(1) To reduce the effects of disease (or symptom directed treatment) for this one can take medicines which reduces the symptoms which are mainly due to inflammation caused by acid.
A person can take rest which enables one to conserve energy.
(2) To eliminate the cause of disease:
Medicines can also kill the microbes as the medicines can block either :
(a) the pathways specific for the synthesis of new substances required by the pathogen or
(b) respiration required by each of the specific groups of pathogenic organisms.