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Dr. PHILLIP KIM Dr. KIM
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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. Paul Choi Dr. Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
33 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Helicobacter pylori infection? What can I do?

Helicobacter pylori infection? What can I do?

H.Pylori: If you are diagnosed with h.Pylori, it is usually not a bad idea to treat, particularly if you are symptomatic. It may even prevent stomach cancer: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/helicobacter-pylori-hpylori. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Roosth Dr. Roosth
Internal Medicine
31 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

What does it mean if you have helicobacter pylori infection?

Problem in stomach: H pylori is a bacterium, found in the human stomach that is implciated as causing gastritis, peptic ulcers and also is associated with gastric cancers and lymphomas. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection in humans, curiously. When found with duodenal ulcers for example, erradication of the organism can prevent ulcer recurrence. See a gastroenterologist! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz Dr. Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

What is the treatment for helicobacter pylori infection?

Combination: Acid suppression meds in combination with antibiotics for 7-14 days. The choice of antibiotics will be determined by your allergy profile and the resistance profiles in your community. The response rate to treatment is not 100%, more like 60-80% so be sure to be tested after treatment to check for cure. ...Read more

Dr. Cindy Williams Dr. Williams
Pediatrics
35 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg and pantoloc 40mg help helicobacter pylori infection?

Does Zantac (ranitidine) 300mg and pantoloc 40mg help helicobacter pylori infection?

H. Pylori: Both of those medications will help your symptoms. However, H. Pylori is a bacteria, and needs an antibiotic, to cure it. ...Read more

Dr. Victor Nwanguma Dr. Nwanguma
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
16 years in practice
University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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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. Brett Kalmowitz Dr. Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Jason Hemming Dr. Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
13 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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Dr. Albert Pizzo Dr. Pizzo
Family Medicine
56 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Helicobacter pylori infection, what is this?

Helicobacter infecti: This is usually a stomach infection. Google to get details on the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Ajay Acharya Dr. Acharya
Internal Medicine
33 years in practice
A P Singh University, S. S. Medical College
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Does adrenal fatigue lead to helicobacter pylori infection?

Does adrenal fatigue lead to helicobacter pylori infection?

No: Helicobactor pylori is a bacterial infection and usual sorse is farm animals and can be obtained from other infected individuals by sharing food and drink ( salive exchange ). Adrenal insufficincy can increase suseptibility. ...Read more

Dr. Ankush Bansal Dr. Bansal
Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
Creighton University School of Medicine
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Can a helicobacter pylori infection cause a bad taste in the mouth?

Yes: Some patients say it causes a metallic taste. But most say it changes the taste of some food and then resolves after completing treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What can I do about adrenal fatigue and helicobacter pylori infection?

See below: Adrenal fatigue as an entity does not exist. See your family physician, he/she will be able to test you for h. Pylori, if indicates. ...Read more

David Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
6 years in practice
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
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Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called helicobacter pylori infections. What is that?

Saw a show on tv and they mentioned something called helicobacter pylori infections. What is that?

Ulcer bug: H. Pylori is a bacterium that can cause ulcers, chronic gastritis and other problems. If not treated, it can cause stomach cancer. Treatment involves antibiotics and other medications in a multi-drug cocktail. The doctors who discovered this bug and its role in stomach disease won the nobel prize for their work. ...Read more

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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz Dr. Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
18 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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Dr. Arthur Heller Dr. Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
39 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

How do I tell kids grandma has helicobacter pylori infections? What do they need to know?

How old r kids?: If little kids, don't need to know much. H pylori is common, (couple billion people in the world have it); can cause infl of stomach, duodenum, ulcers, associated with stomach cancer, lymphoma. Can be treated with a variety of regimens including antibiotics, and antiulcer meds. Don't know transmission exactly: food, water, other people. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner Dr. Hoepfner
Surgery
35 years in practice
University of Washington School of Medicine
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How do you get infection with helicobacter pylori?

Contagious: It is a stomach bacterial infection that can come from food you have eaten, and can be contagious within the same household or family members. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

What is the best antibiotic treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Many regimens!: There are five commonly used regimens, plus others not used much. All give about an 85% cure rate, so if 100 people are treated, eradication will not occur in 15. Since if you test positive for h.Pylori, even after rx, you will always remain positive. My favorite combo is Clarithromycin 500 bid, Metronidazole 500 bid, and a twice daily proton pump inhibitor. Six pills a day is a lot. ...Read more

Dr. Keegan Duchicela Dr. Duchicela
Family Medicine
10 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Do I need to take antibiotic for helicobacter pylori?

Do I need to take antibiotic for helicobacter pylori?

Yes.: H.Pylori has been implicated in ulcer formation. The most common way of treating h. Pylori is with the use of antibiotics. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
544 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. John Leander Po
1,117 doctors shared insights

Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more