H Pylori Yeast Infection

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are some fast treatments for a yeast infection?
    Okay, this is my first time getting a yeast infection. I have had it now for 6 days and I have lost most of my sanity... I was taking 3000 milligrams of antibiotics to kill the bacteria h. pylori and now I'm stuck with this stupid infection :( Someone needs to help me with this!! I need a fast, effective treatment to kill this!! I'm 16 if that is relevant. I haven't told my mom because I'm really embarrassed and I don't know how to start the conversation >< So I'm just gonna ask some random strangers on the internet

    • ANSWER:
      Diflucan is the best for when I had one. It went away in three days, but it won't cure any faster then that.

  2. QUESTION:
    Can anti-biotics used to treat an H. Pylori infection cause a Yeast infection?
    I took some anti-biotics for my H. Pylori infection, and now my vagina has started itching. There is this greenish whitish discharge that is hard and stiff. Can the anti-biotics cause a yeast infection?
    I don't have my period yet, and I am still a virgin!

    • ANSWER:
      You can get a yeast infection from taking antibiotics.....Make an appointment with your doctor...

  3. QUESTION:
    How would I obtain Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus?
    I'm trying to get rid of what I believe to be an obnoxious H. Pylori infection.
    The only problem with just taking antibiotics is that my mom and my brother and my girlfriend show similar symptoms now so I imagine they have it now and would just re-infect me.

    Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus seems like a good solution, however.
    Regardless of my motives, could someone tell me how i would get my hands on or culture Bdellovibrio bacteriovorus?

    • ANSWER:
      Kyle - This organism has been known for about 50 years. It does love to feed on gram-negative bacteria. Maybe it could be developed to attack and destroy H. pylori which is the main cause of ulcers. Available testing could/should be done on you and those about you who "believe" you have H. pylori but have not yet tested positive. Currently, the main field of research with B. bacteriovorus is its high potential as a biocontrol agent. Many experiments are performed to test how it specifically recognizes its prey. There is also research on how B. bacteriovorus recognizes and prefers one prey over another. Molecular research on the degradative enzymes of B. bacteriovorus and its targets provide insight to evolutionary successful point of attack to Gram-negative bacteria. The ultimate goal in much of this research is to provide possible elements to create more specific antimicrobial agents. It is also highly possible that a slight change in its genetic code can allow B. bacteriovorus to truly become a living antibiotic.
      In the USA, the best source of any available and pure cultures is the ATCC (American Type Culture Collection) from which medical and other research labs can get reliably pure cultures, unless there is some restriction as to who is authorized to receive such material.

      ATCC: Cultures and Products
      The diversity of ATCC products includes the microbiology collection of organisms from bacteria, fungi, yeast, protozoa, animal viruses; molecular genomics materials ...
      www.atcc.org/CulturesandProducts/tabid/167/Default.aspx - Cached

  4. QUESTION:
    How long should it take for a ear infection to clear?
    My son is 2 months and he started on Amoxicillin on saturday. He gets it 3 times a day, how long should it take to start to work? He still has stuff coming out of his ears and it still smells. Should I bring him back in or wait for the full week of being on the Amoxicillin?

    • ANSWER:
      Your son is too young for this right now but I wish my sister in law had known about the following before her son went through years of middle ear infections. Again at two months he is too little. Ask your doctor about this. I found out about it from my dentist at a teeth cleaning and I am so grateful to her. Please pass on to other mommies. I hope this can help.
      Xylitol and Ear, Nose and Throat Infections

      Recurring middle ear infections pose a great health threat to children. Tubes are often inserted into the ear drum in children with these recurring infections to reduce the fluid that is attempting to wash out the infection from the middle ear. While this procedure sometimes helps to reduce the frequency of infections, it is also designed to help with hearing.

      Language, a critical part of learning, is built by auditory input during the first two years of life--the same period when ear infections are most common. If this input is dampened by infection or fluid in the middle ear during this important period, it can cause learning problems. One researcher demonstrated that even when properly treated, recurrent middle ear infections during the first two years result in significant impairment in reading ability up to the age of nine.7 Another study followed children longer and showed significant learning and social problems extending up to age eighteen.8

      One of xylitol's versatile benefits is its ability to inhibit the growth of bacteria that cause middle ear infections in young children. In two recent studies involving over 1,000 children, xylitol-flavoured chewing gum was found to reduce the incidence of middle ear infections by 40 per cent, significantly decreasing ongoing middle ear complications and the need for antibiotics.

      Regularly washing the nose with a spray containing xylitol decreases the number of harmful bacteria and stimulates normal defensive washing of this area. A clean nose reduces problems with allergies and asthma that originate from nasal irritants and pollutants. Current research shows how bacteria attach to cells in the body, causing infection. Some sugars like xylitol are known to be able to interfere with this binding, blocking the attachment of the major infection-causing bacteria that live in the nose. Dr Lon Jones, a physician in Plainsview, Texas, reported that the use of a xylitol nasal spray in his practice prevented 93 per cent of ear infections and resulted in comparable reductions in sinus infections, allergies and asthma.9

      Xylitol has been shown to be effective in inhibiting Candida albicans, a serious systemic yeast problem, and other harmful gut bacteria including H. pylori, implicated in periodontal disease, bad breath, gastric and duodenal ulcers and even stomach cancer.

  5. QUESTION:
    What is this burning pain in my stomach which is relieved by eating?
    I eat to help the pain rather than because I am hungry. It feels quite high up in my stomach and I suppose it feels like heartburn but it's much worse and the only way I can get rid of it is to eat... Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like H.pylori bacteria. This is a bacteria that causes peptic ulcers... It can lay dormant in your system your entire life and then become active due to extreme stress, etc. It will have to be killed off with a powerful antibiotic (Bactrim or something like that.), but beware that strong antibiotics will bring about a yeast infection as a side effect. To read more about Heliocobacter pylori (H.pylori) bacteria, look up the signs and symptoms on www.webmd.com.... The doctor will have to perform a quick blood test or run tests of a stool sample to be certain this is what you have, but I would have to guess that's what it is. It causes an extreme burning sensation when your stomach is empty...it literally feels like something is gnawing on your stomach.

  6. QUESTION:
    Is chewing gum really good for your teeth?
    I see chewing gum that is said to be "good for your teeth" is this true? It trident and orbit and all that really GOOD for your teeth?

    • ANSWER:
      Look at the ingredients - if you see xylitol listed, it's great for your teeth.

      Xylitol is a naturally occurring substance, derived from plants. It's used as a sweetener (instead of sugar of course) and the following has been found:

      Helps Prevent Cavities --
      Since it is a non-fermentable sugar, it cannot be converted to acid by oral bacteria. Thus, the alkaline-acid balance in the mouth is maintained, which helps in preventing cavities.

      Xylitol can also be used as medicine in prohibiting certain bacterial growth to help prevent ear infections in young children. It will also help clear out earwax and prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in the pharyngotympanic tubes, connecting the nose and ear.

      Xylitol helps prevent bad breath, ulcers, and stomach cancer by slowing down the growth of Candida Albicans (a serious yeast infection), and other harmful bacteria like H. pylori.

      According to research from the University of Oulu in Finland, xylitol was shown to help improve bone density in rats. This indicates it has potential as a treatment for osteoporosis in humans. For optimal bone health, it is recommended that you eat foods high in calcium or take a calcium supplement.

      In addition to preventing cavities, consuming xylitol in small amounts helps decrease plaque formation, and promotes salivation to prevent “dry mouth”, which aids in enhancing mineral absorption for repairing damaged tooth enamel, while increasing tooth strength.

      Xylitol, when taken in small amounts, can help increase the white blood cell activity in fighting bacterial infections, to help build immunity, protect against chronic degenerative disease and have anti-aging benefits.

      When used by nursing mothers on a regular basis, it helps reduce the transmission of Streptococcus mutans (oral bacteria that causes cavities) to children by up to 80% during the first two years.

      Xylitol may help lower your risk of developing ovarian cysts, polycystic ovarian syndrome (a condition that disrupts or stops the ovulation cycle), fibroids, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome and possibly breast cancer.

      This is such good stuff, that I recommend it to anyone who cannot brush their teeth after eating, such as when you're out at school, or work. Keep in mind though, that this does not apply to all sugar-free gums - just the ones with xylitol.

      Pretty neat.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can an ulcer cause pain anywhere in your stomach?
    My doctor says i have an ulcer but i have pain in the right and left side of my belly,can the pain from an ulcer be anywhere in your stomach?

    • ANSWER:
      The bacteria that causes peptic ulcers is called H. pylori and yes, it will cause you pain all throughout your stomach and intestinal tract. H. pylori will usually give you a deep, burning, almost "gnawing" pain in your stomach especially when your stomach is empty.... The bacteria has to be killed off with a strong antibiotic (like Bactrin) which is so strong that it will kill off your normal bodily flora causing a horrible yeast infection (so be prepared...and eat 3 single serving size yogurts daily while on the antibiotic to help guard against a yeast infection...or at least lessen the severity of it)... Best wishes for a speedy recovery! :0)

  8. QUESTION:
    Is Crohns disease often misdiagnosed as a irritable bowel syndrome?

    • ANSWER:
      Yup.

      So are dozens of other conditions. The ones I can list off-hand are:
      Celiac Disease
      fructose malabsorption
      food intolerances like lactose or gluten intolerance, or a reaction to annatto
      mild food allergies - these often don't react on the skin, but start reacting on contact with the insides of your throat, stomach, and intestines
      parasites
      SIBO - bacterial overgrowth
      systemic yeast infection
      H. pylori - another bacterial infection in the gut

      I'm sure there are others. It's the 'we don't know what this is and we don't want to look for anything else' diagnosis, IMO.

  9. QUESTION:
    What are the reputed benefits of Olive Leaf Extract?
    Any info gratefully received.

    • ANSWER:
      Olive leaf extract is said to be anti-bacterial, anti.viral, anti fungal and anti-protazoan,

      Be sure for best effects to use a tincture and NOT a capsule or tea as these are directly absorbed into the bloodstream bypassing digestion and not poorly so like capsuled herbs.

      also be sure to use an organic or wild crafted tinctures as these contains 7-10 times the phytochemicals that cure and prevent disease over conventional herbs.

      I read a book on it once written by a "doctor's doctor" who began to become very interested in alternative health and he talked of several AIDS patients completely healed from it to where no hiv even showed in their blood tests.

      He said on the inside flap of the book cover that he kept all stories anonymous but that all his AIDS patients insisted that he use their real names that others might be helped.

      He listed pages of illnesses it helped included very bad ones like anthrax, smallpox and bird flu, swine flu, herpes, and the worst cases of malaria. In fact, every virus and germ known to man.

      Olive leaf has

      * A critical interference with certain amino acid production processes necessary for the vitality of a specific virus.

      * Interference with viral infection and/or spread by inactivating viruses or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane.

      * The ability to directly penetrate infected host cells an irreversibly inhibit viral replication.

      * In the case of retroviruses, it neutralizes the production of reverse transcriptase as well as protease. These enzymes are essential for a retrovirus, such as HIV, to alter the RNA of a healthy cell.

      * A direct stimulation of phagocytosis, an immune system response in which cells ingest microorganisms and foreign matter.

      it is also said to help chronic fatigue syndrome, yeast and fungal infections,flus, colds, rheumatoid arthritis, and tropical illnesses according to this article

      http://asktom-naturally.com/naturally/hsnltr.html

      Effective against fever and helpful for nervous tension; great immune booster and viral/bacterial killer according to this article
      "scientically tested olive leaf herb is known to kill every virus and germ known to man"

      http://www.informationonhpv.com/genital-warts-relief/scientifically-tested-olive-leaf-herb-is-known-to-kill-every-virus-and-germ-known-to-man/?navcat=9

      here are some more of the things it cures from that article:

      "AIDS Amoebiasis Anthrax Athlete’s Foot Bladder Infection Campylobacter Chicken Pox Chlamydia Cholera Common Cold Cold Sore (herpes simplex) Cryptosporidiosis Cytomegalovirus Diarrheal Disease Diphtheria Ear Infection Ebola Sudan Virus E. Coli Epstein-Barr Virus Flu (influenza) Gastric Ulcers (from H. Pylori) Genital Herpes/Warts Giardia Gonorrhea Group B Strep Hantavirus Hepatitis A, B, C Herpes Zoster (shingles) Lyme Disease Malaria Measles Meningitis (bacterial) Meningitis (viral) Mononucleosis Pinworms Pneumonia (bacterial) Pneumonia (viral) Polio Pork Tapeworm Rabies Rheumatic Fever Ringworm Retrovirus infection Roundworm Rotavirus Infection RSV Staphylococcal Food Poisoning Strep Throat Syphilis Tuberculosis Thrush Toxic Shock Syndrome Trichinosis Typhoid Fever Urinary Tract Infections Vaginal Yeast Infections Die-Off Syndrome"

      though it is totally safe, be aware of the die off effect detailed below and see article for more info on this

  10. QUESTION:
    I have discovered a very effective home remedy for rosacea, read this if you have rosacea?
    This is NOT a joke, apply a thin layer of plain, UNflavored yogurt to your face, let it dry. You can apply moisturizer or makeup over this, it does not show.
    I think the reason this works - is because rosacea is caused by yeast, and the acidophilus in the yogurt creates a re-balance in the natural skin flora.
    The yogurt causes the intense itching of rosacea to vanish, what a relief!

    • ANSWER:
      Actually, numerous studies have been done, and no one is really sure what causes rosacea, but yeast isn't high on the list. Some think its a vasodilatory/inflammatory disease, some evidence implicates mites, and some H.pylori infection.

      I'm glad you've found something to make your itching improve, but perhaps you didn't have rosacea, since itching isn't commonly considered a symptom of rosacea.

      Good luck with keeping your itching to a minimum - I really would suggest looking into the cause of the itching, since it may not be rosacea.

      Also, your topic isn't a question - may be better posted on a support group site for people with similar problems.

  11. QUESTION:
    Hi. What are your chances that u will get u will get false-negative result on your h.pylori test ?
    Hi. Last December I was diangosed with H.pylori, I was given antibotics to treat it and PPI to heal the stomach. A month later I was given a stool test to see if I still had the h.pylori, the test came back that it was gone. But for months now I still have problem with my digestive system. So took the test again by stool and it still came back as negative. So i agreed with the doctor and went on with my life but still my gastrastis wont heal, I have nausea when going to the bathroom, I have nausea after eating, very bad concitpation, and burning in my intestines. I have been going to GI doctor and he has not done much for me at all. I even got tested for parasites and that come out negative. But interesting thing happened it said I had moderate yeast in my stool, however, doctors dont seem to believe that could be making me so sick. I have had cat scan, blood work, emptying test. etc. nothing . I am at my wits end im so scared . Can anyone shead any light on this situation for me? I would really appreciate it. thank u .

    • ANSWER:
      I don't like the stool test, it does sometimes give false negatives, go to another doctor and ask for the Urea Breath Test for Helicobacter Pylori Infection. I think that is much more reliable. I had an ulcer perforate, before they knew about the H. Pylori Bacterium in 1962, emergency surgery for that, I had the Billroth II in 1970, and then after they gave me antibiotics in the 80's the doctors thought the H. Pylori Bacterium was gone, well I know what you are going through, I would go to the doctors office bent double and they would tell me I was having muscle spasms. I finally made an appointment with Cleveland Clinic, well I had to have the Roux en y anastomosis, because I had a efferent loop obstruction and an ulcer on the efferent limb, the cause of the ulcer, the H. Pylori, This is a screw shaped bacterium and it does indeed screw itself into the lining of the stomach, and it sometimes can be hard to get rid of. I really do not see the risk in another round of antibiotics, and then Nexium to heal the stomach.
      The doctor I went to, before cleveland Clinic was the one who gave me the antibiotics and he just thought the H. Pylori could not still be there. Well it was. You need another opinion. If you are near NIH, Cleveland Clinic, any of the good teaching hospitals, I would suggest you go there. It is no fun being in pain, having nausea, and going to the bathroom, and the burning sensation is the worst.

  12. QUESTION:
    If u don't have a good level of probotics in your digestion system will moderate yeast cause you a problem?
    Last year I put in the hospital for staff infection they gave me 4 days straight of IV antibotics before that i was on antibotics for 6 months for prostrate infection. ever since then i have had terrible digestion problems . I was dignosed with h.pylori. and gastrastis. they said the h.pylori is gone but i still cant eat right . Im have nausea -nausea when i go to the bathroom #2, burning in my stomach ( which to me means I still have the gastritis) pains in my stomach, bloating, and the nausea- seems to me -that its from to much acid in my stomach. When i was given the stool test to see if still had the h.pylori, i was still on the Prilosec. I was wondering if maybe i got a false negative result or do i just have all these problem because of the yeast in my system. I lose 30 lbs . Im at my wits end. Can anyone help? MD dont seem to believe yeast can be a problem in the digestion system but i read it can be. If anyone knows anything i would appreciate your input. Is there anyone else i can see about this condition? Thank u for your help.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, it can still be a problem.
      Yeast can upset the whole balance of the body.

      Try
      http://www.bodyecology.com

      Great site with good information

  13. QUESTION:
    Is my stomach not digesting food?
    It sure doesn't feel like it. I am full all the time. I feel hungry around meal times (or if I fast) but as soon as I start eating I realize that I am really full already. It sucks because I love to eat and I have been skinny my entire life. I am almost 21 and I am the skinniest person I know in terms of bone, fat and muscle. Is something wrong?
    And I wake up early with stomach aches almost every day. Zantac only covers the problem.

    • ANSWER:
      Insufficient stomach acid and lack of digestive enzymes causes these problems. High stomach acid is actually rare but the drug companies promote this for profit...and your condition can never be cured with these drugs however it does give temporary improvement of symptoms with long term health problems.

      Reasons for insufficient acid/enzymes include: age, medical conditions (such as hypothyroidism, pernicious anaemia, asthma, diabetes), the h pylori bacteria - thrives in low stomach acid, overeating, eating junk food or other food that is hard to digest, eating when stressed, living under stress, poor chewing, vitamin and mineral deficiencies (vitamin B1, B6, zinc and magnesium are needed to create hydrochloric acid) ...

      Low Acid Symptoms

      Bacterial/fungal overgrowth
      Bad breath
      Belching
      Bloating
      Diarrhea and constipation
      Distension
      Fatigue
      Food sensitivities
      A feeling of fullness
      Gas
      Headaches
      Heartburn
      Increased incidence of parasitic infections
      Indigestion
      Malabsorption problems
      Nausea
      Nutritional deficiency
      Rectal itching
      Stomach pain and distress
      Unexplained hunger
      Vomiting
      Weakened hair, nails, and skin
      yeast infections, and a host of other ailments.

      Treatment: digestive enzyme supplements for better digestion and betaine hydrochloride supplements to increase stomach acid. Apple cider vinegar is an old remedy to improve stomach acid. Peppermint oil can also help with an aching stomach. This oil helps as it aids in digestion.

      http://www.gallbladderattack.com/hcl.shtml
      http://www.puristat.com/coloncleansing/lowstomachacid.aspx
      http://www.gillianmckeith.info/yourbody/health/digestivedisorders/gillianmckeithdigestiveenzymes.php
      http://www.natural-indigestion-relief.com/acid-reflux-remedies-digestive-enzymes.html

  14. QUESTION:
    H. pylori infection!!!!!!!!!!?
    Okay so i just found out i had H.pylori infection and the doctor prescribed me with flagyl (metronidazole) and biaxin and prilesec or however thats spelled. But anyways is there anything i can do to avoid getting a yeast infection because i heard that those 2 can give you a yeast infection. Is there any foods you can eat that are a good bacteria or that will help avoid a yeast infection. Another thing is i have a yucky taste in my mouth from the pills what can i do to get that taste out of my mouth? i need help pleasee!

    • ANSWER:
      Yogurt with live cultures eaten helps or used inserted into the vagina as you would use yeast cream will also help, but if you do get a yeast infection you can do one of two things use some golden seal tea as a douche or before you take the meds tell your doctor to give you some diflucan I don't know if it spelled right but ask for that

  15. QUESTION:
    Side Effects from taking HP PAC to treat H. Pylori?
    I got H. Pylori and went on the HP PAC to treat it. One of my symptoms while on it was non-solid stools. It wasn't diarrhea, since my stomach didn't hurt, and it didn't smell, so I fugured it was just because the anti-bacterial medicine was killing ALL the bacteria in my digestive tract, including the good ones that help to process all that stuff in your colon.

    It's been 4 days since finishing the treatment, and my bowel movements are more normal, but now I have new symptoms!! I have a yeast infection, as well as rectal itching and burning. When I go #2, it kind of feels like I'm passing glass or something, and I'm assuming that my rectal area is getting cut because there's a bit of blood. Yikes!

    So my questions are:

    Have you had similar symptoms from HP PAC?

    Do you think the yeast infection is causing the anal irritation and sensitivity?

    What else could it be? A fungal infection?

    PS - I'll be talking to my doc tomorrow, but can I do anything now to help this?

    • ANSWER:
      The yeast infection is caused by taking the antibiotics, the Biaxin in the HP Pac is notorious for causing yeast infections. Treat accordingly with an over the counter product. Your doctor can prescribe Diflucan to treat this as well.

      As far as the bowel movements, you are more than likely constipated, which could be a side effect of the medications or just something that happens to be going on with your body right now. You can buy an over the counter stool softener to help with your bowel movements. You may also have hemorrhoids which would be caused/aggravated from the hard stools. You may want to try some Preparation H or Tucks Pads or some simple witch hazel on your toilet paper to ease the pain.

  16. QUESTION:
    My wife had H-Pylori! and was sick with it for a whole year....?
    Giving her medicine like "Proton pump inhibitors" and everything else that they could shove in her mouth. FOR A FULL YEAR! She lost 40 pounds. We were watching T.V. one day and noticed a show called " Know the cause" with host Doug Kaufman. He talked about H-Pylori and the CAUSE of it was that bacteria in the stomach was out of wack by taking Antibiotics. Which kill the good and bad bacteria in the stomach which allows the yeast to take over. And by the way when a woman has a yeast infection she is given a prescription ani-fungul. He mention PROBIOTICS which you can get over the counter. We thought "Yea right" The very next day after taking this Probiotic she was eating and keeping her food down for the first time in a year. Is this proof that doctors need to study more about FUNGUS and less about how to keep you sick so that they can keep filling their bank accounts. Maybe it's not their fault. I believe their schooling does nothing to teach about FUNGUS.
    What do you think about this?

    • ANSWER:
      The symptoms that your wife experienced are not typical for Helicobacter Pylori (H. pylori) infection. H. pylori is a bacteria that can infect the stomach and proximal small bowel (duodenum) and lead to chronic stomach irritation (chronic gastritis), stomach or duodenal ulcers (peptic ulcer disease) and potentially stomach cancer (gastric lymphoma.) Some people can also be infected with H. Pylori and have no symptoms or complications. It is estimated that approximately half of the world's population is infected with H. pylori, but the incidence of H. pylori is decreasing which is thought to be secondary to improved hygiene and living conditions. Most people are thought to be infected sometime in childhood. The stomach and proximal small bowel normally does not have many bacteria in it. H. pylori is absolutely not associated with previous antibiotic use or imbalance in the gastric and intestinal flora. Whoever told you this is sadly mistaken. There are other infections like Clostiridium Difficle that are associated with previous antibiotic use and imbalance in the good/bad bacteria and fungi. The person may have gotten this confused. Be careful what so called "medical experts" say in infomercials. There are a few treatment regimens for H. pylori, which usually includes a proton pump inhibitor with two antiboitics such as Amoxillin + Clarithromycin or Metronidazole + Bismuth for 14 days total. H. pylori can be resistant to some of these antibiotics. It is estimated that 80% of patients with H. pylori will have elimation of the infection with the initial treatment regimen. It is recommended that the stool be tested for H. pylori after treatment to confirm that H. pylori has been eliminated. If the initial treatment failed, then the individual should be treated with another multi-antibiotic regimen. Weight loss of 40 lbs is not typical of H. pylori infection. It is possible though if someone does not eat much, because of stomach irritation or ulcers. If your wife received all the medications "that they could shove in her mouth" I would assume she received full treatment for H. pylori and it is very unusual that her symptoms lasted for 1 year. I suspect that something else was also going on besides H. pylori.

      Probiotics are useful for overall gastrointestinal health and the treatment of several gastrointestinal disorders. There are many probiotics available and they have different effectiveness. Probiotics are thought to beneficial because they suppress the growth and invasion by pathogenic bacteria, improve intestinal barrier, modulate the immune system, and modulate pain perception. Because some probiotics have antimicrobial effects, they have been proposed as treatment for H. pylori infection but they should not be considered a substitute for standard antibiotic treatments. Probiotics may reduce side effects of standard H. pylori treatments, especially diarrhea. As a result, they may be useful adjuncts to improve tolerability and compliance with more traditional antibiotic regimens. I hope your wife is feeling better now. Good luck.

  17. QUESTION:
    Yeast infection? Or something else?
    I took anti-biotics for an H. Pylori infection, like a couple of months ago. Now my vagina is starting to itch. It has improved over a couple of weeks. Now there is this discharge that is very light greenish yellowish. It is hard and stiff. I do not have my period, And I am still a virgin
    It does not hurt when I pee, it is just itchy, and there is discharge

    • ANSWER:
      Sounds like yeasties to me. Get some probiotics. Good ones, the ones you have to keep in the fridge,and take them a couple of times a day for a week. acidolpholus and bifidus are both good. You also want to look for ones that have several millions organisms guarnteed at time of sale, not at time of manufacture. Cut way down on processed carbs and milk, anything sweet. for that week as well. yeasts live on sugars. The less they have available, the less they multiply.

      AFter the first week, you should see some improvement.Keep an eye on the amount of carbs you ingest. eat some, but make your diet about half (nondairy) protein.
      If you go to the doc and get a different ABX, go ahead and take the probiotics and make the temporary diet changes, after you are done with them. Antibiotics are like a bomb that goes off in your system. It kills all the "bugs" both the bad ones, and the ones that help keep things in balance. The bad ones tend to multiply much more quickly than the good ones. Taking probiotics helps repopulate the good ones in your digestive tract more quickly so things are more balanced.
      Good luck.

  18. QUESTION:
    Most painful, awful, unbearable yeast infection?
    I was diagnosed with h. pylori and was on a very long and strong treatment of antibiotics, which has lead to a strain of extremely painful yeast infections.

    Over the last almost 2 months, I have been struggling with this. I have taken 6 different doses of Diflucan, have used tons of prescription cream (terconazole) and have also tried otc monistat. I have started taking acidophilus, as well as garlic tablets, as garlic is yeasts worst enemy.

    It has become so painful, it's difficult to walk, get on and off the couch, in and out of my car, when I urinate and the stream hits my vaginal opening, it is excruciating pain and burning, my skin has tore open and caused bleeding, and it feels like I am sitting on glass. I cannot stand the pain any longer. I feel silly going to the ER for this, but I am thinking I may have to. I have been married to my husband for 4 years. Maybe we are passing it back and forth to each other?

    I just want to know, am I alone? Has anyone else suffered this badly? Should I go to the ER, is this much pain typical or normal??? Anyone please have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      You should be seen by a doctor asap. You should not be experiencing extreme pain with a yeast infection. If your urine is burning you when you use the rest room there are other issues going on than just a yeast infection. You should be checked for STD's as well when you see a doctor. Yogurt is also good for you when you have yeast infections. It helps to balance natural bacteria in your body and your body is more able to fight of yeast. Try a moist cool cloth for on the spot relief. Also just going to the ER is not enough. The ER can help for current relief but you should see and OB/GYN to get to the root of the issue and better resolve it.

  19. QUESTION:
    Most painful, awful, unbearable yeast infection?
    I was diagnosed with h. pylori and was on a very long and strong treatment of antibiotics, which has lead to a strain of extremely painful yeast infections.

    Over the last almost 2 months, I have been struggling with this. I have taken 6 different doses of Diflucan, have used tons of prescription cream (terconazole) and have also tried otc monistat. I have started taking acidophilus, as well as garlic tablets, as garlic is yeasts worst enemy.

    It has become so painful, it's difficult to walk, get on and off the couch, in and out of my car, when I urinate and the stream hits my vaginal opening, it is excruciating pain and burning, my skin has tore open and caused bleeding, and it feels like I am sitting on glass. I cannot stand the pain any longer. I feel silly going to the ER for this, but I am thinking I may have to. I have been married to my husband for 4 years. Maybe we are passing it back and forth to each other?

    I just want to know, am I alone? Has anyone else suffered this badly? Should I go to the ER, is this much pain typical or normal??? Anyone please have any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

    • ANSWER:
      Go see your doctor and tell them all of this. This is definitely NOT normal. And yes, your husband could be passing it back to you. You guys both need to be treated at the same time.

  20. QUESTION:
    I have this weird rough patch on my inner libia! Reallyworried! PLEASE HELP!?
    So I have had this rough patch on the inner part of ONE of my vagina lips. Its like little raised moles almost. Like moles that are hanging down? I guess? lol
    They are very very small you can barely notice them, I think that's why when I went to the doctor she didn't even say anything about it.
    I am really worried though because its darker than the rest of my area!
    I'm worried its cancer. :/
    It itches there occasionally, and sometimes burns. I'm pretty positive its not genital warts or anything like that...because I don't have those symptoms.
    But I am just really worried! Plus I have erythema which is where i have skin discolaration on my stomach because of certain heat radiation (from using heating pad a lot) and that can lead to skin cancer. I have had this vagina problem for a few months, maybe a year. I do have a boyfriend and he hasn't had anything weird happen to him. I ALSO HAVE h. pylori and a yeast infection....not too healthy. lol
    Idk I'm just freaking outtttt!
    PLEASE HELP!
    And please don't say "go to a doctor"
    I've heard that so many times, its just not convenient at the moment.

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like a side effect of the yeast infection, don't stress about it. If it causes a burning feeling use Babys diaper rash cream, It works wonders on genital problems like yours. And it is not toxic and causes 0 burning feelings if it is put on internally.

  21. QUESTION:
    throat infection or what?
    I'd really appreciate some feedback guys, as this is pretty scary. i know i need medical opinions and possible treatment but i just want some input. thanks.

    first off let me say i've been diagnosed with h.pylori stomach infection. unfortunately im allergic to antibiotics so i don't know how to fight it. im currently trying with broccoli. but thats not what im here for today. i seem to have a nasty throat infection. not only does it feel like my throats on fire (it has been this way since a bonfire about two and half weeks ago, breathed in some smoke) but the sides of the back of my throat seem to look white. its quite scary. also, im getting white sores in the corners of my mouth and they have a salty taste (nasty i know). but im honestly scared. i do not have the money to just go to my normal dr so that means er, well the er of course is for emergencies and not just to diagnose and treat but they just chuck meds at you like every doctor around here (upstate north carolina). it'd be my only option. i know a throat infection or any infection is nothing to mess with. what should i do? im trying to garggle with pickle juice that seem to help something like this once before. but im allergic to antibiotics and if its what i think it is (candida yeast infection) antibiotics are not what i want to be taking any way. :(
    also id like to add this h.pylori infection seems to be destroying my immune system, so i get lung infections often. recently i've been using a steroid inhaler (albuterol... think i misspelled that) and i know that can cause both upper respiratory infections and oral thrush.
    @Matt. Thanks, but i feel like you're a bit of a douche in that reply. First, i had said i was TESTED FOR STREP, AND THE DOCTOR SAID IT WASN'T STREP. Secondly, i dont have the money to just go to the doctors, for them to give me some poison (oops i mean antibiotics, which kills everything in you and hopefully what makes you sick) that costs more money, that i'm ALLERGIC to. Guess what? antibiotics send me into anaphylactic shock. so thats like me telling you right now, i know a bullet in your brain will kill you, but do it any way. so thanks for that guy. lastly, the broccoli is for the h.pylori infection. Scientists have proven it has the ABILITY, not meaning that IT WILL, but the ABILITY to kill and prevent h.pylori and even some stomach cancers. I'll take their words over yours, look it up before blabbing about it. I already feel horrible enough about all of these because everyone is like you, giving me the option of death, or death. So excuse me if i seem like a jer

    • ANSWER:
      A yeast infection can't tolerate things like vinegar or high temperature drinks like tea, or even mouthwash, it wouldn't survive in your mouth for very long and it wouldn't spread like that...

      You've explained white spots in the back of your throat, a sore throat, and a possibly compromised immunity.. There is -no- viable natural remedy for strep that will eliminate the bacteria entirely, because strep is a very resilient bacteria in the way that it grows--Imagine how fungus grows, in a circle formation as the new cells create more layers, but with a fast growing bacteria that happens to be very resilient to home remedies.

      You need a dose of amoxicillin, you need to take it for about 2 weeks, end of story, if you can't take antibiotics then you're signing a death sentence... Oh, and broccoli doesn't have anti-microbial function in your bloodstream, not even through topical contact, it's worthless as a natural antibiotic.

      However I do have some information to share with you that should help you treat yourself, if you so choose to avoid visiting a doctor or even just getting blackmarket antibiotics to stay ALIVE...

      http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/blackberries-2/ <-This should clear up your throat fairly quickly.

      http://healthmad.com/conditions-and-diseases/cinnamon/ <-This will improve your overall immune function..

      http://healthmad.com/nutrition/vitamin-d-7/ <-Another immuno-enhancer like the above one...

      None of the above remedies will cure strep throat, they may put it into remission or force it to localize somewhere else, but you will never get rid of the bacteria this way.. Best of luck, I hope you change your mind soon about getting a doctor's visit.

  22. QUESTION:
    Question on nausea, help please!?
    I was diagnosed with H.Pylori infection in my stomach. I was given a 7 day treatment of tripple therapy antibiotics to edadicate the bacterium. I have had a test and it has now shown negative for H.Pylori so why am i still feeling nauseus and having an uncomfortable stomach if the bacterium has gone.

    • ANSWER:
      You need to see the only person that can answer this for you and that's your doctor. You'll need a physical, blood work and a urinalysis to diagnose if you have another problem causing you to be nauseous. You might have obtained a secondary illness from being on the triple antibiotic therapy treatment you were on. Many times this will start another type of infection like a fungal or yeast and you can't kill that without the proper anti-fungal treatment. Please try to call the doctor today for an appointment asap. Then you'll know what you're up against. Good luck and God Bless

  23. QUESTION:
    h.pylori side efects from medcation?
    I have been ill with pylori has any one had real bad sidefects from the medcation (TETRACYCLINE) METRONIDAZOLE)
    rash and soars throat ,yeast infection .does any one know anything about this illness .

    • ANSWER:
      Awwww sweets u look so sad in this pic of urs ;)

      Well first of all those side effects especially yeast infection is not that of those antibiotics , metronidazole can be the culprit for the rash though .

      Soar throat has been reported in tetracyline but very very very rare ......

      So i think u have a altogether different problem , and these hyplori medications come as a kit , so u can try a different one , go and see ur MD maybe he can help

      (p.s: i know that u know that ur md will help , but hey sad faced sweets ur problem sounds a tweeny serious so check out with him please )

      cheeerio

  24. QUESTION:
    after being diagnosed with h. pylori when can i drink alcohol?
    how long do I have to wait before I can drink alcohol it's been around a month and they only gave me medication for like 2 weeks and i finished it already will i be fine?

    • ANSWER:
      Don't drink beer, you are susceptible to a yeast infection. It can be in the colon too. Remember, your colon has been stressed and traumatized, I would wait another 2 - 4 weeks before ingesting alcohol.

  25. QUESTION:
    Severe bloating and Acid reflux?
    What would cause severe bloating after eating and drinking and acid reflux? Seen the doctor for H.Pylori test which was negative. Test for Coeliac disease; negative. Doctor just gives me Proton pump inhibitor which doesn't do much. The bloating is unbelievable; people think I'm pregnant(definitely not). Does anyone have any ideas at all please?

    • ANSWER:
      "Signs of Deficient Stomach Acid

      Gas, bloating and burping shortly after a meal could be lack of HCl
      Constipation
      Diarrhea
      Feeling of fullness or food not digesting
      Heartburn and/or gastric relux (sometimes too much HCl but most often not enough)
      Bad breath
      Foul smelling stools
      Loose stools in the early morning
      Food allergies
      Dialated blood vessles on the cheeks and nose - Rosacea
      Pernicious anemia or iron deficiency
      Anal Itching
      Nausea especially after taking vitamins and minerals
      Weak or cracked nails
      Parasites - or at least increased susceptibility to parasitic infections
      Chronic yeast infections
      Acne in adults - especially if you have other symptoms from the list
      Asthma
      Since low levels of stomach acid results in poor absorption of nutrients, many symptoms that accompany a deficiency of that vitamin or mineral makes this list much longer. The nutrients most affected are calcium, iron, folic acid, vitamin K and many B vitamins."

      http://www.gallbladderattack.com/hcl.shtml

      "The bottom line here is that most people are very confused about the role stomach acid plays in health. Most people:

      Think they have too much, when in fact they have too little.
      Treat the symptom and suppress stomach acid production, ultimately leading to long-term health problems.
      Ultimately lose the capacity to produce sufficient stomach acid as a result of dietary abuse and continual use of medications to suppress the body's ability to produce it.
      Don't get into that trap.

      Use digestive enzymes with all your meals.
      Drink aloe vera juice.
      Use probiotic supplements with confidence.
      Use proteolytic enzyme supplements with confidence.
      And, if needed, use apple cider vinegar or betaine hydrochloride supplements to make up for stomach acid insufficiency."

      http://www.jonbarron.org/enzymes/proteolytic-formulas-digestive-health-stomach-acid

  26. QUESTION:
    Did they do my yeast infection test wrong?? Very confused!?
    So I just found out I have a uti.
    I have h. pylori and that's why I went to the ER because I was having bad abdominal pain and am always nausea's and burping.
    Well, the stupid doctor didn't even do anything to help.
    She gave me a pelvic exam! Because I had a uti. Didn't know i had one though.
    I was tested for bacterial infections but all came back Negative.
    Then she said I have to wait 3 to 4 days to get the tests back for chlamydia and gonnorhea. Well, I am freaking out. :/
    Anyway, I have had discharge for a few months that is like cottage cheese or its watery and has white specks in it. THEY DID A WET MOUNT test which is like for trich, bv, and yeast i think...
    But they all came back negative....and I'm confused...
    My symptoms are cottage cheese like discharge and also sometimes watery with white specks, and itching.
    I have always guessed it was yeast, but never finished the meds for it.
    Does it sound like I have chlamydia or gonnorhea though from my discharge though?

    • ANSWER:
      Just sounds like yeast or BV. If you had an STD I'm sure you'd be having other symptoms by now.

      Also, a UTI can cause other problems down there. So it might be making whatever you have worse.

      Just chill out. Doctors always flip out when it comes to genital problems. They assume the worst BECAUSE they just want to make sure its not the worst. Because if it was the worst and they didn't know that, that just means you're spreading it around more, and that's exactly what they're there for, to prevent. Whenever you go to a gyno they'll always want to check for STD's and flip out when you say you're sexually active. It's just their job. It's annoying I know.

      Anyway. You more than likely just have yeast.

      My suggestion, wash good down there. No, not with soap.

      Rinse out down there really thoroughly with water. If you can, buy the body cleanser from Cetaphil and only use it to wash down there. It doesn't have soaps in it, yet it cleans whatever gunk might be hidden down there. It doesn't irritate at all. And make sure you don't douche. If you don't know what that means, don't wash out the inside of the vagina. The inside needs to clean itself out. I learned that the hard way.

      There is a strong possibility that if you do douche, any test results will come back wrong because you're washing all the stuff that they test for out. Lol.

      As for medications, always finish them. If you don't, you're not fully treating the problem, and it will come back. Especially with yeast.

  27. QUESTION:
    Is there a natural way or homeopathic treatment to cure h.pylori?
    About a year ago i started with all sorts of symptoms, my dr.gave me a test and said it was h.pylori he gave me a prevpac(antibiotics)triple therapy but i have a lot of sensativity issues with antibiotics, oral thrush, vaginal infections so stopped taking them, changed my whole lifestyle of eating, no more cokes,white flour, some symptoms disappeared but then i started getting like hives anywhere all of a sudden, specially with meat, so im down like 15 lbs. can o nly eat vegetables, salads, brocoli,some fruit no sugars at all so im trying to research a more natural way of healing my body but ive been getting contradicting info, candida, fibromyalgia, h.pylori, tape worms, my god, im going crazy, what good are these doctors for then?all of the above sort of have the same symptoms, where do I start?
    The hives are whats driving me crazy, i already got allergy testing, no food allergies
    so its something else, can h.pylori cause hives/rashes?
    No, i did not finish the antibiotic prevpac because of nasty side effects, then started getting candida oral thrush,vaginal infections, just kept taking prevacid and helped for quite a while but now i think the ulcer is there because of the pain at night. Guess ill have to go back and try the prevpac again, im not sure, there are so many things online, heard of manuka honey,mastic gum, coconut oil, kefir, firelac, maybe a combination of both antibiortics and some of the above i will try.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Definitely no.

      Did you complete the antibiotic course? If you had the correct combination (rational choice would be amoxicillin and clarithromycin bd for a week ) as well as double dose acid suppressing drugs which allow the antibiotics to work properly in the stomach, it eradicates the problem in up to 9 in 10 cases. Those dietary changes you made won't have any specific effect on H.pylori.

      Some people get local yeast infections when they take antibiotics, but this is seldom of any consequence and is easily resolved. The hives could be caused by something you ingest or something you are touching. Did this happen when you took the antibiotics? Or is this an ongoing thing?

      "candida, fibromyalgia, "
      It really sounds like you've been talking to some Naturoquack.

      Edit: note that RedAngel is lying about low stomach acid.

      Go see a real Doctor.

      Edit
      Note that Flashflood "won't give out certain information for the skepti-nazis to bash" Simply because she cannot support what she is saying with evidence or even basic physiology. Not that she worries about little things like that!

      Oh and just to be clear, there is no credible evidence to support homeopathy.

      Edit: No thats not what an ad ad hominem is, I don't think you actually know what that means! Fail

      Edit:
      @ Flashflood. Nope. You're still wrong. I didn't discredit your answer (you did that nicely all by yourself BTW), I simply pointed out to the poster (AFTER you called us "nazi-skeptics!) a likely reason why you will not give out certain information. I didn't comment on the rest of your answer, which was by large, anecdotal and unsupported.

      Stupid comments deserve ridicule.

      Fail isn't a grading, fail means you've failed your own argument. Which you do, time and time again.

      You always misunderstand when a fallacy is or isn't a fallacy too. The problem is your lack of ability to think logically and critically which is why you end up in the fallacious situations you do.

  28. QUESTION:
    which microbes are good for us and which ones are bad?

    • ANSWER:
      Life in the soil is a good place to start. Plants rely on their beneficial partners for many reasons. Rhizobacteria, either free living or symbiotic, fix nitrogen into a form the plant can use. Without out these organisms plants would be unable to acquire nitrogen (the N of the NPK in fertilizers) from the soil. Without nitrogen plants cannot live.

      Only bacteria can digest the tough plant fibers like cellulose so all creatures are dependent on their gut bacteria. These beneficial gut flora provide us with essential nutrients like vitamin B1 & B6 we cannot make ourselves. There are over 800 known species living in humans. Beginning in our digestion bacteria help us get nutrients from our food then later in the soil they proceed with final decomposition of our waste material. Bacteria and fungus are the only organisms that can complete the decomposition of organic material. All this is carried out to complete the recycling of nutrients through the environment so they can be reused.
      Gut bacteria & benefits
      Common gut inhabitants include Escherichia, Lactobacillus, and Bifidobacterium plus others like Bacteroides, Clostridium, Fusobacterium, Eubacterium, Streptococcusand certain yeast (Candida) strains.
      http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2004-07/hhmi-gbt072104.php

      Soil bacteria
      http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/bacteria.html
      Pseudomonas, are very versatile and capable of living on and degrading many natural and synthetic organic compounds.

      Soil bacteria are in symbiotic relationships with plants but give the additional benefit to humans, working bare handed in the soil, off a good mood. Mycobacterium vaccae activate brain neurons that produce serotonin.
      http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/66840.php

      Bacterial exposure during childhood appears to promote immune function in unexpected ways. Some cases of persistent infections stimulate an ongoing response. This is tolerated by the immune response because while minimally harmful it also confers a benefit. An infected person, constantly stimulated, may be resistant to other things. H. pylori may be protecting against cancer of the esophagus,
      http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20060123233523data_trunc_sys.shtml

      Other bacteria can photosynthesize. These include the cyanobacteria that produce oxygen for our atmosphere. They still contribute up 30% of the Earth’s available oxygen every year.
      http://www.horizonpress.com/gateway/cyanobacteria.html
      http://books.google.com/books?id=ixJCM9VPvnUC&pg=RA1-PA539&lpg=RA1-PA539&dq=cyanobacteria+provide+essential&source=web&ots=iZ3tTC3iRI&sig=dr-680uTPhj4xwEkbkpVehMfoB8&hl=en

  29. QUESTION:
    H pylori treatment again?
    I have been having stomach issues for many years now. When I was 16 blood test was done to check for h pylori bacteria and I tested positive. So back then I was given the usual treatment of omeprazole and two antibiotics.

    While I was on the antibiotics I felt amazing. I was back to my normal self again. However as soon as I finished the course my symptoms returned and I have been the same ever since. Been back and forth to the gp many times and have been given medicine such as Zantac omeprazole lansoprazole and now I am currently on esomeprazole 20mg twice a day.

    I have had endoscopy done twice and they say everything is normal just gastritis. I am now 20 years old and my question is why hasn't my gastritis still been cured over the past 4 years.

    My other question is that the next thing my gp wants to try is the h pylori treatment again but for a longer period of time.

    Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.
    are you sure taking the antibiotics again will work

    • ANSWER:
      I have had H pylori did do course antibiotics symptoms returned.

      then started doing my own research found

      Antibiotics kill off both bad and good bacteria. If you don't have enough good bacteria in your colon to control the growth of the bad guys, the balance will tip in favor of unfriendly bacteria.

      You've contracted disease-carrying bad guys such as the Clostridium difficile bacterium, or yeasts... or fungi. Perhaps even parasites.

      I had yeasts Infection see white stuff on my tong .Took CYSTEPLUS

      6 month protocol of Mastica Gum and Bio HPF. These are herbs that specifically treat the effects of the H pylori bacteria on the SI, epithelial cells, etc."

      Like those found in traditionally fermented foods, the live micro-organisms in probiotic supplements help to replenish and maintain the friendly bacteria in your intestinal tract. Good bacteria drive down the pH of your gut, which creates an inhospitable environment for bad bacteria. The result is that the good guys flourish and the bad guys are kept in check.

      How often should you take a probiotic supplement? Taken daily, probiotics will help ease any current digestive upsets you're experiencing and will also act to maintain the bacterial balance in your gut longer term.

      What you should look for in a probiotic supplement:

      No need for refrigeration
      Long shelf life
      Can survive stomach acid so that it reaches your small intestine
      Stays resident in your digestive tract long enough to be effective

      I Take dr ohhira Probiotics .

      The bad news: H. pylori has a benefit -- it actually reduces acid reflux. Acid reflux disease is serious in and of itself, but did you know that it's also implicated in both asthma and cancer of the esophagus? you don't need pro pump inhibitors drugs

      The B12 deficiency caused by H. Pylori if the bacteria damages the parietal cells which produce intrinsic factor which is required to absorb B12

      Long-term use of antacid/antiulcer drugs -- Since hydrochloric acid is a requirement for the absorption of vitamin B12, it follows that if you’re taking an antacid, your stomach won’t be able to digest B12 out of your food. This class of drugs includes H2-receptor antagonists like Zantac and Tagamet, and proton pump inhibitors like Nexium and Prilosec.

      Fatigue, lack of energy, muscle weakness, tingling in your extremities

      Mental fogginess or problems with your memory, trouble sleeping

      Mood swings, especially feelings of apathy or lack of motivation

      Even though vitamin B12 is water-soluble, it doesn’t exit your body quickly like other water-soluble
      vitamins. B12 is stored in your liver, kidneys and other body tissues, and as a result, a deficiency may not show itself for a number of years

      go find see homeopathic doctor help you out

  30. QUESTION:
    H. pylori -- more info pls ?
    I've been diagnosed with H. Pylori a week ago. I got the regular therapy : 2 antibiotics (amoxicillin and clarithromycin) and PPI (lansoprazole). I used to have acid reflux and after a week it's pretty much gone, but the constant BELCHING is still there :S:S:S.
    i finished the antibiotics and i have one more week to go with the PPI. my doctor said that i'll have to take lansoprazole for two weeks more after i finish the first therapy.
    i want more info on this (especially WHEN will i see results) but from people who used to have this condition or know something more about it (and i don't want "follow the link"-stuff). some home remedies info would be great.
    also i wanna know -- do i feel tired and have weird feeling in my throat/tongue due to taking the antibiotics (i'm not allergic to amoxicillin)?????? my doctor checked twice my throat and said there's nothing and that everything is in my head [sometimes i think she's right since i have anxiety problems]. Thank you!

    • ANSWER:
      Getting rid of H.pylori never got rid of my acid/gas problems; sure it helped a little but within a month it was back to how it usually was, and then I was put on long-term Omeprazole. H.pylori is not necessarily a 'bad guy' in everyone, it's just if your metabolism is prone towards keeping your body too acidic then it gets a chance to oust the more beneficial gut bacteria. If however you are one of those people whose gut lining was kept inflamed by H.pylori then you could hope to stay better for a long time.
      Don't expect to feel better until a week after you have finished those horrible antibiotics as they'll have played havoc with your gut flora and it will take a while to settle down. Also the antibiotics may give you opportunistic yeast infections (white tongue and throat).
      Eat plain natural (live) yoghurt between the antibiotics doses, and then make a point of having it once or twice a week when you're better. Sore stomach can be eased with indigestion remedies that contain alginates.

  31. QUESTION:
    after effects of antibiotics?
    I was on antibiotics for 8 days due to pneumonia and came off them a week ago. I was fine while taking them, but this past week I've been experiencing soreness in my vulva. I don't have any itching or discharge or burning when urinating. Could this be due to the antibiotics?
    I've been eating a small tub of "live yogurt" each day the past 3 days but notice no difference yet. Wonder how much of it I should be eating?

    • ANSWER:
      Every time you take antibiotics you should take Probiotics, it can be in the form of Yogurt or acidolphylus or probiotic pills.

      Here is an explanation:

      When it comes to a healthly gut, the use of antibiotics is equivalent to throwing the baby out with the bath water. Eradicating pathogenic bacteria with courses of antibiotic drugs also kills off normal intestinal flora. Antibiotic-associated disruption of gastrointestinal flora tract can lead to diarrhea, dehydration and mineral-salt imbalance, particularly among small children. Replacement with beneficial "friendly" bacteria, called probiotics, is in order. Because the 25- to 35-foot-long digestive tract contains some 400 species of bacteria, totaling some 100 billion organisms, repopulation is a considerable task. Favorable bacteria such as Lactobacillus and Bifidus counter the sanitizing effects of antibiotic therapy. Recent scientific studies support this application.

      Some 20 to 40 percent of all children prescribed broad-spectrum antibiotics develop diarrhea. A University of Nebraska study of 188 children between six months and 10 years of age found supplementation with 10 billion colony-forming units of Lactobacillus casei per day reduced the incidence of antibiotic-associated diarrhea by 75 percent after 10 days.1

      Triple-antibiotic therapy is used to aggressively eradicate Helicobacter pylori, the bacterium that causes gastric ulcers. Using probiotics between antibiotic courses repopulates the digestive tract with friendly bacteria and effectively inhibiting colonization of H. pylori.2

      Frequent antibiotic users are familiar with subsequent overgrowth of yeast (Candida albicans), which thrives in a gut low in friendly bacteria. Probiotics are recommended in cases of yeast infection.

      You might have to get treatment now for your yeast infection but next time remember to start your probiotics within the first few days of your treatment with antibiotics.

      http://www.newhope.com/nutritionsciencenews/nsn_backs/Dec_00/colitis_s2.cfm

  32. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had H.Pylori Bacteria?
    I went to the doctor on Monday and found out that I had H.Pylori bacteria, first of all I thought it was Ulcers because it ran in my family but when i started eat different and taking antacids and drinking milk nothing worked. I would still wake up in the middle of the night with this burning pain in my stomach. My question is has anyone had H.Pylori and did it come back after taking medication. This waking up in middle of the night is ruining my life because i'm always so tired in the morning .

    • ANSWER:
      I had it, it hasn't come back but my doctor told me that it can. I took antibiotics for it, that's the only way to get rid of it, and you have to get rid of it or it will turn into ulcer and than will eat away the walls of your stomach. Go to a different doctor and have him give you antibiotics they will kill it. Eat lots of yogurt while you are on antibiotics so you wont get yeast infection.

      Sorry dude you can't kill H pylori with Yogurt normally I stay away from antibiotics too but in this case even my natural path(doctor that goes the natural way to cure/treat people) prescribed me antibiotics.

  33. QUESTION:
    Could this be H Pylori?
    I woke up with a racing heart and feeling like I was going to pass out about 3 month ago with a horrible stomach ache and diarrhea. I ended up in the ER two days in a row before they just said I had “exhaustion”. My primary doctor then called it a “virus”. I then went to a GI doctor and just got my biopsy results back from my colonoscopy and upper endoscopy. He says it’s “nonulcer dyspepsia”. Makes no sense. I’ve been on Prilosec since last week with no improvement, I have nearly every symptom that is related to H pylori: foul smelling gas, back pain between the shoulder blades, feeling like I am going to pass out in the middle of the night, I get woken up after about an hour of sleep in the middle of the night, stomach noises, bloating, cramps, belching, anxiety, red eyes sometimes, nose running, chest pain, headaches, bad breath, etc.

    I am going to call my GI doctor tomorrow. Hopefully he doesn’t think I’m some quack for asking him if this could be a possibility. If he does, I’ll find a new primary and new GI doctor!

    • ANSWER:
      It sounds like it could be Cadidias Albans, which is essentially a systemic yeast infection brought on by too much anitbiotic treatment... in other words too many gut bacteria have been killed off and this fungus is taking over. Plus, many drug interactions may be taking place, and also, anxiety. The worse thing is fear of the unknown, and panicking! Do not do it, remain calm. H.Pylori, although given a bad rap, usually does not run out of control. Even though associated with ulcers, it also has benefits like fending off other bad bacteria that do worse things. So, check your drugs, check your antibiotic intake, and take a step back and maybe look at some natural remedies. My bet is on the Candidias, though. To clear up the bad breath, check the link below.

  34. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of H-Pylori?
    My wife was diagnosed with H-Pylori a couple of months ago, after have stomach pain which she described as "Gas Pain" over the last year. She finished her entire first round of 3 dose antibiotics and is on a 2nd round prescription after the doctor said the first one doesn't always work. The pain seems to be worse than before. Now I have been having similar symptoms,but haven't been to get tested. Is this really H-pylori and if so is H-pylori contagious?

    • ANSWER:
      H pylori is not contagious but it is an infection. Yes, it's treated with antibiotics.

      However, antibiotics aren't without risk. You may well have developed a systemic candida infection as a result of these antibiotics. Find a probiotic (any natural foods store). GO to your local library and find and read anything and everything that they have on candida (yeast) by Dr William G Crook, MD and/or Dr Zoltan Rona, MD.

      That doesn't mean that the antibiotics were a mistake Ianthe first place. It simply means that taking antibiotics without also taking probiotics (they don't interfere) is an open invitation for all of those candida organisms (that you must have in your bowel for proper digestion) to go wild and to party in your body.

  35. QUESTION:
    What are 6 helpful bacteria?
    Explain how each is helpful, what do they do?

    • ANSWER:
      Lactobacillus acidophilus performs many critical functions including inhibiting pathogenic organisms and preventing them from multiplying and colonizing, when present in sufficient numbers.

      Bifidobacterium bifidum is a prominent probiotic microorganism that takes up residence primarily in the mucous membrane lining of the colon. B. bifidum prevents the colonization of invading pathogenic bacteria by attaching to the intestinal wall, crowding out and taking nutrients from these unfriendly bacteria and yeasts.

      Lactobacillus rhamnosus is one of the most intensely studied probiotic strains. Its advantages in the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders are well documented. In laboratory animal studies, L. rhamnosus has been shown to inhibit the growth of colon tumors, especially when supplementation with L. rhamnosus is started before tumors were induced with a carcinogenic substance.

      Lactobacillus salivarius has the unique ability to eradicate the dreaded Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria which is now known to be the major cause of peptic ulcers. The H. pylori microorganism interferes with the normal defenses against stomach acid and/or produces a toxin that contributes to peptic ulcer formation.

      Bifidobacterium longum is an abundant organism found in the large intestine. B. longum has been found to reduce the frequency of gastrointestinal disorders (diarrhea, nausea, etc.) during antibiotic use. Furthermore, in the Cancer Research Journal, researchers report that dietary intake of B. longum significantly inhibits the development and growth of colon, liver and breast cancers in laboratory animal models.

      Lactobacillus casei is reported to have the most potent protective activity against the potentially lethal Listeria bacteria than any other beneficial bacteria. Reports in the medical journal Cancer Letters show that L. casei not only shows an inhibiting activity in tumor cells but it also has a beneficial stimulating activity in normal cells.

      Lactobacillus lactis acts as a natural antibiotic, which reduces the ability of pathogenic bacteria to grow and cause infection. It is especially effective against the bacteria Listeria monorytogenes, which causes severe food poisoning.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can anybody tell me about h pylori?
    two years ago they found h pylori on me.I have been treated.They say that I might not be cured for sure.I guess I still have it.

    I completely avoided sodas,fast food(except Subway ) and sugar from my diet as much as I can.Last week I went to the grocery and bought cakes and snacks with a dozen of coke(Not diet).Instead of having a proper breakfast I end up having this cake with coke and stopped drinking water but soda.

    Now my symptoms like bloating(I look like 6 month pregnant lol!),constipation(Not able to go properly,Uncontrolled gas the whole day,and some sharp abdominal pain has returned which I used to have before eliminating this foods.My question is what really cause these symptoms.They say H pylori can mess up your system.Do you think that it is the cause?I have had taken antibiotics last month.So can it survive the antibiotics that has been ordered to treat another infection?What is my problem?Can H pylori be treated with anything other than prescription medicine?

    Thanks all
    Oh I burp too.

    • ANSWER:
      Helicobacter pylori (pronounced /ˌhɛlɨkɵˈbæktər pɪˈlɔraɪ/) is a Gram-negative, microaerophilic bacterium that can inhabit various areas of the stomach, paticularly the antrum. It causes a chronic low-level inflammation of the stomach lining and is strongly linked to the development of duodenal and gastric ulcers and stomach cancer.

      Cure:
      Acupressure can cure Ur entire set of symptoms.

      OIL PULLING:

      Utility--- removes toxins from the body, more so from the mouth, gums, teeth, stomach, cervix, uterus, lungs, heart, liver, intestines, ears, brain, etc., etc.
      . However, U may use sun flower oil, ground nut oil or til oil, rice bran oil, mustard oil, etc.Procedure: Every morning, in an empty stomach, take 2 tsp of cooking oil.
      [saturated fatty acids and oils should not be used, like, Dalda/Vanaspati, coconut oil or ghee] and put it in Ur mouth and rinse it for 10 minutes; until it becomes white liquid. Spit it out and then rinse with luke warm water and then brush Ur teeth

      ACUPRESSURE TECHNIQUES:
      Utility—Blocked energy + toxins shall be moved from all Ur internal organs to purge in the normal drainage system, i.e., urine, feces, sweat, cough, menses[ladies], vomitting and all the organs shall function upto optimal levels.

      With ur thumb, press ur/his/her palms and soles, wrists and ankles on both sides. Suppose pain is felt while pressing a particular point in the palm/sole, u have to press the surrounding area—just like u r pumping out air from that painful point. The blocked energy in any internal organ, be it lungs, heart, stomach, kidneys, pancreas, liver, etc., shall be released along with toxins if any. As a last point u must press middle part of each palm/sole; so that toxins, if any, shall be excreted/purged through urine without affecting the kidneys.
      It should be done in an empty stomach or after 2 hours after meals. With this, all the endocrine glands and their hormonal secretions shall be regulated. All internal organs shall function up to optimal levels.
      With best compliments from www.saioam.com

      U may try aloe vera juice safely. Dosage: 30 ml. + 1 tsp of honey t.d.s.
      No trace of glucose in aloe vera juice.

      TOP 10 REASONS TO DRINK ALOE Health and Hygiene
      Aloe Vera is extremely helpful for your mouth and gums. It also assists in the soothing of minor burns, cuts, scrapes and skin irritations. in Healthy Digestion A healthy digestive tract ensures that nutrients from the foods we eat are absorbed into the blood stream. Aloe Vera Juice has natural, detoxifying abilities. Drinking Aloe Vera Juice made from the pure aloe gel regularly may improve bowel regularity and increase protein absorption, while at the same time reuse unfriendly bacteria and yeast – all done naturally! Immune Support and Function Aloe Vera provides natural support for the immune system Regulates Weight and Energy Levels Aloe Vera Gel naturally, and with regular use, allows the body to cleanse the digestive system. ensures a greater feeling of well-being, allowing energy levels to increase and helping to maintain a healthy body weight. Collagen and Elastic Repair Aloe Vera can add a rich supply of building materials to produce and maintain healthy skin. Daily Dose of Minerals Some of the minerals found in aloe vera include calcium, sodium, iron, potassium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc. What a powerful storehouse! We all know that adding foods to our diets with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals is recommended for overall health. Daily Dose of Vitamins Aloe Vera Gel includes Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Anti-inflammatory Properties Aloe Vera Gel has 12 natural substances that have been shown to inhibit inflammation without side effects. Aloe may also support proper joint and muscle mobility. Body-Building Blocks Amino acids are our body’s building blocks. Eight which are essential and cannot be made by the body are found within the aloe plant!
      WHEAT GRASS POWDER:
      Dosage: 1 tsp [3 gms.] of powder + 3 drops of honey with a cup of hot water in an empty stomach in the morning. For a day or two the patient may pass green stools to purge-out toxins. No worry.
      The main substances and their uses in brief:
      Life saving substances:Vitamin-A,B,C,D,E,PROTEINS AND AMINO ACIDS, ENZYMES,MINERALS LIKE IRON, CALCIUM,POTASSIUM, ZINC, SODIUM,SELENIUM,ETC., to act as immune boosters and the disease resistance power shall get enhanced automatically to fight out any disease/morbidity condition; and infection, be it bacterial or viral affecting any organ[s].

  37. QUESTION:
    hello, i am kind of nervous?
    i have had two yeast infections in two months, what could be the cause, it may be the same yeast infection, when i treated the first one, my cycle came the next day, so i dont know if it fully was treated, i have no foul smellig discharge, just the cottage cheese like discharge, can someone help me please!!!!

    • ANSWER:
      The flora/fluna is messed out of balance in your body, causing the discharge. This type of infection is usually right before or after your cycle and can usually be treated with over the counter creams/pills. If the infection becomes foul smelling or changes color, then seek your doctor's help, and if you are or could be pregnant seek your doctor's help.

      When anyone has to take antibiotics, it not only kills the bad bacteria, but the good bacteria as well, therefore our bodies get out of sync. I was taught, when taking antibiotics you should always eat yogurt to help the bacteria levels in your gut, yogurt is a good bacteria, helps with the flora/fluna in your gut and all the way down and out.

      I take probiotics everyday and began taking them due to some stomach issues.
      Probiotics are good bacteria that live in our gut. There is research that shows that taking these probiotics help many things, such as infections, lactose intolerance, yeast infections, skin infections, IBS, gas, ulcerative colitis, Chron's disease and so on.
      There are yogurts out that have these probiotics (Activia)in them and they are marketing them as such to help with everyday problems, much more expensive this way than taking the pill once a day

      Go to Vitamin World, their's isn't expensive and people can help you with any questions you have.

      I am posting a link I think you will find very interesting. Probiotics are not that expensive, and I have to say they are worth it! I suffered with H-pylori, pancreatitis, gas, lactose intolerance and ulcers for a long time, and have lived quite normal for over a year now due to the probiotics,

      Good Luck!

  38. QUESTION:
    I just found out I have a UTI....I have a couple questions. I'm worried!!!?
    So I just found out I have a uti.
    I have h. pylori and that's why I went to the ER because I was having bad abdominal pain and am always nausea's and burping.
    Well, the stupid doctor didn't even do anything to help.
    She gave me a pelvic exam! Because I had a uti. Didn't know i had one though.
    I was tested for bacterial infections but all came back Negative.
    Then she said I have to wait 3 to 4 days to get the tests back for chlamydia and gonnorhea. Well, I am freaking out. :/
    Since I had a uti and had abdominal pain she assumed I guess it was an std?
    Not sure.
    Anyway, I have had discharge for a few months that is like cottage cheese or its watery and has white specks in it.
    I have always guessed it was yeast, but never finished the meds for it.
    Does it sound like I have chlamydia or gonnorhea though from my discharge?
    The doctor was not very helpful, and I'm just really terrified.
    I'm supposed to get the phone call later today and can't sleep.
    I have not had any other symptoms except now I am having burning but I am pretty sure its just the UTI.

    • ANSWER:
      the history of burning micturition points to UTI. The description of discharge which you have given is typical of candidal infection of vagina. abdominal pain is associated with UTI, so you do not need to worry, its not any STD like chlamydia or gonorrhea. in addition to antibiotic your doctor would advise,i would like you to use any urinary alkalinising agent, it would relieve burning and consume a lot of water.

  39. QUESTION:
    Fed up with intestinal problems?
    Please be sure to read my entire post before responding.

    I have had a number of digestive complaints for the past year and a half. I have been to my regular doctor, an allergist, an endocrinologist, and a gastroenterologist. None have been able to help me; In Fact, all of them have tested extensively and each says that there is absolutely nothing wrong with me, except for the allergist who reports that I am essentially now allergic to everything.

    I think this is due to having a leaky gut, but that that is only a side problem stemming from whatever my underlying issue is.
    I have sent off my own stool test to Metametrix, and it reported that I have a helicobacter pylori infection, a parasite that they were unable to identify (which is most likely protozoan), and tons of fungus/yeast that they were also unable to identify.
    My doctor did not trust the results from the Metametrix lab, and so he retested them himself, and they came back negative. Then I ordered some Metronidazole (indicated for the treatment of both protozoan parasites as well as anaerobic bacteria [which would work on the h. pylori]) for myself because I don't trust the results of HIS lab. :p

    So I'm taking that right now, and I really haven't seen any result (although, it has only been 2 days)
    but my symptoms have actually worsened, and they are:
    Constipation- first and foremost, and I get the right amount of fiber and plenty of water and exercise.
    Lower Abdominal Bloating- after eating, no matter what. (even while taking the antibiotic and eating meals that are absolutely nothing but protein, which I cannot understand because I don't know what would be causing the bloating.)
    Loss of Appetite- Almost entirely. I have to make myself eat because I never feel like it, and then my symptoms worsen after eating.
    Poor Mood and Lack of Sexual Desire

    that's the main of it. I just don't know what to try from here. My current plan is to finish this course of antibiotics and then start consuming plenty of cultured dairy and probiotics to re-establish my gut flora.

    I have noticed a few things: MCT oil causes me to become queasy, I don't know if the caprylic acid in it is having some sort of reaction to the yeast/fungi (Metametrix said they were unable to cultivate the yeast/fungi from my test and that it was likely only ingested mold, so I never really acknowledged it, but it may be something)

    Also, I have noticed that if I ever consume something caffeinated, like just a soda (which I rarely do) I tend to easily have a bowel movement the next morning. I don't know if just the added stimulation is all that my body needs or what, but I'd prefer to be able to get that without needing to consume caffeine or anything else addictive.

    anyway, sorry for the poor form, I'm out of sorts... but I really need opinions, advice on what to do or just what to look into. I prefer medication to herbs where possible because they tend to act faster, but I'm not looking to cover this up, I want to fix it permanently. help, help, help.

    thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there,

      Have you considered that food intolerance might be playing a role as opposed to "allergy". Food intolerance results from dysbiosis, which you clearly have and can cause constipation, bloating, lack of appetite and mood swings. Food intolerance symptoms get worse after eating and this also is the case with you. Have a look at the following article for starters:

      http://www.foodsmatter.com/allergy_intolerance/food_intolerance/articles/hunter_huntley_food_intol.html

      If you like what you read, there is also a very good book written by one of the authors of the article above. It is:

      http://www.amazon.com/Irritable-Bowel-Solutions-Essential-Treatments/dp/0091917069/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1303461555&sr=8-1

      I have a similar problem. I found diet is key as are high strength probiotics and other treatments such as hormone manipulation, taking non-fermentable laxatives etc. Have a look at the following link regarding probiotics and food intolerance:

      http://www.probiotics-help.com/food-intolerance-symptoms.html

      Eating probiotic food is a good idea but you will probably find that your gut needs more than this. Good high strength probiotics are Custom Probiotics and VSL#3.

      Anyway good luck. I hope this helps

  40. QUESTION:
    Get sick every time I eat?
    Every morning I wake up with a feeling of going to have diahhrea and I usually do. Anything I eat I get sick from, I can feel it in my intestines.

    I've had a colonoscopy and have been tested for Crohn's but they didn't know what I have so they just told me I have IBS. It's to the point where I'm afraid to eat because I know I'll just get sick anyways. What should I do?

    • ANSWER:
      How long has this been going on? Normally if just a few days or a week, I'd say maybe food poisoning, or maybe just a food allergy. But if going on awhile, and with most things, keep reading...

      You just described my life about 8 years ago. I was doing just fine and then all of the sudden, I couldn't eat certain things without getting sick/diarrhea. Within a week or so, it was most anything. Then I couldn't drink certain things... then I couldn't even keep water down. That was when I was hospitalized, put on IV fluids for dehydration. They also couldn't figure out what was wrong, and gave me a diagnosis of IBD or IBS. Thing is, that is a catch-all for when they really don't know what is wrong.

      I don't want to alarm you, but within a couple of months after that, the bottom fell out. I started having severe joint pain, fatigue, and a slew of other problems. They then diagnosed me with an autoimmune disease. It took several years before it was somewhat under control.

      After all these years though, and going through many doctors, treatments, etc, I finally found out what was REALLY wrong. Undiagnosed/misdiagnosed infections.

      Turns out, I had SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) as well as a systemic yeast infection which caused leaky gut (which in turn caused my body to become autoimmune). I recently went through treatment for these infections and am actually returning to normal. My labs are going back to normal, and I feel like I'm finally gaining my life back.

      What I suggest is to find a really good doctor and a really good gastroenterologist willing to test you for these things (also test you for H. pylori, and hypochlorhydria). Your best bet is going to a doctor that practices what is known as Integrative Medicine or Functional medicine. This is a "new" approach to treatment (been around 25-30 yrs) where medical doctors are actually looking for the CAUSE of symptoms and treating the CAUSE, not just looking at the symptoms and managing the symptoms like most doctors are still doing.

      If you are interested in getting help finding out more about this and finding a doctor you should check out these sites: www.ultrawellnesscenter.com (Dr. Mark Hyman - well known, world-wide), and www.functionalmedicine.org.

      This is not alternative medicine. This is regular medicine by M.D.'s. They still use regular treatments, but aimed at actually fixing the problem. Analogy example: Leaky pipe spilling water in your house - regular docs will just have you keep mopping up the water, functional medicine docs will fix the broken pipe.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do I have an infection?
    Okay, I'm a 16-year old girl and lately I've been experiencing some problems. Almost every morning when I wake up, I have to pee and my stomach hurts really badly (also when this happens, I usually have a little bit of discharge but I've read girls naturally have discharge and I've already taken medicine for a yeast infection). It feels like I have gas until I use the bathroom. Whenever I pee, it's usually not much or at least not as much as it felt like. The stomach pain usually goes away after that but sometimes it stays there. When this happens, my lower abdomen feels hard to the touch and it hurts particularly on the left side. I doubt it's an STD or anything because I'm still a virgin. And I don't think I have a weak bladder because before this started I had a really strong bladder. If anyone knows what it is or what I can do to fix it, that would be really great.

    • ANSWER:
      You should probably do what I just did and see if you have H Pylori. It's a bad stomach infection. I'm getting tested right now to see if I still have it because I've had it for 5 months. And if you do have that, I would get the doctors to see if a stomach ulcer is present because H Pylori is very common for those things. I think they eat away your stomach lining so I'm going to see if I have one as well to get rid of. Also get your pancreas checked. That's very needed in trying to stay alive. But I guarantee it's nothing that serious for someone your age who's never had sex. I'm 17 btw so things are uncommon for me as well. Except for H Pylori which is an infection in about half of the world's population. But I heard everyone gets it or a stomach ulcer somewhere in their life. Take care and be safe.

  42. QUESTION:
    i always feel cold plz help?
    i always feell cold specially .. in addition i sleep more than 14 hours per day ...

    Is related to My Nose allergy Or i may have iron deficiency ??? Or smth in my stomac ?? coz i used to have an h.pylori

    • ANSWER:
      How long have you had this feeling of coldness?

      If it is chills then you probably have an infection...maybe a general infection. Your history of h.pylori concerns me.

      If it is extremities, then it could be low blood pressure and/or thyroid levels.

      If it is associated with allergies, lethargy and itching then the culprit is probably candida (yeast) in your blood and GI tract. You were probably treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics for the h. pylori so this may be the problem. You need to take a pro-biotic or kephyr or plain yoghurt to restore your intestinal bacteria and improve your immune system.

      You could have parasites.

      If you are wondering about an iron deficiency then take iron immediately...that clears up with supplementation. Take it with food.

      You could have deficient B-12...are you a vegetarian? Do you leave beef and eggs out of your diet? A B-12 shot can do wonders for someone feeling listless, cold and peaked.

      Here is a link for you to check out your symptoms http://symptoms.webmd.com/symptomchecker

      If you can get a blood and urine test and ideally a stool sample test as well, you will have the answers you seek.

  43. QUESTION:
    why are my symptoms not consistent with my diagnosis?
    I am a 53 year-old working housewife. Last January, the whole family made a trip out of town. My son and I ate something the others did not. Both of us got sick the next day, diarrhea and vomiting consistent with food poisoning. We were given the same medication; my son got better after 4 days while it's been 4 weeks for me but my bowel movements still have not gotten back to normal. I don't have the diarrhea anymore, just soft, unformed stool. Two weeks after the diarrhea episode, I got the flu- fever, coughing, body aches. A week after that, I woke up feeling really sick to my stomach. I was dizzy, nauseated, lots of stomach cramping and gas rumbling. In addition, I was very tired and was having chills. I went to the ER and was diagnosed with diarrhea (which I did not really have anymore) and just "virus" infection and was given Bentyl. The next day, I had a follow-up check with my primary doctor and was given flagyl and diarrhea medicine. He said it was "just virus" I stopped taking the flagyl after 2 days because I was getting more sick in the stomach. My doctor changed my medicine to Nexium, saying I had a lot of acid reflux. Nexium gave me headaches and made the dizziness and nausea worse, so I stopped it after 3 days. I went to see my ENT doctor because I could not sleep at night from post nasal drip and dry mouth and throat. I had redness in my throat and again, he concluded acid reflux and virus. He prescribed saline irrigation and changed my med. to Xantax. Again, the headache reaction was there and Xantax did not really help. I also consulted with a GI doctor and he ordered testing for TSH and H. pylori plus an abdominal/pelvic CT scan. All turned out negative so I was diagnosed again with acid reflux and "virus" that just won't go away. I made another trip to the ER because I was getting weaker everyday and my blood pressure was spiking (145-150 over 90-100). I was scared. Blood test showed my Potassium was low (3.0), I was given 2 bags of IV and 40 mg. of potassium tablets. Went back to my primary doctor complaining of the same thing, dull headache, dizziness, and nausea especially in the morning. Convinced my doctor that my blood pressure was probably aggravating my symptoms, he gave me Toprol (50 mg) once a day. There are tell-tale signs that Toprol is working, in addition to my nausea, the med. now makes me sleepy and sluggish. There is improvement in my legs from potassium but my symptoms are still here and it has been 3 weeks since I was diagnosed with virus and acid reflux. I do have acid reflux as my ENT doctor saw thickening in my larynx, however, I don't have the burning sensation as most sufferers do, just a lot of belching and stomach gas. My diet consists of rice, lean boiled chicken, oatmeal, crackers, ginger tea, yogurt, and I am also taking probiotics. I have missed work for 3 weeks now because I can't get up in the morning. Some days are better and I would conclude that I've been healed but the next day, I would be sick again, my symptoms come and go. Today, I saw an eye doctor but he did not find anything wrong with my eyes. I am desperate for a cure, I am tired of being sick, I am depressed and frustrated. Please help me. Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      Your situation is far too complicated for me to even guess. I do mention that it was interesting to me that as I read your question and saw Flagyl giardiasis immediately came to mind. Some years ago everybody in my family but me got it and they were given Flagyl.

      Since Formerly Bob thinks the symptoms match and a doctor prescribed Flagyl it may be of some importance. You said that the doctor who prescribed the Flagyl said "just virus," but I find that unlikely that he thought that or he would not have prescribed Flagyl.

      Ironically some years after, my wife and I were prescribed Flagyl for a yeast infection of unknown source. The stuff made both of us nearly sick with weird headaches and stomach distress, but we took them all just as my wife and sons did with the giardiasis. In both cases, in spite of the discomfort, it worked. Maybe you should pick back up taking the rest of the prescription since nothing else seems to work...

      I am so sorry this is happening to you and fully understand why you feel depressed and frustrated. I pray you get better quickly. Try the Flagyl and have faith that it will all work out.

  44. QUESTION:
    How will the doctor diagnose?
    Im almost certain i have something going on down there. I was on triple treatment for a h.pylori bacteria in my stoamch for one week. Everyday i took 4 amoxil, 3flagyl and 2 nexium.
    I finished about 5 days ago and ever since my vagina feels really irritated. Im having discharge but it looks light brown, has no smell. I finished my period about 5days ago also.
    Im going to the doctors in a couple of hours and just wanted to know how the doctor will check what i have? Is it just based on what symptoms i tell and see if the mediction works? Ive had thrush once before and that was after taking amoxil for a tooth infection.

    • ANSWER:
      I am not sure what kind of exam or tests you will need, but I can tell you that whatever information the doctor needs to do that diagnosis, don't you want it done so you can get rid of these awful symptoms?!?!?
      It's probably a yeast infection from the antibiotics, and it won't go away on it's own. (but I'm not a doctor, go get checked out!)

  45. QUESTION:
    every day i feel like being sick i erge but i don't actually be sick I'm 13 and a male please help me?

    • ANSWER:
      I agee with the others, go see a doctor. Get tested for h.pylori and a yeast infection called candida. Get tested for a virus, and tested for worms and parasites. You may have something and it's affecting you.
      In the meantime drink plenty of water and eat ginger to help settle your stomach a little. Candied ginger works just as well as plain ginger root, so does ground ginger on top of your food.

  46. QUESTION:
    I have had thrush 3 times this year?
    I have never had a problem with thrush or anything before this year but i've had it three times in about 8 or 9 months. I first got it randomly and I knew it was thrush because I had all the symptoms. I used the internal cream and it cleared up and then I had to take 2 antibiotics for my H pylori and got thrush again! Recently ive been using something called citricidal which im using for my H pylori because the triple drug therapy the doctor gave me didnt work. The citricidal has worked a treat so far but im worried its killing off my good bacteria as well as the bad because ive now got thrush for the third time. I have been using the citricidal for weeks tho and only just got thrush now so not sure if they are connected or not.
    Also could I be getting it back from my boyfriend? We always use condoms during sex and he has no symptoms of it at all. Any advice is much appreciated!
    Also what treatment is available for men? My boyfriend and I cant take the tablet because its got gelatin in it and we are both vegetarians. Which is why i use the internal cream. What can he use?!
    Also I stopped taking anti biotics a couple of months ago, got thrush and treated it. I didnt take any more medication after that except the citricidal which is a natural treatment.

    • ANSWER:
      The use of antibiotics can make you more prone to thrush. The combination of antibiotics for clearing H Pylori can be quite a big dose.For reoccurring bouts of thrush, try using natural LIVE yogurt, this needs to be introduced into the vagina with either a tampon or syringe (without the needle!).

      Next time you're on your period, dip an unused tampon in LIVE natural yogurt and insert into your vagina (or use a syringe) Natural live yogurt can be used in two ways to deal with thrush; eating it and/or inserting it into your vagina. The key is not the yogurt itself but the bacteria, lactobacillus acidophilus, in the yogurt. This helps the body maintain, or regain, its natural pH level and keeps yeast under control.

      Some studies have claimed eating yogurt may help keep yeast levels low throughout the body, but particularly in the stomach and intestines. Candida in the bowel can easily make its way to the vulva and vagina, keeping your digestive system clear of thrush may help prevent vaginal thrush.

      Buy topical Canesten in a tube for your boyfriend.

      Edit
      Although re-occurring thrush isn't uncommon, If you keep getting thrush and/or it is failing to go away, there is a chance that it isn't thrush that you have. See your GP to rule out other infections and other causes like Diabetes. In rare cases it could be caused by another strains of Candida called Candida glabrata. This does not always clear up with usual anti-thrush preparations. Try to wear loose cotton underwear.

  47. QUESTION:
    Stomach viruses/bacteria?
    So, a couple of months ago, I was diagnosed with Helicobacter Pylori (my GI did a endoscopy). I was on anti-biotics and I finished them (I took them correctly).

    I have been having diarrhea constantly, even before I was diagnosed with it. Recently, I had it for about 6 days, but it went away and my stool returned to normal. But, something happens, and I will have another prolonged diarrhea episode.
    No, I am not lactose intolerant.

    Now, after I informed my doctor of my recent diarrhea episodes, he ordered stool tests and cultures...which consist of tests for Adenovirus, Giardia, H. Pylori (again, since we have no idea if it has been eradicated), and Rotavirus.

    My question is, if I have any of these, can the diarrhea episodes take a break and begin again as mine have? If not, is it possible that it's something I've eaten, although it lasts for 5-6 days?

    Thank you for your answers.

    If it helps, I am 16...turning 17 next month.

    • ANSWER:
      You may have just upset the normal flora of your lower digestive tract with the meds for h. pylori by killing all the bacteria in your gut that normally assists with digestion - which can cause diarrhea. Have you ever had bouts of diarrhea before you were diagnosed with the helicobacter infection? If so, and your stool cultures are all negative, ask your doctor about irritable bowel syndrome or colitis. You may even have Crohn's disease, it's hard to say at this point. I was diagnosed with irritable bowel when I was 16 (they called it "spastic colon" back then) and have struggled with it off and on for my entire adult life.

      You might also want to ask your doctor about yeast overgrowth. That's a microorganism that will flourish when you've taken antibiotics, and can cause loose stools, bloating and cramping.

      Good luck. :)

  48. QUESTION:
    ichy down below milky discharge and heartburn?
    i am on the pill have not missed any pills! 6 days before my peroid i started to get ichy burining feeling down below and alot of discharge. 3 days before my peroid is due i started to get heatburn. still got 3 days until peroid. i went to the docters and had a swap test done and a wee test the wee test came back clean im now waiting for the swap stick thingy they put up me see what that came bk as. would that be bale to tell if im pregnant or not do you think i am or just have some kind of infection like yeast can you have yeast infections when pregnant please help im so conffused right now

    • ANSWER:
      itching and milky discharge sounds like a yeast infection. it's unlikely you're pregnant if you
      have not missed any pills as oral contraceptives are 99.9% effective in preventing ovulation.
      heartburn could be caused by stress/anxiety or drugs such as aleve or ibuprofen. heartburn
      can be easily treated with zantac, pepcid, prilosec or prevacid which are all OTC. doctor
      may want to check for h. pylori which is often associated with ulcers, GERD, heartburn.

  49. QUESTION:
    Does anyone out there know anything about H Pylori.?

    • ANSWER:
      Helicobacter pylori - (H.pylori) - weakens the protective mucous coating of the stomach and duodenum, which allows acid to get through to the sensitive lining beneath. Both the acid and the bacteria irritate the lining and cause a sore, or ulcer. It is able to survive in stomach acid because it secretes enzymes that neutralize the acid. This mechanism allows H. pylori to make its way to the "safe" area—the protective mucous lining. Once there, the bacterium's spiral shape helps it burrow through the lining. Treatment usually involves a combination of antibiotics, acid suppressors, and stomach protectors. Antibiotic regimens recommended for patients may differ across regions of the world because different areas have begun to show resistance to particular antibiotics. The use of only one medication to treat H. pylori is not recommended. At this time, the most proven effective treatment is a 2-week course of treatment called triple therapy. It involves taking two antibiotics to kill the bacteria and either an acid suppressor or stomach-lining shield. Two-week triple therapy reduces ulcer symptoms, kills the bacteria, and prevents ulcer recurrence in more than 90 percent of patients. Unfortunately, some patients may find triple therapy complicated because it involves taking as many as 20 pills a day. Also, the antibiotics used in triple therapy may cause mild side effects such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, dark stools, metallic taste in the mouth, dizzyness, headache, and yeast infections in women. (Most side effects can be treated with medication withdrawal.) Nevertheless, recent studies show that 2 weeks of triple therapy is ideal. Early results of studies in other countries suggest that 1 week of triple therapy may be as effective as the 2-week therapy, with fewer side effects. Another option is 2 weeks of dual therapy. Dual therapy involves two drugs: an antibiotic and an acid suppressor. It is not as effective as triple therapy. Two weeks of quadruple therapy, which uses two antibiotics, an acid suppressor, and a stomach-lining shield, looks promising in research studies. It is also called bismuth triple therapy.
      Hope this helps
      Matador 89

  50. QUESTION:
    what can infect an mouth ulcer?
    people with expieriences of an infected mouth ulcer please
    or people who know

    • ANSWER:
      The question is more of what causes and what is the remedy, than what infects. If cause of mouth ulcer is known and prevented, if continuation of mouth ulcer is cured, the question of infection do not arise. If infected still if mouth ulcer can be cured then the question of what can infect is not need to be known. The fact is that anything can infect an ulcer so to go for finding and separating each is a mamoth task than curing the ulcer.

      To my mind the mouth contains a lot of Lactobacillus, a genus of Gram-positive facultative anaerobic or microaerophilic bacteria. This bacteria constantly interacts with Lactose in milk and other products and convert them into lactic acid by fermentation. The presence of Lactic acid in the mouth forces many gram-negative bacterias like Helicobacter pylori to burrow themselves into the mucous lining to escape the onslaught of the acid ph levels in the mouth. To my mind the ulcers are a consequence of these tug of war. Whenever there is ulcer in the stomach, the chances of H.Pylori reaching the mouth are quite high and therefore when ulcer formation is there in the mouth it should be understood that there is a possibility of ulcer in the stomach due to the same reasons. The ulcers are of many kinds, according to the infecting bacteria. According to the kind of ulcers, its symptoms not only the bacteria varies, but also the medicines to be prescribed varies. Taking antacids for ulcer is not only a folly but a disastrous blunder as it creates a camouflage over the ulcers so that temporarily they are safe where as the ulcers grow under the filement to unmanageable proportions. So a cure is necessary and not management. Normally the saliva in the mouth is quite alkhaline and neutralises the acidic affect and create a balanced ecology in the mouth that the flaura and fona does not behave aggressively and thus the body is able to cure the ulcers on its own because the perpetrators are no more aggressive. But in situations of larger proportions and when the saliva itself is acidic, due to various reasons, things go beyond all controls and even to cancerous states.

      How to deal with it?

      The treatment in homeopathy is symptom oriented and is the ultimate answer for cure of ulcers in the mouth.

      It is a known fact from times immemmorial that Borax is a remedy for all kinds of ulcers, yeast formations etc.etc.

      My first choice of remedy for all kinds of ulcers in the mouth therefore would be Borax 30C three doses a day for one day. If stomach ulcers are there Borax 1M has to be used.

      My seond choice in all kinds of ulcers with burning will be Arsenic Album 30 a single dose for one day only. Repeat only if necessary. Ulcers of any kind tends to just vanish without trace overnight.

      The third medicine which should be tried if medicines with mercury have been used in abundance, or if there is gunhorreal or syphilitic background or if the sweat is fetid and does not relieve any ailments and the mouth feels scalded including tongue and palate, then Mercurious 30 should be used three times a day as long as required.There will be intolerable fetid odour from the mouth.

      The other medicines which can be used according to symptoms are:

      1. Anthracinum (nosode) - Malignant ulcers with terible burning,. Inflammation of the connective tissue . Purulent.
      (Nosodes should be used with caution under the strct supervision of a homeopathic doctor).

      2. Ulcers with Sensitive edges and fetid discharges - Austeria rub.

      3. Argentum Nitricum - If there is empty eructations with sound and the ulcer is of gastric nature, with history of gastric or peptic ulcer in stomach.

      4. Thuja - When the gums recedes. The blisters will be close to the root of the tongue and very painful. Normally single blisters.

      5. Hydrastis 30 - Gastric Tongue is yellow colour with costipation.

      6. lachesis 200 -Severe forms of aphthae, possible violet tinge on mouth linings and tongue.

      7. Nitric Acid -30 - Painful blisters with offensive and acrid saliva.

      Medicines should be taken in consultation with a homeo doctor.

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