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What is the best treatment for stomach ulcer?

What is the best treatment for stomach ulcer?

Acid blockers: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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What is the best stomach ulcer treatment?

What is the best stomach ulcer treatment?

Depends on 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. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more

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Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?

Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?

See below: Stomach ulcers, like any other tissue injury, will heal on its own. Ulcers don't last 5 years. Ulcers should heal withing 2 months and if not have a high risk for being cancerous. Most who are told they have ulcers, (without an endoscopy to prove it) don't have ulcers. If you have persistent pain for 5 years you need to see your doctor and have an endoscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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Does milk help in the treatment of stomach ulcers?

Does milk help in the treatment of stomach ulcers?

No: Although milk is an alkali (opposite of an acid) and it can neutralize acid, the human body is very smart. When you start to eat or drink an alkali, a signal is sent to your stomach telling it to prepare to be "neutralized." the stomach will then respond by producing even more acid to counteract the alkali. Hence, long term use of milk, mylanta, maalox and others is not effective against ulcers. ...Read more

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I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

Upper abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain isn't always due to ulcers. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain that need to be considered. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation, physical examination, and proper assessment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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IS there any home treatment for stomach ulcer?

Yes indeed: Take an antacid regularly (not only for pain or other symptoms). Also, probably acid blocking medications are available in pharmacies, probably without prescription (cimetidine, omeprazole, and several others). A druggist can help choose the best one. Also avoid alcohol entirely and any foods that trigger pain or other symptoms. You should confirm this advice with doctor who diagnosed the ulcer. ...Read more

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Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?

Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?

Yes: Ulcers from amebic colitis usually heal with proper treatment. With you symptoms you should be check for hepatic abscess because E. Histolitica can migrate to liver and other parts of you body. Also, after treatment with Flagyl or Tinicazole you should be treated with Paromomycin or Iodoxyl to kill the cysts. ...Read more

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I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole  tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?

Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more

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Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my back, right side high up?

Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my  back, right side high up?

Unlikely: Triple therapy is used to eradicate helicobacter pylori, a bacteria which can cause ulcers and even cancers. The pain you have may be due to progression or worsening of your ulcer. You should tell your health provider promptly about this symptom. Worsening pain or other symptoms may be a reason to perform an upper endoscopy to visualize the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more

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Can levaquin (levofloxacin) as a stand alone antibiotic cure a stomach ulcer or is combination therapy always necessary?

Can levaquin (levofloxacin) as a stand alone antibiotic cure a stomach ulcer or is combination therapy always necessary?

Levaquin (levofloxacin) ...: ...is an antibiotic and only works to kill bacteria. While H.pylori is a common infectious cause of ulcers, it is not the ONLY cause. Also, H.pylori is not expected to respond to Levaquin (levofloxacin) monotherapy. Please consult your doctor for the correct treatment, if indeed an ulcer is suspected or diagnosed. ...Read more

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Does triple therapy mean you have stomach ulcer and if yes can this case a rise in ALT and AST blood result, itching and hot feet?

Does triple therapy  mean you have stomach ulcer and if yes can this case a rise in ALT and AST blood result, itching and hot feet?

Triple therapy: Yes it depends on what you are using for the triple therapy. Cut our bsai agents. Cut out alcohol. Were you tested for your liver before you started treatment. If you are having funny side effects do not be frightened but check in with your doc. ...Read more

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What would you say is the very best natural cure for a stomach ulcer?

What would you say is the very best natural cure for a stomach ulcer?

Depends: If you know the cause of the ulcer, you may be able to cure it naturally. Ulcers commonly heal by stopping drugs like Motrin or Aspirin which created the problem. Same for alcohol or nicotine, which you can choose to avoid. Healing from stress ulcer or a heart attack may be more difficult without guidance from your physician. There are safe medications to speed the process, choose carefully. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a corneal ulcer?

What is the best treatment for a corneal ulcer?

Serious Problem: The only treatment for corneal ulcer is copious use of antibiotic known to be effective against the particular type of bacteria causing the infection. This is a real concern. See your eye doctor at once. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for buttock ulcer?

Depends on cause: It depends on the cause of the ulcer. If it's due to stasis ulcer (decubitus), then a dressing such as duoderm is helpful. Also, bec there is usualky secondary bacterial infection, tipical and/or antibiotics may be necessary. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers?

What is the best treatment  to prevent the recurrence of leg ulcers?

Compression: Wearing pressure gradient compression stockings, elevation of your legs whenever sitting or on pillows when laying down and moisturizers on the lower legs. ...Read more

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What are the best over-the-counter treatment for a sort of skin ulcer?

What are the best over-the-counter treatment for a sort of skin ulcer?

Skin ulcer: We are unable to answer your question since there are many types of ulcerations that require different forms of treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ulcer?

H Pylori eradication: Peptic ulcers are commonly caused by helicobacter pylori infection, a tough bacteria that can survive in the acidic environment of the stomach. Getting tested for and treated for this condition is important in peptic ulcers. H. Pylori is not the cause. Stomach acid suppression with proton pump inhibitors may also be effective depending on the type, location, and severity of he ulcer. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

What is the best treatment for leg ulcers?

Depends on type: Leg ulcers may be caused by arterial disease or they are often caused by chronic venous insufficiency which is a problem that causes to much pressure to be in the veins near the skin. These ulcers are generally on the ankle mostly on the inside of the leg. The skin is ofter brown in that area. A venous specialist can diagnose and treat this condition. Our cure rate with venous ulcers is 97%. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more