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Foods to avoid with gastritis (gastritis diet)
Changes to your diet can also help improve your symptoms. Common avoidable triggers of gastritis symptoms include:
Several small meals a day also can help gastritis symptoms.
(See the "Causes" for a more complete list.)
Medications to avoid with gastritis
Sometimes a person cannot avoid certain substances that cause gastritis.
In the case of aspirin, coated aspirin may not cause the same symptoms because:
The health-care professional may recommend that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin) be taken with food or with antacids. Doing this may lessen the chance of developing gastritis symptoms.
Switching from aspirin or NSAIDs to another pain reliever may help as well. Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Panadol) is not known to cause gastritis.
When to seek medical care for gastritis
See your health-care professional if your symptoms are new, long-lasting, or worsen despite self-care.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have any of the following symptoms.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/26/2016
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