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Do I need to take antibiotic for helicobacter pylori?

Do I need to take antibiotic for helicobacter pylori?

Yes.: H.Pylori has been implicated in ulcer formation. The most common way of treating h. Pylori is with the use of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

Helicobacter pylori (or h.Pylori) is a common bacteria which infects the lining of the stomach and can cause ulcers and stomach irritation, among other problems. It is fairly common on the United States and even more common in other parts of the world. It can be diagnosed by blood tests, stool tests, endoscopy, and several other methods. Treatment is a 7-14 ...Read more


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I am having antibiotics for helicobacter pylori and I opened my bowels twice this morning and there was red blood on my toilet roll quite abit and it?

I am having antibiotics for helicobacter pylori and I opened my bowels twice this morning and there was red blood on my toilet roll quite abit and it?

C. diff colitis: The treatment of lower GI bleeding depends on the source of the bleeding. Clostridium difficile colonizes the human intestinal tract after the normal gut flora has been altered by antibiotic therapy and causes antibiotic-associated colitis. Clinical manifestations of C. difficile–associated diarrhea with colitis include watery diarrhea with lower abdominal pain and cramping, low-grade fever. ...Read more

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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot. ...Read more

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Can you get Helicobacter Pylori again later, after having taken the antibiotics the first time around?

Yes.: No one knows how the germ is spread. Only suggestions include good handwashing & safe food preparation & handling. Also, not every treatment regimen works, that's why there are 8 suggested regiments to treat it. You and your doc need to sort out if you had a complete cure and then got re-infected, or the first infection never completely healed. See http://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/files/hpfacts.PDF ...Read more

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I've been treated for helicobacter pylori about 8 years ago by taking antibiotics. Is it possible to be reinfected by the same bacteria?

I've been treated for helicobacter pylori about 8 years ago by taking antibiotics.  Is it possible to be reinfected by the same bacteria?

Sure: Reinfections can occur and you may not have eradicated it by the first treatment. Get another test done and see if you need to be treated, again. ...Read more

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I'm in my 3rd week of Helicobacter treatment and experiencing some heartburn for the first time in my life. Is this normal ? how much time does it needs to heal ? ( what should do ? ) ( 10 days antibiotics , 4 weeks PPI , stomach pain mostly gone)

I'm in my 3rd week of Helicobacter treatment and experiencing some heartburn for the first time in my life. Is this normal ? how much time does it needs to heal ? ( what should do ? )
( 10 days antibiotics , 4 weeks PPI ,  stomach pain mostly gone)

Tums (calcium carbonate): I would continue the PPI and follow up with the GI specialist as directed to test for cure of the h.pylori. In the meantime, you could take some Tums (calcium carbonate) or Mylanta for the heartburn. If that doesn't help then I would see your doctor or urgent care sooner. ...Read more

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Im on antibiotics for Helicobater P.Can I trasmitt it to my husband?does he need to be tested ,too?

Im on antibiotics for Helicobater P.Can I trasmitt it to my husband?does he need to be tested ,too?

Yes and no: You can transmit H pylori through contact of close family members however there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent that transmission other than getting treatment and eradicating the infekction. I would have him get tested only if he is symptomatic though and I prefer the stool H pylori test over the blood test ...Read more

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How treat helicobacter pylori?

Medications: H pylori is usually treated with a combination of several antibiotics as well as other medications. Your doctor will be able to give you the right combinations and duration. ...Read more

Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more