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by Helico_expert
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: I recovered
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: I recovered

Unfortunately blood and stool test cannot tell you which strain of H. pylori it is. A molecular PCR testing may tell you which species, but that's not very helpful. Some diagnostic companies also claim that they can use PCR test to find out which antibiotics the H. pylori is resistant to. But accura...
by Helico_expert
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Treatment for Helicobacter
Topic: Another bug causing gastritis
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Another bug causing gastritis

interesting strategy. I dont know if it will work which I doubt. We had tried using strong PPI and high dose of lactobacillus before. It's not appropriate for me to tell you which strain we used. But after 2 weeks of daily intake of PPI and lactobacillus, we carefully collected the biopsies from the...
by Helico_expert
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Help me interpret my H Pylori blood test
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Help me interpret my H Pylori blood test

US is consider a low prevalence country. Your blood test result may indicate that you either have H. pylori, or you had been expose to H. pylori before. I think it is worthwhile that you get a breath test done. Breath test can be done by any GP and can tell you if you are currently infected with H. ...
by Helico_expert
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Diseases and Symptoms
Topic: H pylori, moderate gastritis
Replies: 57
Views: 88020

Re: H pylori, moderate gastritis

antimicrobial susceptibility test is perfect.

and yes, it can only be done by endoscopy, where you can get the pure culture.

The stool sample contain too many contaminants. Very hard to culture H. pylori.
by Helico_expert
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: Help me interpret my H Pylori blood test
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Help me interpret my H Pylori blood test

unfortunately each laboratory has their own standard for the range. You'll have to find out from the laboratory that your GI specialist used. anyone above 50 needs at least one endoscopy and colonoscopy to make sure everything is normal. If you are not from high gastric cancer region, then I agree w...
by Helico_expert
Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Treatment for Helicobacter
Topic: Another bug causing gastritis
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Another bug causing gastritis

this organism was reported a few years ago. although the organism was isolated, there hasnt been any animal studies to prove it's pathogenecity. even though 16s rRNA has been sequenced, the genome is not yet available. We have seen some gastric inflammation cases where H. pylori is not available. Pe...
by Helico_expert
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Diseases and Symptoms
Topic: H pylori, moderate gastritis
Replies: 57
Views: 88020

Re: H pylori, moderate gastritis

anti histamine will not affect the antibiotic activity. however, it really depends on the side effect you are experiencing. if it's rashes, itch, and swelling, you can probably take anti-histamine. but you really should see a doctor in regards to the side effects. some side effects can be quite seve...
by Helico_expert
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Hot Topics and Common forum Issues
Topic: My H. Pylori Survival Story -- and Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 48896

Re: My H. Pylori Survival Story -- and Questions

It’s not true that reinfection of HP is common. I have seen so many cases where Husband and wife, only one of them is a carrier. The other day, a lady told me that she was married 25 yrs and her husband remain negative. The key, I believe is personal hygiene. If everyone in my he same household brus...
by Helico_expert
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Diseases and Symptoms
Topic: Mastic gum
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Mastic gum

Try probiotics or some natural products..
by Helico_expert
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Diseases and Symptoms
Topic: Mastic gum
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Mastic gum

very good question. i dont know. but, if it doesnt cause trouble, i think it probably doesnt disturb the microbiome much. However, there might be a problem if you overdose it.

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