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Is the treatment for an ulcer and for too much acid the same treatment?

Is the treatment for an ulcer and for too much acid the same treatment?

Yes: Acid reflux, where stomach contents go into the esophagus and cause irritation and true ulcers of the stomach and upper intestinal tract are generally treated with medications that reduce the amount of acid the stomach produces. Simple antacids were the first such treatments and those were followed by special antihistamines and more recently by proton pump inhibitors. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

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


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What is the the treatment for mouth ulcers other than salt?

What is the the treatment for mouth ulcers other than salt?

Coating: Assuming canker sores, not chemo related. Avoid irritants like acid foods, coffee, alcohol. Coat w/ maalox, or mix liquid benadryl(antihistamine) with orabase or oragel. Apply several times daily, as needed. Still takes 7-14 days to heal. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux in children?

Consider...: Diet changes and weight loss. Obviously depends on age of child, however increasing epidemic of childhood obesity is a major contributor. Consider ranitidine with your pcps input after lifestyle changes have failed to resolve. ...Read more

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What is the drug of choice for hiv/aids? And when to start the treatment?

What is the drug of choice for hiv/aids? And when to start the treatment?

Lots of good choices: We now have a number of well tolerated, powerful, once a day combination regimens (including some that are one pill a day) to treat hiv. Your provider will pick a regimen based on your other health issues, other medications you may take, etc. Experts now recommend that most people start HIV medications once they are diagnosed, regardless of cd4 count. But you have to be ready for this committment. ...Read more

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What is the difference in the treatment of bp2 and the treatment of cyclothymia? (what meds are commonly used for one and what for the other?)

What is the difference in the treatment of bp2 and the treatment of cyclothymia? (what meds are commonly used for one and what for the other?)

Significant: Cyclothymia does not require a mood stabilizer. It means that you cycle between normal (euthymia) and depressed. The mainstay of treatment in cyclothymia is an antidepressant. Bipolar 2 definitely requires a mood stabilizer to prevent mania. This is an oversimplification, since the treatment of the depression in bipolar 1-2 is not at all clear cut, and anti depressants are not always effective. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

What is the best treatment for acid reflux?

PPI,foods avoidance: Medication in the ppi class such as prilosec. Along with avoidance of certain foods such as caffeine, citrus fruits, chocolate, fatty foods as as as spices...It is best for you to see doctor for evaluation and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if i can get name of cream.

What is the best treatment for the skin disease rosacea. And if i can get name of cream.

Prescription: The topical medications that we prescribe for rosacea most commonly are of the Metronidazole type -- either gel , cream or lotion with strengths varying from 0.75% to 1%. Another commonly used product is Finacea Gel 15%. Please see your dermatologist for the best option for you. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC treatment for a skin ulcer?

What is the best OTC treatment for a skin ulcer?

Ulcer: Aquaphor healing ointment but if it lasts more than a few weeks it needs to be checked by a doctor for infection or skin cancer. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for Prilosec overdose?

What is the treatment for Prilosec overdose?

Time.: Prilosec does not have life-threatening effects of 'over-dose'. Over time it will be washed out of your body. Check with your doctor for specific guidance. ...Read more

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What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

What is the name of the IV treatment for osteoporosis that is done only once a year?

Zoledronate: Hi. The once/year IV treatment for osteoporosis is zoledronate. Don't forget adequate calcium and vitamin D, weight bearing exercise, and no smoking! Good luck and no fractures! ...Read more

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What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?

What is the cause of h.Plyori bacteria and the best treatment effective for healing h.Pylori stomach ulcer?

Mother nature: H. Pylori is a bacteria that colonizes the stomach lining. It is acquired by casual contact via airborne salive droplets and perhaps contaminated foof. The best treatment is antibiotics. Specific regimes exist for erradication. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for an ulcer of the ankle?

Go to the dr: Don't play with ulcers urself. Firt find etiology. Is it a venous or arterial ulcer for example. Any comorbidites factors? Circulatory status needs to be assessed, presence of infection determined etc Then treatment plans can be initiated. ...Read more

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What is the best probiotic for crohn disease ? And how many is required a day for it to work?

What is the best probiotic for crohn disease ? And how many is required a day for it to work?

No one knows!: This is a good question that it impossible to answer at this time; not nearly enough research has been done. Some studies have found benefits of lactobacilli ; bifidobacteria but there are many different strains ; no one has compared different brands. Research suggests sacchromyces boulardii does not help unless you are on antibiotics. See http://www.Bastyrcenter.Org/content/view/1268/ ; comment:. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for keloid?

What is the cause and treatment for keloid?

We don't really know: Why someone gets a keloid. There needs to be some sort of injury or reason for irritation in a person with that tendency. Treatments include, steroid injection, pressure therapy, excision, and radiation. Discuss this with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the medical treatment for bed sore?Sth such a cream?Gel?

What is the medical treatment for bed sore?Sth such a cream?Gel?

Unloading: The best treatment is to prevent additional pressure on the pressure sore. Supportive wound care is tailored to the type of injury. Large open wounds require dressing changes and may require surgical closure by a plastic surgeon. Red areas on the skin are treated with unweighting and moisturizer to the skin. The real injury is under the skin, closer to the bone. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more