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What is the best treatment for stomach ulcer?

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Dr. Frederick Shieh
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Depends

1) remove the cause for the ulcer (bacteria, medication such as aspirin/motrin, etc.
), your doctor can help you figure it out. 2) allow ulcer to heal more quickly by acid blocking medications.

In brief: Depends

1) remove the cause for the ulcer (bacteria, medication such as aspirin/motrin, etc.
), your doctor can help you figure it out. 2) allow ulcer to heal more quickly by acid blocking medications.
Dr. Frederick Shieh
Dr. Frederick Shieh
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