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Eradication Therapy For H Pylori
What is the question: Yes, you should be treated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not uncommon: The components of the triple therapy cause some GI upset. ...Read more
Lots of choices: 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 MANY antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection--have your doctor recommend the one readily available in your locale (Kampala). ...Read more
Do I need to continue taking Prevacid (lansoprazole) after completion of triple-drug therapy for eradication of an H. Pylori infection?
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
Yes: Helicobacter pylori does not kill directly, but it is culprit for a large percentage of stomach cancers and other tumors. The ulcers that it causes still kill the unwary as well. Best to have the nasty little creatures eradicated as required -- which thankfully we can now do! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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After completed h.Pylori eradication therapy, is it necessary to retest for h.Pylori igg/ urea breath test to confirm bacteria fully eradicated?
2 weeks: Standard treatment is typically for 2 weeks, but there is increased resistance to antibiotics that might require another course with different antibiotics. ...Read more
Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up. ...Read more
Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?
Is it necessary to get tested for H Pylori after 14 days of treatment with Antibiotics and nexium (esomeprazole)?
Not if: you had initially been tested as POSITIVE- that s a curative regimen. ...Read more
Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx ...Read more
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