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How can I treat esophagitis?

How can I treat esophagitis?

Many: Antacids, elevate head of bed, proton pump inhibitors like prilosec, quit smoking and caffeine, alcohol.Promotility drugs like reglan, (metoclopramide) and at times antifungals if the cause is a fungus. There is an allergic(eosinophilia esophagitis) form for which treatment includes nasally swallowed steroids. Get properly diagnosed via endoscopy if not getting better. Can lead to esophageal cancer in some cases. ...Read more

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Dr. Gloria Fong
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How can I treat gastroparesis?

How can I treat gastroparesis?

Treat Gastroparesis: Gastroparesis means a slow-emptying stomach. Causes may be mechanical (obstruction, or the stomach outlet narrowed from healing of past inflammation, treated by endoscopic dilation), post-inflammatory (due to swelling of the stomach lining from ulcers, treated with acid blockers), or neurologic (as with diabetes, treated with rx that stimulates motility--domperidone, erythromycin, reglan, (metoclopramide) zelnorm). ...Read more

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How can I treat indigestion?

How can I treat indigestion?

Habits: 1- minimize caffeine 2- minimize stress as directed 3- full night sleep- raise head of bed 4- avoid nsaids (motrin advil) 5- multiple small meals ( no large meals) 6- weight maintenance/ lose weight 7- dietary restrictions/ no spicy 8- avoid late night eating, wait 3 hours from last meal prior to sleep 9- 30 to 40 min brisk walk four times per week. ...Read more

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How can I treat pancreatitis?

How can I treat pancreatitis?

Bowel Rest: Pancreatitis is usually treated by allowing nothing to be taken by mouth, adequate fluid administration and pain medication, usually given intravenously. Because it is diagnosed by way of blood tests and x-rays, i think it is safe to assume that most people cannot diagnose it on their own, but if you have any suspicion of having it, i'd say go straight to an emergency room. ...Read more

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How can I treat esophageal varices?

How can I treat esophageal varices?

See a doctor: Esophageal varices is not a trivial lesion. It is usually associated with severe and chronic liver disease. It is not something you can treat yourself for. ...Read more

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How can i treat heartburn problems?

How can i treat heartburn problems?

Heartburn options: Elevate head of bed, avoid tight clothes that cinch the abdomen, avoid meals late at night, wait at least 3 hrs after a meal to lie down, eat smaller meals, maintain a healthy body weight, avoid smoking, avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, caffeine & carbonated beverages. Try acupuncture, hypnosis, ginger tea, relaxation exercises. See if specific foods are triggers such as chocolate, corn, fried foods, ...Read more

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How can I treat bronchiectasis?

How can I treat bronchiectasis?

Pulmonary toilet: Do things to promote clearance of phlegm from your lungs. Quit smoking. Get everyone who lives with you to quit. Smoking outside not acceptable. Live in a place with clean air - at least 1 mile from highways & streets with trucks & buses. Exercise. Maintain normal weight. Control diabetes. Laugh. Take all meds prescribed by your doctor. Get flu & Pneumovax vaccines. Gamma globulin may help. ...Read more

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How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

How can I treat or treat costochondritis?

NSAIDs: Costochondritis is felt to be an inflammatory process involving the junction between the cartilage and bone part of a rib. It's is traditionally treated with anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can I treat peritonitis?

How can I treat peritonitis?

You can't: This needs immediate er attention and always will result in a hospital admission, likely abdominal surgery and high dose antibiotic treatment. You can't do this on your own and you must act quickly before you pass out. ...Read more

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How can I treat asthma?

How can I treat asthma?

Asthma: See an asthma specialist to get a regimen specifically designed for you. Every asthmatic is a different individual with individual medication needs. ...Read more

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How can I cure or treat costochondritis?

How can I cure or treat costochondritis?

Pain meds, Steroids: Unless there is an infectious component to your condition, the main first-line treatment is taking NSAID medications, such as ibuprofen. If this does not work after 3-4 weeks, occasionally a steroid injection can help. In some patients with underlying GI problems, certain medications called ppis (such as prilosec) can also be effective. The condition typically lasts from a few weeks to a year. ...Read more

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How can I treat pneumothorax?

How can I treat pneumothorax?

Depends on the size: Some pneumothoraces will resolve on their own. Larger pneumothoraces require a tube to be placed in the chest to pre-expand the lung. If someone has multiple pneumothoraces they may need a surgical procedure called a pleurodesis to prevent it from happening again. ...Read more

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How can I treat heartburn/acid reflux?

How can I treat heartburn/acid reflux?

See below: Avoid greasy foods (and other foods/fruits that aggravate the symptoms), take otc Omeprazole 20 mg daily, if not better see your md. ...Read more

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How can i treat cuffitis?

Question unclear: I am not sure what you are referring to. Please clarify and we can help you! ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can treat erythematous duodenitis ?

Can i tell me how i can treat erythematous duodenitis ?

Depends.: I presume your diagnosis of erythematous duodenitis was made at upper endoscopy. How to treat it depends on what the cause is.. Your G.I. doctor probably made biopsies, which may give a cause. He will work out with you watch the treatment should be, based on those findings. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I treat croup?

How can I treat croup?

See your doctor: A single dose of steroids often helps the child clear this sooner. Seeing your doctor insures the proper diagnosis and will get you the prescription that you need. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. ...Read more

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How can I treat hemorroides?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are best treated with stool softeners, sitz baths and increasing fiber in the diet. If these do not work, then see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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How can I treat copd?

How can I treat copd?

Stop smoking...: COPD needs to be treated by a physician as there are meds available like bronchodilators and steroid inhalers to control symptoms. If the oxygen level is low, oxygen therapy may be needed. The best thing you can do for yourself is to quit smoking if you are a smoker. Your doctor can help with this as well. ...Read more

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How can I treat cervicitis?

How can I treat cervicitis?

Depends: Cervicitis can be acute or chronic, it can be due to infection by virus, fungus, bacteria, or nonspecific. The treatment will depend on the cause of the cervicitis. You need to have a gyn evaluation to guide the treatment. ...Read more