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What To Take For An Ulcer
Think im getting a sinus infection. Have had a headache for 2 day, lots of pressure. I have a bad peptic ulcer , what can I take that wont bother ulcer?
Stomach ulcer?: First, see doc to confirm it is an ulcer. If already diagnosed, can use otc ppi like Prilosec or Prevacid or can have doc rx optimal dose of ppi. Sometimes carafate (sucralfate) is added to heal ulcers more quickly. It bonds to ulcer site(s) like a patch to prevent further erosion by acid. Important to take it on empty stomach as food interferes with its function. Avoid acidic foods, caffeine, soda pop, fats. ...Read more
Unpredictable: You never know. A gastric (stomach) ulcer could bleed today or it might never bleed significantly. It depends on how bad the ulcer is and whether there is a major artery nearby. ...Read more
How long does it take for an ulcer to heal during Protonix (pantoprazole) 40mg therapy? When should a second egd be done?
Stomach ulcer: The best treatment for stomach ulcer with h. Pylori is triple med. One antibiotic from amoxicillin, tetracycline, Clarithromycin or metronidazole;one from ranitidine bismuth sub salicylate or bismuth subsalicylate; one ppi. Protonix, Nexium (esomeprazole) or Prilosec for10days to 2 weeks. Ulcer without h.Pylori like from nsaids & alcohol needs one ppi for 8 weeks. Prilosec is good. Avoid alcohol. Thanks. ...Read more
Treat the ulcer...: The syphilis ulcer is real syphilis, and should be treated without delay. If not treated, or ifinadequately treated, it can spread to the rest of the body, including the brain. The time it takes to spread to the rest of the body can vary from one person to the next, so the best thing to do is to get treated as early as possible. ...Read more
No: If you are taking pantoprazole and having stomach pains from it then this is a side effect and you should try another medication. It is always best not to take medications like pantoprazole if a milder medication for heartburn or reflux would work for you. You could try Zantac (ranitidine) which is now over the counter instead. If you have an ulcer then a medication like pantoprazole would be needed. ...Read more
Not the Best Choice: Depending on the problem, Ibuprofen is generally not a good medicaiton if you have an ulcer since it can cause stomach upset as well. Tylenol (acetaminophen) would be less likely to irritate the ulcer but if you need the anti-inflammatory property of ibuproefen, the affect on the ulcer can be minimized by taking it with food. ...Read more
Depends: it depends on many factors, most importantly what was causing the gastritis or ulcer in the first place. It also depends on medications, the presence or absence of Helicobacter pylori, and the the size and severity of the initial problem. If you are still having problems, I would talk to your doctor again. Good luck. ...Read more
treat the cause: The question is, what caused the cellulitis and more, which came first? Cellulitis is an inflammation of the skin but finding the cause is most important. If you did not have a fever or elevated white count, then infection is very unlikely. A more common cause of your condition would be due to pain disease. Get to a wound care center for the appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There should be no problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
Venous disease: A great and common question that is asked. We cannot tell without additional information and seeing how each patient responds to our treatments and modalities. There are so many intervening factors (other diseases, infection, acceptance of recommendations, etc.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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