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Esophagitis (cont.)

Esophagitis Treatment

Treatment for esophagitis depends on its cause.

  • If esophagitis is caused by an infection, it is treated with medications to eliminate the infection.

  • If esophagitis is caused by acid reflux it is treated with medications that block acid production, for example, heartburn drugs. Depending on the cause of the reflux, different types of medications may be prescribed.

  • If esophagitis is due to a medical procedure the patient may need to be maintained on acid blocking medications chronically. If the cause is due to taking medications, the patient may need to change those medications. Always consult a physician before stopping or changing medication.
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