Individuals with H. pylori infection of the stomach can have increased amounts of the following substances in the breath:
Sulfides: hydrogen sulfide (rotten eggs smell), dimethyl sulfide (cabbage-like smell), methyl mercaptane (rotten cabbage smell)
Isobutane (petroleum-like odor), 2-butanone (pungent sweet odor) and ethyl acetate (fruity odor)
Yes, you could possibly become infected through sharing utensils.
H. pylori is commonly transmitted person-to-person by saliva. The
bacteria can also be spread by fecal contamination of food or water.
In developing countries, a combination of untreated water, ...