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Stomach Ulcers Treatments
No: Although milk is an alkali (opposite of an acid) and it can neutralize acid, the human body is very smart. When you start to eat or drink an alkali, a signal is sent to your stomach telling it to prepare to be "neutralized." the stomach will then respond by producing even more acid to counteract the alkali. Hence, long term use of milk, mylanta, maalox and others is not effective against ulcers. ...Read more
I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?
Depends on H.pylori: If helicobacter pylori has been documented in association with your ulcer, then treatment of it is requisite.Not treating this bacteria places you at risk for ulcer non-healing, ulcer recurrence, & even stomach cancer.There are a number of antibiotic combinations that work quite effectively in eradicating the infection. After completion of antibiotics, check stool to document clearance of the bug. ...Read more
Acid blockers: Also known as proton pump inhibitors like Omeprazole etc. Are recommended for the treatment of ulcers. Otc antacids may help with short term symptom relief but will not heal ulcers. If h. Pylori bacterium is present you will need antibiotics as well. Avoid any nsaids, or Aspirin and make sure you eat light avoiding heavy, spicy and acidic foods, including citrus, sodas, caffeine, alcohol & smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes indeed: Take an antacid regularly (not only for pain or other symptoms). Also, probably acid blocking medications are available in pharmacies, probably without prescription (cimetidine, omeprazole, and several others). A druggist can help choose the best one. Also avoid alcohol entirely and any foods that trigger pain or other symptoms. You should confirm this advice with doctor who diagnosed the ulcer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sir I have stomach ulcer since 5years what is the best treatment of this. I have pain in stomach 24hour?
See below: Stomach ulcers, like any other tissue injury, will heal on its own. Ulcers don't last 5 years. Ulcers should heal withing 2 months and if not have a high risk for being cancerous. Most who are told they have ulcers, (without an endoscopy to prove it) don't have ulcers. If you have persistent pain for 5 years you need to see your doctor and have an endoscopic evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?
Yes: Ulcers from amebic colitis usually heal with proper treatment. With you symptoms you should be check for hepatic abscess because E. Histolitica can migrate to liver and other parts of you body. Also, after treatment with Flagyl or Tinicazole you should be treated with Paromomycin or Iodoxyl to kill the cysts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I suffer occasional severe abdomen pain. Diagnosed with peptic ulcer. I take 40 mg esomeprazole tablets every morning. Any side effects? Treatment?
Nexium (esomeprazole) S.E.'s: Esomeprazole is a very well tolerated medication, but in the short term it can cause a number of dose-dependent side effects including commonly headache and diarrhea. Longer term use carries other consequences (please see my earlier answer on this topic in healthtap). ...Read more
Had stomach bloat doc put me on Zantac (ranitidine) for ulcer did blood test to see if I had h.pylori that came back clear what is the next course of treatment?
Hi can triple therapy for my ulcer be causing the pain in my upper abdomen after eating and into my back, right side high up?
Unlikely: Triple therapy is used to eradicate helicobacter pylori, a bacteria which can cause ulcers and even cancers. The pain you have may be due to progression or worsening of your ulcer. You should tell your health provider promptly about this symptom. Worsening pain or other symptoms may be a reason to perform an upper endoscopy to visualize the stomach and esophagus. ...Read more
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