A 31-year-old member asked:

Can hyperacidity kill or prevent the growth of hazardous microorganisms in the stomach such as salmonella?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Normal acidity will: There is no need for hyperacidity, normal aciditiy does kill many organisms, however a large innoculum can overcome this defence mechanism against infection.
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