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Does anyone e know if a home heater with a boiler is a problem for those of us with, NTM?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the MAC & Bronchiectasis group.
I only know that hydro air can present a problem for susceptible individuals.
@tutti Yes, hot water heaters are the number one source of ntm in the home. The temperature needs to be set at 130 degrees at least. Please go to our conversation threads and read about preventing reinfection.
@tutti Hi there. Did you find the conversation about reinfection? If not, I will get on my laptop and copy it over to you. (Am on my phone now and cannot do it here) I hope you are doing alright.
No, I didn't find the conversation on reinfection. That would be great if you could copy it for me. Thank you so much. Hugs, Tutti (Lisa)
Lisa, here are the links to 2 discussions about re-infection:
– How To Prevent Re-Infection of MAC/MAI https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/how-to-prevent-re-infection-of-macmai/
– Reinfection while on antibiotics https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/reinfection-while-on-antibiotics/
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Thank you so much! Wow! Lots of very important info. I decided I need to be a life time learner on this illness I have bronchiectasis/microbacterium abscesses. I'm on 3 meds a day.
Can you remind those of us who havent been on this thread for a while, what is NTM?
I now realize that it is Microbacterium.
@luvocean NTM = Non-Tuberculosis mycobacterium, same as MAC.
Here is some homework for you all. What is the difference between mac and mai?
NTM stands for Non Tubercular Mycobacterium
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