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How should I do to avoid transmission?

How do you catch Hp? From your mother when she kisses you? From brothers and sisters as a small child? From sexual partners as adults (kissing)? From dirty water (fecal contamination)? From animals? Who knows???

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How should I do to avoid transmission?

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Since I got H.pylori, I did not share foods with my family. I use my own plate and fork. And I put them in the Household disinfectant cabinet everyday. But I still worry about H.pylori. How should I do to avoid touching H.pylori again? Can these things on the list below transmit H.pylori?
(1) talk with other people face to face
(2) touching same things, like keyboard
(3) eating foods bought form supermarket
(4) have sex with my wife
Thank you!

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

Post by Helico_expert »

Hi, it's actually quite hard to catch H. pylori by sharing food. but not sharing food not only reduce risk of transmitting H. pylori, not sharing food also reduce risk of all other pathogens. so it's a good practice i suppose.

H. pylori has been detected in the mouth but transmission by talking route has not been established. my guess is no. it will not be possible.
and also no to the other options you listed.

what you can do is get every family members have their H. pylori check and remove. then you dont have to worry H. pylori from your closest people.

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

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HP can be passed between couples. I recommend that if symptoms recur you both be tested by serology and breath test. If your partner is infected then next time you should both have the same treatment. Actually, reinfection from an infected partner is probably in the range of 2-5% per year but the exact rate is uncertain.
Catching Hp from the other things in your list is rare or very unlikely in my opinion. There is no evidence for it. Hp dies on dry surfaces. In a family with several very young children, vomiting attacks or faeces contamination are likely routes. Also, an infected mother chewing a baby's food, licking a pacifier (dummy etc). :ugeek:
Check the link below for information on hard-to-treat cases. Then search the forums for questions and answers similar to yours.
docs/200808%20stenstrom%20Hp%20Treatment.pdf

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

Post by rifle_li »

Your answers are very useful for me. Thanks a lot! :D

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

Post by Rcolumbus »

Thanks for the information. I have had stomach problems for years. When I throw-up I always end up at the hospital and need shots to stop.

I am on my seventh day of treatment and was worried about spreading this to my family. This treatment is for 10 days

I am taking 140mg of bismuth subcitrate potassium; 125mg metronidazole and 125mg of tetracycline hydrochloride. I am taking 3 of these pills 4 times a day along with one 40mg of nexium in the morning and at dinner.

I do feel light headed and not myself. I almost stopped taking this treatment because I was getting nervous however; I am going to continue after reading the infomation on line.

I have scheduled the breath test in six weeks

Thanks for a place where people can find information on this subject.

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

Post by Helico_expert »

glad to have you here. dont get too worry. It's not easy to transmit. if your family member has it, most likely they got it long time ago. You probably want to have them check as well. in case you get re infected by them.

tell us what's your breath test result later on.

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

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I will post when I have the results.

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

Post by ocileh »

How would somone get a water source that is suspected of being contaminated with H. Pylori tested? Who should I contact to get this done? Can a water source be cleared of H. Pylori?

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission?

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Although I think it will be rare to find H. pylori in water, it has been proven that H. pylori can survive in water for up to 4 days.

You can do DNA test or even culture from the water and see if there is any H. pylori growing.

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Re: How should I do to avoid transmission? Water Testing?

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I saw the question about water testing. Firstly, it would be unusual to have H.pylori in the water without other faecal bacteria. So normal bacterial checking for E.Coli at a water testing lab would be a first step. If you find E.Coli levels are high then it could possibly also carry H.pylori and other nasty bugs or viruses too. :geek:
Check the link below for information on hard-to-treat cases. Then search the forums for questions and answers similar to yours.
docs/200808%20stenstrom%20Hp%20Treatment.pdf

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