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Ousting That Ulcer

Treat most cases with antibiotics

(HealthDayNews) -- If an ulcer is to blame for that burning sensation in your stomach, you probably need antibiotics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the bacterium Helicobacter pylori causes most ulcers, and two weeks of antibiotics should wipe out the infection.

Here are some other ulcer facts:

  • Infections cause most ulcers, not spicy food, acid or stress.
  • A burning pain in your stomach is the most common symptom.
  • A medical test can confirm the diagnosis.
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