Could Our Housekeeped with H Pylori Endanger Our Health

by Evelyn

Our housekeeper (she visits twice a month) has been treated two times for H Pylori.

The first round of antibiotics did not clear her system.

She began a second course of a different antibiotic which was supposed to last 2 weeks. After one week she was experiencing such severe symptoms that, having failed to reach her specialist, she consulted her family physician, who agreed she should discontinue the treatment.

When she got to see the specialist a couple of weeks later she was told that:
1) no treatment would be offered until it was determined whether she still had the bacteria, and
2) her husband should also be tested.

My husband and I are in our late 60s. I am concerned that two rounds of antibiotic treatment (the latter one fore-shortened) may have strengthened the bacteria which our housekeeper may still have.

Would we be wise to offer her sick leave until she is not affected by the bacteria,rather than have her cleaning in our home?

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Stop Worrying about it
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi Evelyn,

STOP WORRYING ABOUT IT... This is NOT a 'disease', it's just a bacteria that you have been exposed to THOUSANDS of times in your life already. And what makes you think that you don't already have it and YOU were the one that gave it to your housekeeper???

There is no reason to believe that SHE is more dangerous to YOU than YOU are to her. If you've never been tested for it, there is no reason to believe that you DON'T have it- and since half the WORLD currently has H pylori, the chances are more likely than not that you DO already have it and just don't have symptoms.

PLEASE read my page on Must read answer about questions regarding H pylori being contagious.

So my point is that you don't get a 'disease' from H pylori, you don't need to avoid it like you would someone with TB, and it's futile to do so anyway. If you are going to put your housekeeper on leave until she tests negative, then the only logical next step is to make a policy that no one, including your family, can come into your house unless they have been tested. And then the next logical step is to not visit at friends' houses unless they have been tested.

Since half the WORLD has H pylori, I GUARANTEE that some of your friends and relatives have H pylori and it would be ridiculous and futile in order to try to avoid everyone with H pylori... Stop worrying about it...

What I WOULD do, however, is to get your housekeeper my book The H Pylori Solution. Doctors are VERY bad at eliminating H pylori and there ARE things she can do to eliminate it WITHOUT having to take antibiotics...

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on H pylori. Get The H Pylori Solution today and end your struggle with this infection.

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