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Medicine For Esophagitis
How much time is required to treat esophagitis grade A and Hitus Hernia. how long medicines are to be taken.
Try acid blockers: Most esophagitis will likely reflect injury from reflux of stomach contents (gerd) & should typically respond to acid blocker medicines. If you choose this route & you derive no relief after 2 weeks of acid suppression treatment, then seek medical evaluation since esophagitis may be more severe than anticipated, or due to a variety of non-reflux causes. But, hiatal hernias are not cured by pills. ...Read more
PPI: a class of medication call proton pump inhibitors (PPI) has been shown to be most effective for erosive esophagitis, and includes medications like omeprazole. But be sure that you see a gastroenterologist to be sure that this is from reflux and not involve infectious or allergic (eosinophilic esophagitis) or complication of medications, for example. Happy to consult. ...Read more
Is Hital Hernia Curable How Long i have to take medicines for it. I also have GERD with Esophagitis Grade A & Antral Gastritis. IS everything Curable.
Some curable: others manageable , if you follow your doctors advice , most of sliding hernias will not have symptoms , should be left alone with out surgery , only para esophageal type where only stomach herniates through require urgent repair as it may strangulate stomach , Most of time GERD s may not have hiatus hernia at all . ...Read more
Typically medication: Esophagitis is typically treated with medications. This may include medications such as Pepcid or Zantac (ranitidine) called h2 blockers. Sometimes stronger medications such as Prilosec are needed depending on the symptoms and other information. Some patents need surgical treatment to reduce acid reflux if they don't respond to medications. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fight the Fire: Esophagitis is a symptom of another problem, therefore, the sources must be treated to effectively alleviate the pain. Most cases require an acid suppressing medication along with an acid neutralizer as well as surveillance for ulcerative disease. If pain persists despite use of these meds the dose may need to be significantly increased. All people respond differently to meds and their dosing. ...Read more
Yes: Esophagitis is a general term for any inflammation, irritation, or swelling of the esophagus. Many things can cause esophagitis, including infections, drugs, allergens or acid reflux. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) is the most common cause of esophagitis, and studies show that over 40% of american adults experience the symptoms of this disease. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk6896/. ...Read more
OTC meds: Otc meds but it is highly recommended that you see a GI dr. To have your esophagus evaluated. It is not enough to just control your symptoms. You need the problem diagnosed as well. Ranitidine and Lansoprazole have been used to control the symptoms for years. As have other h2 blockers and ppis. ...Read more
GERD is common: Gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is very common, but in some may result in damage to your esophagus ("esophagitis"). Esophagitis when inadequately treated can progress from a red, irritated esophagus, to one that develops erosions or ulcers, to one that becomes narrowed by scar tissue, or even develops pre-cancerous cells (barrett's esophagitis). Risks vary with age & years of symptoms. ...Read more