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Bacteria H Pylori
Should i chew mastic gum? I heard it kills alot of bad bacteria such as H Pylori among others. Any negative effects from mastic gum?
Mastic gum: Despite being very hyped on the Internet, mastic gum has not shown to be effective at eliminating H pylori, particularly when compared to antibiotic regimens which approach 90% efficacy. If you have indigestion or dyspepsia, it's best to see your doctor to be diagnosed as to the actual cause. Good luck. ...Read more
Could these red blotches on my face be from a bacteria such as h pylori ? I've had it for 6 months and my boyfriend now has it too
There are lots: of red blotches that can show up on the face. Because of the duration and your age, most childhood infections can be ruled out,, as well as most viral infections. A picture would be helpful. Doubt H. pylori infections because they usually do not cause rashes. Look up rosacea and tinea on your internet. What is your HIV status? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've been given a triple dose of pylara fort h pylori bacteria . What if I still positive of h pylori after the ten days medication ?
Test not needed: Another test is not needed. Usually the treatment is for 15 days. If you have any symptoms, new or old let your prescriber know. ...Read more
Treat the infection: A sophisticated question. Hpylori produces urease to survive in the acid stomach. If you could stop it, it would be killed. Research is under way. R U a scientist? Not yet. You can kill the bacteria however. If you have symptoms and a test is positive you should take an antibiotic regime such as Amoxicillin and Clarithromycin for ten days together with omeprazole. 90% of ulcers are curable. ...Read more
May take up to: 2 weeks. If not any better the talk with your doctor, some ulcers can take 6-8 weeks to heal. ...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
H pylori: If you have not been treated in past then your doctor may prescribe medicines to treat it. ...Read more
Can i re-take pylo kit for 2nd week? After taking it for one week and still h-pylori bacteria test positive!
Don't retake it…: unless your doctor recommends it again. Very often, depending on which kind of test you are taking for H. Pylori, the test results can remain positive even if the bacteria has been eradicated by the course of antibiotics which you are taking. You should consult with your doctor to determine if you need a repeat H. Pylori test at all, and if so, what kind to take. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm taking prevpack triple therapy for 14 days . Will it eradicate all the h pylori bacteria in one single treatment?
That is the plan: But not always. Occasionally, if you have continued symptoms and are retested and found to have continued h pylori, you may need second course or different antibiotic (choice depending on what doc you speak with). However, the prevpack is suppose to treat it and hopefully end the infection and relieve your symptoms. ...Read more
I have h.pylori bacteria infection again. I got meds, this is my second year of having it. Should I see a specialist about that?
H pylori : h pylori sometimes hard to treat and also some of the testing done not accurate and outdated. You may have past exposure and not an active disease, but some tests don't differentiate. You may also have bacteria strain that's resistant to common combination of antibiotics. Please see gastroenterologist for more exact testing and treatment ...Read more
No: A CBC or complete blood count checks white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelet counts. There is a serologic test for h pylori which can be used to screen for infection, but can not be used after treatment as it can remain positive. A stool test, breath test, or biopsy can be used to check for eradication after treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No dietary changes.: changing your diet will not get rid of H pylori. There are several antibiotics, which when given for a week or two, will reliably get rid of the organism though. You should see your doctor if you have been diagnosed as having symptomatic H pylori infection. Good luck. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with chronic gastritis, as well as having the H.Pylori bacteria. Is smoking anything other than cigarettes still a no?
How to structure a diet that helps in the treatment of h pylori or gastritis. Does drinking a lot of water eliminate the h pylori bacteria?
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