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.

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Can you get Helicobacter Pylori again later, after having taken the antibiotics the first time around?

Yes. No one knows how the germ is spread. Only suggestions include good handwashing & safe food preparation & handling. Also, not every treatment regimen works, that's why there are 8 suggested regiments to treat it. You and your doc need to sort out if you had a complete cure and then got re-infected, or the first infection never completely healed. See http://www.cdc.gov/ulcer/files/hpfacts.PDF. Read more...

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...

What is the best medicine for Helicobacter Pylori?

NOT a "simple answer. The eradication of H Pylori often requires three medications a PPI ( like Pepcid) and two antibiotics This is NOT a "simple" problem and often requires a GI specialist and endoscopy. Consult your PCP (Primary Care Provider Good Luck Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...
Many types. Helicobacter pylori is typically treated for 14 days with dual antibiotics therapy (Amoxicillin + Clarithromycin or Metronidazole + Tetracycline derivatives, and bismuth subsalicylate with proton pump inhibitor (Omeprazole or Lansoprazole Pantaprazole or Esomeprazole). To assess for eradication of Helicobacter pylori infection post treatment, urea breath test is utilized. Read more...

How can you eradicate helicobacter pylori completely?

Antibiotics. There are several antibiotic regimens which, along with acid suppression, have been proven to eradicated h.Pylori with 70-90% success rates. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori. 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 be treated with antibiotics. Read more...

How does helicobacter pylori get transferred from person to person?

Treat the H.pylori. H.Pylori status is checked with the intention of treating the infection to eradication, when found. Household contacts that are co-infected (fecal-oral route) should receive concurrent therapy to avoid re-passing the infection from the untreated partner to the treated one. Read more...

What is helicobacter pylori? What it do and is it treatable?

This is a. Bacteria that is associated with stomach ulcers. When it is present then treatment of the infection is important for resolution of the ucler(s). It is imminently treatable. Read more...
Stomach bacteria. H. Pylori is a bacteria found in the stomach. It does not necessarily cause ulcers, but is associated with ulcers over 90% of the time. If found, it can be treated with a combination of different medications, see your doctor for a prescription if needed. Read more...