(yes, you don't need to tell me. i'm crazy. hence what i've researched, written, and put here to share with you).
Foreword: If you have a normal, healthy immune system (as most people do), are not taking immunosuppresants, or constantly exposed to high levels of regular antibiotics, you won’t be interested in anything I have to say. Bounce off and enjoy your day. Even better…. Go take a shower. (And I MEAN it. Hypochondriacs, don’t waste your time. This does NOT apply to you if you don’t have CF, Crohn’s, HIV/AIDs, etc, or aren’t taking medication to counteract/counterbalance these things.
Also: HIV/AIDs patients are more likely to catch MAC from a showerhead than a CF patient. I don’t know about Crohnies. I’m an oddity, since I have both. People on immunosuppressants should take a peek, i think.)
Well, I’ve done some research with my family. I’ve contacted my GI, my respirologist (who, in turn, contacted my CF clinic associate’s microbiologist). I got emails from all three, which made me very happy since it was very unexpected.
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Thank you, DrL, DrW, DrR… and the mountains of pages that we’ve gone through. New studies are VERY interesting.