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Dr DavidI have aeromonas hydrophyllia growing. I had this at least 7 years ago and was treated with doxycycline. Is it possible for this bacteria to remain in my gut all these years and somehow get activated again?

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Yes I would. I don't know if you saw my previous question.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Severe diarrhea for 6 days.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
I would prefer if you could answer

I have seen the question about the bug and I am responding now.

I understand your concern.

There is no way that this bug could have been in the gut for so long without causing any symptoms.

Usually it is an opportunistic organism and can uncommonly cause some gastrointestinal infections like this in normal individuals too.

 

Unless you are having low urine output or very dull or excessively sleepy or blood in motion or green bilious vomiting...you need not worry.

 

I suggest you use zinc supplements (elemental zinc 20 mg once daily for 14 days) & ORS (Each small packet mixed in 200ml of potable water and keep giving sip by sip) as hydration is very important and crucial part of treatment. If there is vomiting you can use tablet Ondansetron (as prescribed by your physician).

 

Regarding diet - Avoid fruit juices as they might aggravate diarrhea.

But you can take fruits as such as they contain fibre and help in formed stools. You can take zinc supplements & ORS apart from normal vegetarian porridges & soups.

 

Most crucial part is keeping yourself well hydrated. Make sure you pass urine at least 6th hourly once.

 

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Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thank you so much
I am very careful with handwashing and cleanliness. I don't understand how I could have contacted this again. I don't eat seafood. No one else in family is sick..I did have a gastric bypass 17 years ago if that makes a difference.

No it does not please.

But it is unpredictable.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thank you

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