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Can it be a herx reaction?I started treatment for h. Pylori, 2 abs and ppi, i also have mild infection(cough, little fever) syntoms worsen 1hr later.

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Dr. Videh Mahajan
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Reaction

It should be checked out. You should seek medical attention.

In brief: Reaction

It should be checked out. You should seek medical attention.
Dr. Videh Mahajan
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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

The jarisch herxheimer reaction is due to a massive release of foreign antigens into the blood.
This would not happen with h pylori as the bug is not in your tissues per se and the load of organisms is not great.

In brief: No.

The jarisch herxheimer reaction is due to a massive release of foreign antigens into the blood.
This would not happen with h pylori as the bug is not in your tissues per se and the load of organisms is not great.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
The real Herxheimer reaction results from the killing of large numbers of micro-organisms deep in the tissues by antimicrobial agents. Classically seen in the treatment of advanced syphilis, it's also been reported in other diseases with huge bacterial loads such as bartonellosis. Today's medical quacks diagnose a "herxheimer reaction" whenever one of their own products makes somebody sick.
Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Possible?

The jarisch herxhimer reaction is mainly known in spirochetes that are systemic, such as syphilis; the cause is supposed to be sudden widepsread exposure to endotoxin causing the reaction.
H pylori is a spirochete, but is isolated in the stomach; it would be hard to have a systemic inflammatory response to such a localized infection, but if the burden was high enough, i guess it is possible?

In brief: Possible?

The jarisch herxhimer reaction is mainly known in spirochetes that are systemic, such as syphilis; the cause is supposed to be sudden widepsread exposure to endotoxin causing the reaction.
H pylori is a spirochete, but is isolated in the stomach; it would be hard to have a systemic inflammatory response to such a localized infection, but if the burden was high enough, i guess it is possible?
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