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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
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
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
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