 treatments for h. Pylori waiting a moth for results. Lot stomach pain. Is there a diet that helps with gastritis pain? I'm taking 40 mg PPI.
Stomach pain: Please request your doctor to do a urea breath test when you are not on antibiotics and PPIs for at leat 10 days to make sure whether or not H.pylori has been cured. ...Read more
Try different: Usual regimens to treat h pylori could fail and alternative treatments are available. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
It is less common under 5 years of age,
But h pylori bacteria can develop and also
If parent has this too, it can be familial.
Treatment is taking 3weeks of h pylori kit:
Includes antibiotic, anti-fungal and anti gastric
Medicines which resolves this growth in the
Stomach. If you need to check your child out
Further, just make a virtual appt with me,
Dr Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Dysplasia of what?: To what organ are you referring that exhibits high grade dysplasia--esophagus, stomach, colon, cervix, etc.? H.Pylori treatment is useful early on in addressing malt lymphoma of the stomach--is this the point of your question? ...Read more
Is it normal to get regularilly constapated after treatment for h pylori, stil have most of symptoms and finished course 1 week ago?
You took antibiotics: ...That killed off more that just h.Pylori. Your normal bacterial flora of the gut, both bacterial mass as well as composition, was likely altered. Perhaps, during the course of antibiotics you also modified your diet since some h.Pylori regimens are unpleasant to take. Consider starting a probiotic of your choice, optimize dietary fibers, drink more fluids. Still a problem, then see your doctor. ...Read more
After taking prevpack triple therapy for 14days, if no more h pylori symptoms do I still need to test again? If so how long after the treatment?
Probably not: If you desire confirmatory testing it can be performed at virtually any time after a presumptive successful course of therapy. Good luck. ...Read more
Is H.Pylori contagious? Treatment needs to be followed by spouse too? Once H. Pylori was treated is it gone for good or can you relapse? Thank You.
Moots not: Contagious and the spouse does not need treatment but relapse is common ...Read more
Doing10day h.Pylori treatment, with 2fases 5day esomeprazol+amoxitocin, and next 5 day eso+cloritrocimin+metronidazol, removed metro is still effective?
H Pylori: Most of the standard courses if therapy for hpylori involve 7-14 days of three medications for the full treatment period. In the course that you describe, Metronidazole will not maintain an adequate blood level to be effective throughout the second give days if treatment. Assure from your doctor that the treatment course is indeed as you have outlined here. ...Read more
You sent a script in for me and I do not have insurance and it is a cash price of 534.00 they ask that I have you send another script in for the H. Pylori treatment. Please do this so I can start treatment. Thanks Deborah Sherman?
Deborah, you can't: ...get follow up care through the free Q & A feature of Health Tap. Please arrange for another Virtual Visit & discuss your dilemma with the doctor. S/he may be able to provide a less expensive alternative treatment. I wish you the best. Dr. Anne ...Read more
Upset stomach: Helicobacter pylori are bacteria that invade stomach, until recent decades scientists did not believe bacteria can exist in acid of stomach, as they can not be seen with ordinary stains, cause all gastric troubles, distention bloating, up set stomach, ulcers and even malignancy in some cases. Now presence could be detected by blood test and could be eliminated by antibiotics. ...Read more
Please let your: Prescriber know to get help getting back on track. Take care. ...Read more
Variable: The response will vary depending on the individual and to whether h. Pylori was the cause of the symptoms to begin with. ...Read more
H pylori treatment results in significant improvements in symptoms by 8 weeks after treatment is completed, some continuing improvement can be seen over the next 6 months after therapy is completed.
A study investigating this can be found here -
https://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC3798209/ ...Read more
No: Only prescribed antibiotics have been shown to be effective in the treatment of h. Pylori. Consult your physician. ...Read more
H pylori: If you could not tolerate any of the treatments, then you would have to live with the H pylori infection. However, there are many different regimens of antibiotics which can get rid of the infection, so it would be unlikely for you not to be able to tolerate all of them. Stick with a good gastroenterologist and he will get you through that. Good luck. ...Read more
Can caffeine bring back gastritis 1 month after treatment? (wasn't caused by h.Pylori, nor drugs)
Caffeine and gastrit: Most likely - go back on the medications you were prescribed because one month is too short of a period for healing to be complete! ...Read more
I had endoscopy last month it showed lax les and h pylori. Please tell me the treatment for this.
I have recently went through treatment for h pylori and have had problems with constipation ever since, is this normal?
How soon after finishing treatment for h pylori should you be tested again? What is the most effective test for h pylori?
H pylori: If you had either persistent dyspepsia, an ulcer, or a gastric cancer, you should be retested. After being treated for H pylori, you should wait at least four weeks after completing the therapy and you should be off of your PPI for about two weeks, testing via either a stool test or a breath test. Up to 20% of people will not have their H pylori eradicated the first time. ...Read more
Please tell me, could I take my h. Pylori treatment once a day over a longer period instead of twice over a shorter period?
H pylori: No, you cannot. The treatment regimen is based on half-lives of the medications and maintaining adequate blood levels of the drugs. Once daily dosing is not an acceptable regimen, even if taken for twice the amount of time. ...Read more
After failing first H. Pylori treatment, does the bacteria become stronger and more difficult to eradicate due to the treatment? Worst symptoms too?
H. pylori: At this time, H. pylori does not appear to develop resistance following ineffective treatment. It can be a bit difficult to predict which specific combination of medications will work best for each person. I hope the next treatment works better for you. ...Read more
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