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Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Best medicine for cough?

Best medicine for cough?

Honey in tea: Honestly, most studies have shown limited benefit from store-bought cough remedies. In fact, when compared to lemon and honey in tea....Guess which was best, and safest. Yep, our moms and grandmothers were right! ...Read more

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Whats best medication for GERD please?

Whats best medication for GERD please?

Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Which medicine is best for gerd? Pantaprazole or famotidine?

Apples & oranges: Both medications are acid blockers, but their similarity ends there. Famotidine is an h2-receptor blocker that diminishes acid production, whereas Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitor that nearly extinguishes acid output. If you have acid reflux, less acid means better relief--so Pantoprazole would be a better rx choice. No drug is perfect, so discuss pros & cons of each drug with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the best over-the-counter medicine for Gerd?

What's the best over-the-counter medicine for Gerd?

GERD Relief: If you have already tried antacids, I would recommend any of the drugs in the H2 blocker class (Zantac or Pepcid) generics are available. PPIs such as Nexium (esomeprazole) and Prilosec work great but they have side effects that should not be overlooked. Also, consider the causes of GERD which can be related to diet, and lifestyle. Drugs are really not for chronic use w/o a doctor's supervision. ...Read more

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What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

What's the optimal natural/alternative medicine treatment for gerd?

GERD: The best alternative treatment is dgl tablets which is a special form of licorice tablets in which the bad ingredient that raises blood pressure is removed, hence the name. ...Read more

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Best treatment for gastritis?

Best treatment for gastritis?

Gastric rest: Try not to eat too much spicy foods or milk products. This usually will resolve in less than 1 week. ...Read more

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What's the best alternative medicine for diabetes?

What's the best alternative medicine for diabetes?

Depends: The only way to treat type one, Insulin dependent diabetes, is with insulin. In this disease, your body makes no insulin. There is no alternative; you take your Insulin or you die. Type two diabetes involves Insulin resistance. 80% of people with this problem are obese. Ala (a type of fatty acid) has been shown to help in some studies. Recently cinnamon has drawn attention as a treatment. ...Read more

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What is best for treating gerd?

What is best for treating gerd?

Depends: Treatment is unique to the individual symptoms, severity, and goals of each patient. Options include dietary changes, medications, endoscopic or surgical procedures. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation if necessary. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is a good medicine for erosive gastritis?

What is a good medicine for erosive gastritis?

Erosive gastritis: How to treat erosive gastritis depends on the cause. If H pylori is present, then that organism needs to be treated. If NSAIDs are involved, they probably need to be stopped. Otherwise, medications to reduce acid will usually help gastritis. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Which is best medicine for cough.?

Which is best medicine for cough.?

Identify trigger: Cough is a symptom of an underlying problem. Chronic cough (>6 weeks) can come from asthma, post nasal drip from allergies, sinus infection or even stomach acid reflux. Cough can occur with a cold, whooping cough, or even a foreign body in the nose, lung, esophagus. Rather than suppress the cough with medication, see an allergist or lung specialist to identify the cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for acid reflux?

What is the best medicine  for acid reflux?

Zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid: If you are just starting to be bothered by gerd, then otc zantac (ranitidine) or Pepcid should work well. Those are "h2 blockers" a more potent class of acid-reducing medicine is the ppi class. These include Prilosec and prevacid of course, you should do your part and decrease your intake of peppermint, chocolate, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spicy foods, citrus, and carbonated beverages if none work, c ur md. ...Read more

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Whats the best medicine for allergies?

Whats the best medicine for allergies?

Nasal steroid spray: The most effective medical treatment for nasal allergies triggered by pollen, dust, dander etc is topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. Antihistamines can help many people and are available over the counter. The best long term treatment is allergy injections as this can decrease symptoms and medication requirements for years after shots stopped. ...Read more

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What best medicine for allergy?

What best medicine for allergy?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines such claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec work for a lot of patients. ...Read more

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Please describe a good OTC medicine for bronchitis?

Please describe a good OTC medicine for bronchitis?

None: Bronchitis could be acute or chronic. It could be infectious or non infectious. Otc remedies do not work well for bronchitis in general. ...Read more

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Best pain medicine for ms?

Best pain medicine for ms?

Neuroleptics: Often the best first line meds are neuroleptic medications such as Neurontin and lyrica (pregabalin). Cymbalta is also a good choice. This will focus more on nerve symptoms. If you are dealing the spasm and spasticity then a muscle relaxant may help. Opioids may also help but should not be used as the first line medication. Physical therapy is the best non-medication alternative. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for treating osteoporosis ? Thanks for any advice.

What is the best medicine for treating osteoporosis ?  Thanks for any advice.

Multiple possibiliti: There are now multiple ways and effective treatments for osteoporosis and it depends upon your mother's individual situation. She needs a good evaluation from a quality physician. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

What is the best OTC medicine for tonsillitis?

SORE throat suggest: Hydrate, lozenges especially cepacol which has mild anesthetic properties, tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, throat coat tea are suggestions. Gargle with warm salt water with a dissolved Aspirin in it. If fever, large lymph glands, or infected looking tonsils then get culture for strep. ...Read more

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Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Hello What is the best medicine (proton inhibitor) to take for GERD.Thanks?

Nexium (esomeprazole) is: probably the strongest second generation PPI and I would recommend it. It is OTC but prescription may be cheaper. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more