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Doctor insights on: Eradication Therapy For H Pylori

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more


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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Can h. Pylori recur after treatment?

Maybe...: Reinfection with h. Pylori in an adult is unlikely based on what is understood about its transmission. Recrudescence of the infection may occur if the antibiotics did not completely eradicate the bacteria. The antibiotic regimens have a reported 80 - 90% eradication rate. ...Read more

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What is the complete therapy for H. Pylori ?

What is the complete therapy for H. Pylori ?

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

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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

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Is h pylori deadly?

Is h pylori deadly?

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 more

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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?

After completed h.Pylori eradication therapy, is it necessary to retest for h.Pylori igg/ urea breath test to confirm bacteria fully eradicated?

Usually not: The main reasons for re-testing are: 1. Continued symptoms 2. Family history of stomach cancer 3. Personal history of bleeding ulcers otherwise, the success rates with most hp regimens are good enough to assume successful eradication. ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics effect results for stool specimen for h pylori?

Can taking antibiotics effect results for stool specimen for h pylori?

Yes: Both antibiotics and acid reducing agents such as Prilosec should be held for at least 14 days before testing for h. Pylori. ...Read more

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What medication/s treat h pylori?

Antibiotics: Antibiotics and bismuth salts are the usual treatment. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori. ...Read more

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What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

What is standard duration of h pylori treatment with antibiotics?

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

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What is H. Pylori infection?

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

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-clindamycin-can I use for helicobacter pylori?

No: Clindamycin is not fda-approved for the treatment of h. Pylori. The fda-approved regimen includes 2-4 weeks of treatment consisting of between two to four medications. See your doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

We treat patients: Nit lab results, if you are otherwise asymptomatic, disregard those results and don't chase them. H pyliri infection is very common, antibodies can stay in your system forever, ...Read more

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Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori  bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

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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Can h pylori thyroiditis?

Can h pylori thyroiditis?

No: If you are asking if h pylori can cause thyroiditis then i would have to answer "no.". ...Read more