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What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

What antibiotics work for helicobacter pylori infection?

Various: Confirmed h pylori infections traditionally requires triple therapy. 2 abx and an antacid. These abx are tetracycline, amoxillin, metronidazole, macrolides. There are various combinations to these so ask your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Probiotic (Definition)

Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more


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What is H. Pylori infection?

What is H. Pylori infection?

Helicobacter pylori: This bacteria has been shown to create hyperacidity in the stomach and predispose to gastric cancer. It is easily diagnosed and treated. If you have been having signs of abdominal discomfort, reflux esophagitis, frequent gastric pain please go and see a GI doctor. Best wishes to clear this up. ...Read more

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H pylori and prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) i don't have an ulcer?

H pylori and prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) i don't have an ulcer?

Correct the HCL: From the holistic point of view, H. Pylori survives in the stomach because of not enough HCL (stomach acid). Antibiotic treatment may be affective temporarily, at best. The PPI (anti acid) will cause deterioration in digestion function. Please read the side effects before you take it. My suggestion is to take HCL and digestive enzyme instead. ...Read more

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Can you develop gadtritis after prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment for h pylori?

Can you develop gadtritis after prevpac (lansoprazole amoxicillin and clarithromycin) treatment for h pylori?

Unlikely : Prev pak is the treatment for h pylori associated gastritis. It is unlikely to develop gastritis after treatment. The prev pak is difficult to consume and can irritate your stomach. ...Read more

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Can Razo D tablet be used for destroying H. pylori infection?

No. : H. Pylori is a bacterium. Once diagnosed with H.Pylori, it is necessary to have a regimen of antibiotic therapy and acid lowering medication (of which there are many, Razo D being touted as one of them). After treatment, reevaluation for H. Pylori must also be performed. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Is there a herbal medicine for h pylori  bacteria aside taking antibiotics?

Yes: Mastic gum, an extract of a tree bark, is proven highly effective for H. pylori. See http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199812243392618 & http://theasummerdeer.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/think-you-have-an-ulcer-think-again-h-pylori-and-mastic-gum/ Olive oil & garlic can also help- see http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2007/03/03/a-new-natural-weapon-to-fight-h-pylori.aspx ...Read more

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Can taking antibiotics effect results for stool specimen for h pylori?

Can taking antibiotics effect results for stool specimen for h pylori?

Yes: Both antibiotics and acid reducing agents such as Prilosec should be held for at least 14 days before testing for h. Pylori. ...Read more

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H pylori gastritis showed in EGD. Pain, nausea, treated 3 x with antibiotics. h p. positive. Is L glutamine and probiotic good to fight inflammation?

H pylori gastritis showed in EGD. Pain, nausea, treated 3 x with antibiotics.  h p. positive. Is L glutamine and probiotic good to fight inflammation?

Inflammation: Those products won't eradicate inflammation. Specific treatment with three antibiotics and bismuth for 2 weeks is usually successful in eradicating H.Pylori and ppi medications like nexium or protonix treat inflammation. In my opinion probiotics aren't helpful in treating gastritis. ...Read more

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How dangerous is h. Pylori infection?

Worth treating: If you get tested for this you are having GI symptoms. H pylori is worth treating when you have reflux, peptic ulcers, or gastritis discomfort. Some people feel it can cause on going problems and it is worth taking the prescription regiman to get rid of it. Unfortunately the meds required can cause some nausea and it helps to take food with it. Have the discussion with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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-clindamycin-can I use for helicobacter pylori?

No: Clindamycin is not fda-approved for the treatment of h. Pylori. The fda-approved regimen includes 2-4 weeks of treatment consisting of between two to four medications. See your doctor and get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Can I take metronidazole for helicobacter pylori?

It is one in regimen: Metronidazole is not the top line treatment for h. Pylori infection, but it is one of alternate med if others are not tolerated/allergic etc..Unless you have allergy to it or other contraindication, Metronidazole can be used. Just make sure no alcohol while on it and for additional 2-3 after last dose to avoid possible very unpleansant side effect--severe vomitting. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

Did 3 treatments wth amoxicillin, clarithromycin, metronizadole, tetracycline + PPI for h pylori but stool test is positive. Why? Is there a cure?

We treat patients: Nit lab results, if you are otherwise asymptomatic, disregard those results and don't chase them. H pyliri infection is very common, antibodies can stay in your system forever, ...Read more

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Will clarithomycin and amoxcillin tablets for h pylori also treat my uti?

Likely: Most utis are caused by e coli and they are usually sensitive to amoxicilin. If you have been exposed to many antibiotics make sure that your urine was cultured to make sure that the antibiotics will work for your particular infection. ...Read more

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I have h pylori with no ulcer. Is a ppi required with antibiotics?

I have h pylori with no ulcer. Is a ppi required with antibiotics?

H Pylori: Yes, a ppi is given twice daily while on antibiotics. Usually treatment for h pylori is for about 10-14 days. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Helicobacter pylori infection, what to do?

Treat: See your doctor for treatment. If the infection is confirmed, treatment with a combination of pills, is usually effective in eradicating the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Helicobacter Pylori (Definition)

H. pylori is a bacterium which commonly infects the mucus layer in the stomach. It can cause chronic inflammation of the lining of the stomach, and over the course of many years can increase the risk of gastric or duodenal ulcer. It can ...Read more