If gastritis happens only now and then, you can likely use just home treatment. This may include changes to your diet, such as limiting how much alcohol you drink. Or you may need to avoid foods and drinks that have caffeine. They increase stomach acid.
If gastritis doesn't get better or it keeps coming back, see your doctor. They may recommend treatment such as:
Taking medicines to help reduce stomach acid and ease discomfort. These include antacids and stomach acid blockers.
Taking medicines to help treat an infection from H. pylori bacteria.
Avoiding medicines that cause gastritis, such as NSAIDs.
Current as of:
February 10, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
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