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How To Stop Stomach Ulcers
Antacids: Antacids will neutralize acid the quickest, assuming truly heartburn from ge reflux and not , say, cardiac pain which can mimic. See md. Avoid fried, greasy, fatty foods, large meals, acidic foods, tobacco, alcohol, mints, carbonated beverages, chocolate. Don't eat for 2-3 h before bed, or lie down for 2-3h after eating. Otc ppis or h2 blockers can help. Still have sx, or frequent, see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Mouth ulcers: Mouth ulcers can be caused and/or triggered by different things, including infections, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions, nutritional deficiencies, and stress. The most common kinds are canker sores (aphthous stomatitis), the cause of which is not known, and cold sores caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus. You should be evaluated by your doctor and treated accordingly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reason for question: Are u having problems now you think are due to ulcer? If so, get checked. It could be something else. Smoking, stress and large amnts of sugar or alcohol can irritate ur stomach. You may have noticed that certain foods, habits or activities make your stomach feel bad, and avoiding those things is obvious to do. Hx & exam cann tell u if meds to prevent ulcer r a good idea for u. ...Read more
Bad things: Even moderate alcohol consumption will probably cause some symptomatic distress and might cause further damage to your stomach. Excessive amounts will definitely make the ulcer worse over time. Talk with your doctor and do everything you can do to avoid excessive drinking. It's important! ...Read more
PPIs: The most common treatment for stomach ulcers is a proton pump inhibitor (ex. Omeprazole) they prevent your stomach from making too much acid, allowing your ulcer to heal. Some ulcers are caused by a bacteria and will need to be treated with antibiotics along with the ppi. Make an appointment with your doctor to determine the source of the ulcer and what treatment is best for you. ...Read more
This won't stop it : But it will help. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip, sip, sip. Work up to solids with bland foods like bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, gelatin, or chicken. Avoid alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, dairy ; high fat foods. Rest. ...Read more
Venous Stasis Ulcer: Periwound itching can be treated with a steroid cream. But itching can be a sign of other things in patients with venous stasis disease. If you have an ulceration, you should be evaluated by a professional who is familiar with wound care. Itching may be a sign, for example, of increased drainage coming from the ulcer and/or an infectious process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is depends on the cause of the ulcer and how much exposure the lining of stomach is getting from it- like alcohol, nsaids, aspirin, steroids, etc. Also if the bacteria assoc w ulcers if present is treated and how thick the lining of your stomach is. ...Read more
Ulcers: How long it takes an ulcer to heal depends on whether the underlying factors which caused it are improved. Ulcers could heal in as little as a week, but if, for example, H pylori is still present or if the patient is taking NSAIDs, or if they are not put on any medicines to heal the ulcer, it could take much longer. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Watch what you eat: Avoid foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits, acidic vegetables and spicy foods-this includes cinnamon tasting chewing gum. Drink lots of water to keep mouth moist. Take multivitamin and try to get sunlight each day. Practice proper hygiene with a soft bristled toothbrush. Avoid mouthrinses with strong cinnamon taste or alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No one knows...: ...For sure what causes them or why they hurt, though they frequently afflict people who are fatigued or stressed out or who have poor diets. People taking certain drugs for rheumatoid arthritis may be more prone to developing them. And heredity is a factor, too. Prevent them by eating well, get plenty of sleep, and avoid citrus fruits, which seem to be particularly good at causing them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Everyone is different. Time to heal depends on the size of the ulcer and if you are taking anything or doing anything that promotes stomach acid. Decreasing stomach acid allows it to heal faster and also avoiding stomach irritants like spicy food, alcohol, nsaid, aspirin, caffeine. If you have lots of stress, that can increase your stomach acid and increases healing time. ...Read more
Prevention: Canker sore or more specifically aphthous ulcer can be prevented by avoiding a common foam detergent found in most toothpastes called sodium laurel sulfate. Switching to biotene or other toothpaste not containing this ingredient can be the cure in preventing this painful condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet: Avoid foods that can irritate your stomach like spicy foods, alcohol and caffeine. Also smoking can decrease the blood supply to your stomach and delay healing. Taking medication like antacids decrease the acid in your stomach which allows the ulcer to heal. Omeprazole or Prilosec is otc and is very effective in reducing stomach acid. ...Read more
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