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Posted by Steve on February 08, 2000 at 20:29:57:

In Reply to: I think I have best answer for sulfur burps posted by victoria on January 29, 2000 at 13:43:06:

Would the person who wrote the reply below please contact me at sbarnett@prestigecable.net. I am despirate for any information on this topic. I have researched Giardia, but have not found the symptoms outline below. Please respond...

: SULFER BURPS ARE CAUSED BY THE PARASITE,GIARDIA:
: Having lived 10 years in India I am very familiar with sulfer burps.They are caused by the intestinal parasite, giardia,an amoeba.Giardia can live in one's system forever and can make colonies in the liver or in any organ.Giardia usually causes some kind of low-grade fatigue.The main drug of choice is metronidazole,but I think another systemic antibiotic may also be needed to really clean the amoebas out.It is very important when getting rid of giardia in my experience to cleean the bowels by:for several weeks prior to taking the antibiotic stop eating sweets,amoebas love sugar.Elinate meat from one's diet 3 days before taking the antibiotic and eat lots of brown rice and/or any other kind of bulk forming fiber to clean out the colon.Colonics are excellent AFTER the antibiotics are taken.Garlic pills help purge amoebas.It is essential so as not to reinfect oneself to clean one's hands thoroughly after going to the bathroom.Giardia is passed on by minute amounts of stool ingested while eating or ,as many gay men know who have gotten giardia, though oral intercourse,or in infected water,living around farm animals,going to restaurants where the waiters have giardia.I live in NYC now so I see a tropical disease doctor here,who can test my stool for giardia in his office.If a stool test is sent to a distant lab, the giardia organism dies and is not visible to the pathologist.A doctor who has years of experience with parasites is your best bet.



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