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helo would you like to chat on this?
hello would you like to chat on this?
did you read my question?
are you having any symptoms now?
not yet but is it a good idea to take prophylatic antibiotics?
no there is no need
what should i look for
though you are right that it is an unsafe procedure
this still does not call for prophylactic antibiotics
chances are very good that you wont have anything at all
and besides, there is not likely to be any live bacteria after two years, though there may be toxins
the two things to watch out for are vomiting and diarrhea
if you get this, it would be a good idea to see your doctor who may opt for antibiotics
though even then it can usually be managed symptomatically
but prophylactic antibiotics are not at all necessary in this situation
and as i said, chances are very good that you wont get anything at all from this
chances of getting some infection are much more if you were to drink directly from the river
but two years of bottling would greatly reduce any chances of bacteria surviving
it has been 8 houirs since ingestation how long is my symptom window
upto three days
but chances of something occurring within 24 hours are the highest
thanks....is there anything i should do?
if you clear 24 hours, then chances of developing symptoms are low
but still present upto 3 days
drink a lot of water
pepto bismol can be taken if you have any stomach burning, etc
otherwise not really necessary
just close monitoring and adequate intake of water will be sufficient
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Should i get the water tested...or is that overkill.......
no thats not necessary
overkill as you say
dont worry, i am quite confident you wont get anything from this
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