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Once the diagnosis of gastritis has been confirmed by a medical professional, treatment can begin. The choice of treatment depends to some extent on the cause of the gastritis. Some treatments target the exact cause of a particular type of gastritis. Most treatments aim at reducing stomach acid and symptoms. The patient's stomach often will heal over time if the underlying cause is identified and corrected.
Gastritis Self-Care at Home and Home Remedies
If a person knows what causes their gastritis, the simplest approach is to avoid the cause.
Medications to Avoid
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 (Liquiprin, Tylenol, Panadol) is not known to cause gastritis.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/28/2015
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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