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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)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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Is lipton black tea or green tea an appropriate treatment for ulcer or acid reflux?

Is lipton black tea or green tea an appropriate treatment for ulcer or acid reflux?

No.: Caffeine in tea (green or black) increases the damaging effect of our own natural stomach acid and will worsen both ulcers and reflux. Sorry. A proton pump inhibitor like prevacid/prilosec once a day will be much more helpful! good luck! ...Read more

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After using salicylic acid on my face there are red lesions like superficial ulcers left behind what is the treatment to make them fadeaway?

After using salicylic acid on my face there are red lesions like superficial ulcers left behind what is the treatment to make them fadeaway?

Can you see a dermat: Is a dermatologist available to you? Perhaps you had erosions of some acne pustules. Perhaps you got them from the therapy. What strength (%) of salicylic acid? How long on skin? Was there hard or prolonged scrubbing? Any other products used? Answer is contingent on the details. ...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 treatment of a single leg ulcer in an much older man?

What is the treatment of a single leg ulcer in an much older man?

Depends: Leg ulcer can be a tip of the iceberg. The causes are many so the treatment varies greatly. In the elderly population, vascular disease (artery, vein, and lymphatics), infection, accident/pressure induced soft tissue injury, metabolic issues including diabetes makes healing difficult. Do not delay medical attention, some ulcer can get aggressive and cause big problem. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have an ulcer? How does one determine if they have an ulcer, and what is the best treatment for one?

Let explain: Peptic ulcers are open sores that develop on the inside lining of your esophagus, stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. The most common symptom of a peptic ulcer is abdominal pain. Using a scope to examine your upper digestive system . Treatment for peptic ulcers typically involves antibiotics to kill the h. Pylori bacterium and other medications to reduce the level of acidety. ...Read more

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Could a corn treatment pad give me an ulcer?

Could a corn treatment pad give me an ulcer?

Depends: The pad is designed to remove pressure from the area on the foot that is creating pressure and the skin is protecting itself from. However, some corn pads have an acid medication which will remove the corn but can also remove the good surrounding tissue. This could cause a break in the skin and lead to development of an ulcer. ...Read more

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What's the homemade treatment for ulcers?

Check out this link.: Best wishes! http://health.Howstuffworks.Com/wellness/natural-medicine/herbal-remedies/herbal-remedies-for-ulcers.Htm.

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What is the best treatment for ulcer?

H Pylori eradication: Peptic ulcers are commonly caused by helicobacter pylori infection, a tough bacteria that can survive in the acidic environment of the stomach. Getting tested for and treated for this condition is important in peptic ulcers. H. Pylori is not the cause. Stomach acid suppression with proton pump inhibitors may also be effective depending on the type, location, and severity of he ulcer. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more