Why can't I get rid of H. pylori even after 3 heavy antibiotic course along with PPI/antacid?
I have been trying to treat H. Pylori for the past 6 months. My doctor said he has given me the best therapy (quadruple therapy) to treat the infection. My symptoms disappears when I use antibiotics but comes back when the medication is over. The test comes back positive again and again. Is it really that difficult to treat H. Pylori? Or am I getting reinfected from my Family members? How easy it is to get reinfected?
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I got rid of what I believe was an intestinal infection by eating 3 cloves of garlic a day for a week, sauteed with mushrooms, onions, and turmeric. This was supplemented with other herbs and teas. Too much antibiotics is no longer effective after you build a tolerance for them. I wish you luck and relief soon.
I've had it on and off for years, and it's why I have peptic ulcers. One of the things that I've found lately that helps at least with the symptoms is a probiotics/apple cider vinegar one-two punch. If I have yogurt, I eat it instead of taking the probiotics capsules. I can't stand the taste of vinegar, so I use apple cider vinegar extract capsules. I'm never totally symptom free, but I'm 100% better when I take the pills.
As janshares also said, garlic helps as well. It's a natural anti-bacterial. Again, I take the odor-free gel caps.
Remember that antiboitics will kill the good bacteria as well as the bad ones. If one is taking antibotics, one should put back the good bacteria by taking probiotic supplements and eating fermented foods. Having enough good bacteria will help keep the bad bacteria at bay.
Hi tnvstar, I am so sorry you are still not feeling well. H. pylori is notoriously difficult to cure. The problem can be multifold. Antibiotic resistance can develop with repeated treatment with the same drugs. Another common occurrence with long-term antibiotics is proliferation of the growth of candida albicans or yeast. Antibiotics destroy the good bacteria (flora) in the gut along with the bad. When the balancing act of good bacteria is destroyed, yeast will grow. The symptoms of yeast overgrowth in the intestinal tract, which happens in 70% of patients being treated with antibiotics for H.pylori, can be exactly the same as the problem you are being treated for. The general consensus is that if you are treated for H.Pylori with an antibiotic regime, only to have the symptoms return, you are most likely dealing with a complication, which may well be Candida Albicans. Yeast multiplies very rapidly. Without diagnosis and treatment, it will impair your immune system, further impacting your resistance to other digestive maladies and your general health. If, in fact, your immune system is depleted due to a yeast infection, it will be far more plausible that reinfection can occur.
There are some very good answers here. Probiotics, plain yogurt, and fresh fruits and vegetables, are a good start. Avoid sugar, it feeds yeast and fungus. As the others have already said, obviously the anti biotics didn't work. My guess they gave you cipro, which has become resistant, as many of the anti biotics have.
The most effective natural supplements are honey, and mastic gum,pistachio and l glutamine.
My article on IBS covers this subject, with dosage amounts, and where to order http://artist101.hubpages.com/hub/IBS-I … Treatments
I wish you well
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