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Medication for gastritis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi
User :   i am having an problem with gasterous
Doctor :   hmm...i really did not understand...could you just tell me what symptoms you have
Doctor :   i.e what problems do you face?
Doctor :   i suppose it is something to do with stomach pain?
User :   burning in stomach
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when does it appear?
Doctor :   and how long has it been there?\
User :   early morning and late evening
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since how many days/weeks/months?
User :   some times there will cramp on neck or shoulder too
User :   it is from past 2 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ; Marital Status:
User :   25, employe, bangalore, single
Doctor :   ok.
Do you smoke/drink alcohol/Any other habits?
User :   No Doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor/Taken any medication for your problem?
User :   yes i was taking gelisil 1.5 year back after that i took unani medicine at that time it is okay
Doctor :   hmm
User :   now from 6 months i have stopped that.
Doctor :   what is the relation to food? does this burning come after or before food?
Doctor : you get this feeling daily?
User :   before food
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes from past 15 days i will feel
Doctor :   do you work regular hours/eat regularly/sleep well?
Doctor :   is there a relation to work or other stress when this gastritis appears?
User :   yes/ not at time/ yeah at late night my stomach gets burning
Doctor :   see
Doctor :   if this is an on and off problem then there is nothing to worry
User :   okay doc what is solution for this
Doctor :   but if you get this everyday and for long periods
Doctor :   then you have to take care of it with medication
Doctor :   first of all you know that this problem is related to hurry worry and curry
Doctor :   so let me start with general advise
User :   okay
Doctor :   of avoiding spicy food
User :   okay
Doctor :   and eating regular meals
User :   okay
Doctor :   gelusil is good to start with
User :   i dont want to take it
Doctor :   take one just half hour before a meal
Doctor :   do not use gelusil for more than a couple of weeks
User :   okay
Doctor :   if the problem does not subside you should take rantac/omez/H.pylori kit
Doctor :   but this we can discuss if and when the problem arises
Doctor :   moat people do get small episodes of gastritis
Doctor :   *most
Doctor :   this is acute gastritis..usually arises out of sudden increase in stress/poor eating habits for a short time etc
Doctor :   this only needs some small corrective general measures
Doctor :   however if the problem persists it should be treated with medicines
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   you seem to have moved away from the chat, I will have to close this window
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