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Comfeel Ulcer Care Dressing Medication
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more
What to do if I have just been diagnosed with an ulcer why am I still having pain if I'm on medication?
It can take time: It can take a little while for the medication to give results. ...Read more
Ranitidine omeprazol: There are three treatments for gastric ulcer. Blocking acid using a histamine blocker such as ranitidine (zantac), Famotidine (pepcid) or a proton pump inhibitor like Omeprazole (prilosec) which are stronger acid blockers and the third is to buffer the acid which is there via antacids (maalox, mylanta, tums, (calcium carbonate) etc) gastric ulcers can actually be healed in 6-8 weeks with acid blockers and diet. ...Read more
Oral ulcers: Mucosal ulcerations in the mouth could be from vitamin deficiency, autoimmune problems or recurrent irritation form dental fixtures. Take b complex vitamin and eat healthy, if happens repeatedly have yourself examined to make sure it is not an expression of systemic diseases. ...Read more
Acid blockers...: Ulcers are usually caused by either an infection with a bacterial called helicobacter pylori or NSAID drugs such eg. Aspirin, ibuprofen, motrin. Acid blockers eg. Pepcid, (famotidine) Prilosec are the drugs of choice for healing ulcers. If you have an infection with h. Pylori then antibiotics are indicated. Good luck! ...Read more
Having uc and sacroilitis and on medication. Developed ulcer on palet with a dull pain. What could this be?
Immune system: It is obvious that your immune system is inflamed and attacking the mucosal surfaces of the GI tract, including oral mucosa. This is not uncommon with inflammatory bowel disease. The first thing I suggest is try eliminating gluten, dairy and sugar from your diet. In some cases, this will resolve symptoms. You can also apply topical deglycerized licorice or aloe to the ulcers to speed healing. ...Read more
Really none: Pain medications such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin (nsaids) should be avoided with peptic ulcers. The best treatment for ulcer pain is acid suppresion witih a ppi (prilosec, prevacid, nexium, dexilant, protonix, etc). Sometimes Carafate may also help a little. The pain shouldn't last long. An analgesic such as tylenol (acetaminophen) or a narcotic may help with pain too. ...Read more
Yes: There should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Nothing: Avoid the insult (ie nsaid). Treat hpylori if present. Use an acid suppression medication. ...Read more
Yes: Most stomach ulcers can be cured medically taking pills, but you need to see a doctor to see if indeed you have the ulcer, and if you have, what caused the ulcer. Depending on the cause, the treatment may be different. Thus you need physician's evaluation and guidance for the treatment. ...Read more
How long does it take for acid reflux to cause an ulcer? I am very good about taking my medication as directed.
Acid reflux if treated properly with acid suppression therapy does not cause ulcers in esophagus. If left untreated over long period of time it may cause esophagitis, esophageal erosions;ulcers in esophagus
but acid reflux does not cause stomach ulcers, which are mostly caused by infection with h pylori a bacteria. ...Read more
Severe acid reflux daily. I'm only 22. Nothing helps but I don't want to take medication. Am I at risk for ulcer?
I have ulcer since last week. I put on some ulcer medication to numb the pain but it still not recovered and worst I have 3 more coming up. Pls help! .
Patience: I know exactly what you are going through as I too was diagnosed with bleeding ulcers last week. Mine happened form meds I was taking after surgery on my knee. Anyway, the acid reducers to help with the pain take time. Ask my spouse - I've been complaining for a week! Every day it gets just a little bit better, but there is no quick way for these to heal and stop hurting - it just takes time. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with ♡burn 5 yrs ago. It happens mostly after waking up. I took medication for 1month but ♡burn didn't go away. Could I have an Ulcer?
Best to see a MD: It is reasonable as an initial treatment to try Prilosec or another OTC stomach medicine at first. If the symptoms persist for longer then two weeks, or are unchanged during that time, you are best served to se a doctor. It might be an infection, treated with antibiotics or something more serious. ...Read more
See below: Talk to your doctor about carafate (sucralfate). It helps to cover injured tissue. ...Read more
Gastroenterologist: Your mother must see a Gastroenterologist and be treated to cure her ulcers. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) is safe: Since it does not mess up with the gastric mucosa /acid ...Read more
I have an esophugaul ulcer and even with medication I have pain. My doctor knows and we will watch it. What might cause it to get worse?
Many things: You are probably on a proton pump inhibitor. It is very important that you do not miss any doses since this drug is keeping your stomach acid level in check. The less acid into your throat the better. It would also be a good idea to not eat very spiciy or "hot" foods in that they may irritate the area as well. ...Read more
I'm taking anti imflamatory now for 2 years for my chronic uper left back pain and this might give me my ulcer what medication should I take to cure?
Stop the NSAID: No medicine will cure a NSAID induced ulcer. Stop taking the anti-inflammatory and talk to your doctor about possible alternatives. ...Read more
I am in so much pain and it is suspected that I have GERD or an ulcer. Medication wears off and I'm in a lot of pain. What to do?
Small quantities of milk (If you are lactose intolerant include "lactaid" tablets.) Also an oral antacid (for example Maalox, Gelusil etc) may help! You failed to mention what medication you were started on and what is planned for tests to determine exact diagnosis! Over the counter H-2 blockers (eg Pepcid (famotidine), Zantac< may also help!
Hope this is helpful!
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What medicine?: Has a GI doctor looked into your stomach with a scope? ...Read more
Proton pump inhibitr: Proton pump inhibitors like omeprazole, nexium, (esomeprazole) prilosec, etc. Decrease acid production helping ulcers. They are over the counter now, but may be more expensive. Medications like pepcid, ranitidine, pepto bismol, and mylanta may help with symptoms, but they are not as strong in protecting the stomach from ulcers. ...Read more
Have an esophageal ulcer. Already avoiding certain foods, on antiacids and coating medication. What are some other steps I should take to cure this?
If you have: An ulcer, consider the class of medicines called proton pump inhibitors, like prilosec, if you are not on that. Stop smoking, make sure your anxiety is controlled though unsure exactly the role of stress and an ulcer. Main think, proton pump inhibitor and stay on them as long as your doc suggests but I would likely stay on them. Good luck. ...Read more