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Would it be fine to take antacid medication if I have an e. Coli infection?

Would it be fine to take antacid medication if I have an e. Coli infection?

Yes: It may depend on the medication you are taking. It would be useful to check with your pharmacist, if the ant-acid may alter the effectiveness of the antibiotic. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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E Coli Infection (Definition)

E. Coli (escherichia coli) is one of several types of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine of humans and animals (commensal organism). Some strains of e. Coli are capable of causing disease under certain conditions when the immune system is compromised or disease may result ...Read more


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I'm breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, I took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?

I'm breastfeeding and I have e coli infection, I took suprax (cefixime) 400 for 6 days will that be enough?

Depends: If u are symptom free then 6 days shd be enough esp if it is urinary infection. Medicine is not harmful during breast feeding but may cause diarrhea in the baby. Sometimes the infection can recur and ur symptoms will return. If so u shd consult ur doctor again. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have an e. Coli infection?

How do I know if I have an e. Coli infection?

Culture: Urinary infection is perhaps the commonest infection with e coli and it can be diagnosed by culturing urine. Blood or wound infection would require culture of blood and wound discharge. Similarly infection at any other site, would require culture of material from that site. ...Read more

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I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

Where is e coli?: Depends on where the e. Coli infection is located. If you have a simple bladder infection with e. Coli and you're being treated, then it's likely fine for you to continue work. If you're having diarrhea from e. Coli, then there are much more strict guidelines about working with patients and in hospitals. Check with doctor and your hospital's heath center. Good luck! ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist for e. Coli infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist for e. Coli infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Reg Doc usually...: But sometimes you may need the expertise of an infectious diseases specialist if the infection doesn't go away. You might be dealing with a resistant bug, a difficult situation where the antibiotic interacts with medications, or if an underlying condition makes medical management more complex- your regular doctor can determine this. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with e-coli infection In my intestine I'm bit worried I'm on antibiotics what's the best way to treat it plzz help thanks :)?

I have been diagnosed with e-coli infection In my intestine I'm bit worried I'm on antibiotics what's the best way to treat it plzz help thanks :)?

Probiotics: Finish the antibiotics prescribed to you.
Take 1-2 cups of yogurt daily & get some probiotics from the pharmacy & take it for one month at least.
Thi is to replenish the good bacteria in the intestines
Which were killed by the antibiotics. ...Read more

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No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am I misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am I misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

Lots of issues...: ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. ...Read more

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E coli infection in semen is curable. I am taking Ciprofloxacin for 20 days is it good. Is this risk for hiv.. I finish course of medicine still have?

E coli infection in semen is curable. I am taking Ciprofloxacin for 20 days is it good. Is this risk for hiv.. I finish course of medicine still have?

Do finish course: Please do take all the prescribed medication and see your doctor for follow up visit as advised. E coli infection per se is not a risk for HIV, however, if you have any concern, ask your doctor to test you. ...Read more

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I think I have an e. Coli infection. What should I do?

I think I have an e. Coli infection. What should I do?

Where?: Many types of ecoli infections require antibiotic therapy. This includes urinary tract infections. Some diarrheal infections require therapy. You need to see a physician to determine if you, in fact, have an infection requiring antibiotics, and what the appropriate antibiotics would be. ...Read more

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How do they test whether you have an e. Coli infection?

How do they test whether you have an e. Coli infection?

Culture: Urine, blood or a swab from the infected site is cultured in the laboratory and the organisms that grow are identified by their biochemical characteristics and their antibiotic sensitivity determined. ...Read more

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I'm sure that I have an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this?

I'm sure that I have an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this?

Where is the: Infection? We all have e coli in our intestine. It is present in tap water. Where is your infection and how do you know. If you have fever, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why can an e. Coli infection be seen in the urine?

Ascend the urethra.: A person aquires a UTI (urinary tract infection) by catheters, stones, women who are sexually active, etc. Because bacteeria can contaminate the area, and ascend the urethra. They can still ascend from the bladder and infect the kidney. The bacteria reproduce and are seen in the urine, with high colony count on urinalysis, gram stain to be sure it's e. Coli, and WBC casts in urine if in kidney. ...Read more

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Can an e.Coli infection make me infertile?

Can an e.Coli infection make me infertile?

Not likely: If e coli causes inflammation of the testes or the passages leading from the testes to the urethra, there is the theoretical possibility of infertility. Most e coli infections involve the urinary tract and do not cause infertility. ...Read more

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Can you get an e. Coli infection from feces?

Can you get an e. Coli infection from feces?

Yes: E coli bacteria (escherichia coli) can live in the intestines of mammals. This is why it so important to wash hands after contact with possible feces from humans, pets, farm animals and wildlife. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection in urine?

What are the symptoms of e-coli infection in urine?

Pain and blood: Dysuria (pain with urination), hematuria (blood in urine), lower pelvic pain, cloudy or foul smelling urine are common initial symptoms. Flank pain and fevers are more serious symptoms which should prompt urgent medical attention. ...Read more

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I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Diarrhea, cramps.: Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. ...Read more

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What is the antibiotic used for the e. Coli infection on locust grove?

Hard to treat: Bacterial infections are usually treated with antibiotics. However, the antibiotic sensitivities of different strains of e. Coli vary widely. As gram-negative organisms, e. Coli are resistant to many antibiotics that are effective against gram-positive organisms. Antibiotics which may be used to treat e. Coli infection include amoxicillin, as well as other semisynthetic penicillins, many cephalosp. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I got an e. Coli infection in the urine more than once?

Are there some genetic reasons I got an e. Coli infection in the urine more than once?

No: Ecoli utis are the most common infection in women. It usually relates to wiping technique or tight fitting clothe oth something that irritate the urethral opening that make it avorable for bacterial entrance into the urinary tract this includes post intercourse UTI. It considered average if female get ecoli UTI 2x annually. Buut it is imprtant to identify why and prevent as much as you can. ...Read more

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I'm currently on anti biotics for the last two weeks. Drug is called sulfmeth/tmp 800/160mg. Will this clear up the e-coli infection?

I'm currently on anti biotics for the last two weeks. Drug is called sulfmeth/tmp 800/160mg. Will this clear up the e-coli infection?

Probably not working: Assuming you have a urinary tract infection, it the symptoms didn't clear up within 3-4 days, the antibiotic isn't working. Many UTI bacteria are resistant to sulfa/trimpehoprim. See your doctor or clinic about an alternatte treatment. ...Read more

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Has anyone had staph or e coli infection while pregnant?

Infection/peregnancy: You can get e coli UTI infection. And skin staph infections like anybody during pregnancy
anybody can. ...Read more

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What are the treatments 4 recurrent e-coli infection in urinary tract?

What are the treatments 4 recurrent e-coli infection in urinary tract?

Depends on cause: Some women get one e.Coli UTI after another related to sexual exposures for this void after intercourse and take one pill of an antimicrobials. Some get recurrent utis from structural issues such as strictures or bladder diverticula. Some have stones which make it difficult to eradicate the bug without removing the stone or stones. ...Read more

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Touching poop while changing diapers. Couldn't this give him e.Coli infection?

Not likely.: If it is touched while changing, it is likely his e. Coli, so he won't likely get infected, but you should wash your hands so you don't get sick, and keep him/her/baby clean there, so bacteria doesn't build up, or infection can result from too much/ too many kinds of bacteria. So wash the baby thoroughly when changing, and wash your hands before and after changing to be sure. ...Read more

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What do bm with e coli infection look like?

What type of E coli: E coli is normally present in the intestine and does not affect bowel movement. Toxic strains of e coli can cause diarrhea that will result in loose stools. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: e coli infection?

What is the definition or description of: e coli infection?

Escherichia coli: E. Coli (escherichia coli) is one of several types of bacteria that normally inhabit the intestine of humans and animals (commensal organism). Some strains of e. Coli are capable of causing disease under certain conditions when the immune system is compromised or disease may result from an environmental exposure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: E. coli infection?

E. coli infection: Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. Some strains of E.coli can cause food poisoning. ...Read more

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My test came back negative. I'm convinced that it is an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this, what to do?

My test came back negative. I'm convinced that it is an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this, what to do?

Fem dophilus: E Coli is a bacterial infection. Fem Dophilus info indicates it is to balance a woman's vaginal flora. We don't know what kind of problem is causing your symptoms. We don't even know what your symptoms are? So bottom line, is that knowing your symptoms or your diagnosis - we can make any medical recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Marc Basson
1,098 Doctors shared insights

Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a gram-negative, coliform bacterium. There are various strains of E. coli that live in the intestines. Some strains can cause severe abdominal cramps, ...Read more