A 57-year-old female asked:

I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. what antibiotic should i take? also am i contagious

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 53 years experience
Contagious: You may very well be contagious. You need to see your doctor ASAP (or the Emergency facility) where your history will be taken, you will be examined, and lab tests drawn. Once that is complete you will be instructed regarding what meds to take.
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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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3 organisms at once...not likely
May 11, 2015
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
A Verified Doctoranswered
Infectious Disease 27 years experience
Polymicrobial: Well..first....all of us likely have those same bacteria somewhere on our bodies too. Your not contagious to anyone..unless its MRSA and we have that as commensuals too. Recommending antibiotics won't do any good here because I doubt you really have 3 active bacteria causing infection in the same area. Have your GP send you to an infectious disease physician like myself...he'll help out.
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