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Alternative Treatments For Enterobacter Aerogenes
Enterobacter: This germ is somewhat related to "E. coli" which you might have heard about. It is found in the GI tract -bowels mostly. When it gets 'out' of the area it's supposed to be in, it can cause disease. I think of urinary tract infections, intraabdominal abscesses and sometimes blood stream infections caused from this germ. It is somewhat tough so you might need an ID doc if it gets complicated. ...Read more
Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections. It typically does not occur in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be picked up by patients who are hospitalized, particularly in an intensive care unit. It can be picked up from contaminated surfaces. Antibiotic resistance can be a problem. ...Read more
Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest? Thanks
Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy).
1. How severe is the scalp infection?
2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria?
3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?).
4. Medication allergies? ...Read more
Had acdf (c5-7), 3 days after had fever, had er. Op. To drain inf. Noe on IV ab's and am told I have enterobacter aerogenes. What is this and can I giv?
Post op infection: Anterior cervical dissection- post op infection with an Enterobacter aerogenes should be treated with antibiotics particularly ifyouhave fever and WBC elevation. Your neurosurgeon may further advise you after a ct scan, whether you have a hematoma or abscess which needs to be drained. Looks like you are being taken care of. ...Read more
Enterobacter aerogenes found in lower respitory track after bronch put on 750 mg levaquin (levofloxacin) but feel like this may not be enough due to resistance...
Mgt: If you are recovering while on the medication, I would recommend remaining on the medication. If not, the lab can provide additional information about alternate antibiotics, ...Read more
What does it mean if urine culture shows greater than 100, 000 cfu/ml of Enterobacter Aerogenes? I've had severe pain/cramping on right side stomache/back with nausea.
UTI, pyelonephritis?: You have a urinary tract infection due to Enterobacter. The abdominal or flank pain likely indicates your right kidney is involved (pyelonephritis) which is a potentially serious complication. You may need IV antibiotics, especially if you have fever. See a doctor ASAP, even if it means an after-hour visit to an urgent care clinic or emergency department. Good luck! ...Read more
No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more
Polymyositis (PM): There are many alternative treaments for polymyositis (pm). They are similar to the therapies use for other autoimmune diseases and include: oral steroids, intravenous immunoglobululins, tacrolimus (prograf) or biologic therapies such as embrel or rituxan (rituximab). ...Read more
Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more
No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. ...Read more
There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies.
1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid.
2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms.
3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. ...Read more
Adjuncts only: If you ignore surgery for melanoma, you will pay for your mistake with your life. If you are interested in vitamins, botanicals and so forth, remember these are only adjuncts. I am not sure I would accept some of therapies for advanced disease that give only a small survival advantage, but I would not pay a conspiracy or natural-medicine talker for telling me untruths. Be savvy. ...Read more
No: Pseudotumor cerebri can occasionally result in visual loss and blindness in addition to severe headaches. Pseudotumor needs to be carefully followed by an eye doctor and sometimes a neurologist as well. 90% of people with pseudotumor are obese females and weight loss, sometimes modest amounts, can be a highly effective treatment. ...Read more