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Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) (cont.)

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Abdominal pain should always be of concern. Emergency care should be accessed if it is sudden in onset, associated with chest pain and shortness of breath, or if you have bloody vomit or bloody or black tarry stools.

  • Prevention of an H. pylori infection is the best way to prevent associated disease and depends on goods hygiene and hand washing, especially with food preparation.
  • Once H. pylori has been diagnosed, it is important to complete the full course of antibiotic and acid blocker therapy to maximize the potential for a cure.
  • Minimizing irritation to the stomach lining will decrease the risk of gastritis and ulcer, though not the risk of H. pylori infection.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/4/2014

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