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

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

Dr. Andrew Berry
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E Coli Infection (Definition)

E. Coli is a bacteria normally found in the intestines. Certain strains of e. Coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause disease, such as colitis (bloody diarrhea) and traveler's diarrhea. It is also the most common organism in urinary tract infections. When found in the blood, the infection can be very severe and cause ...Read more


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Does anyone know the best antibiotic used for recurrent e. Coli infection in elderly?

Does anyone know the best antibiotic used for recurrent e. Coli infection in elderly?

Recurrent E. coli: You haven't specified where the infection is; so i'll answer as if it pertains to urinary tract infxns, a common site for e coli. With recurrent utis, it's always best to get a urine culture to find out to what antibiotic the e coli is most susceptible; then the appropriate antibiotic can be given & a cure expedited. Some people with hx of recurrent utis take ab for prevention of infxn. Dr decides. ...Read more

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Antibiotics not working for e coli infection 10^6 cfu/ml. I've tried 5 different antibiotics. I'm 28 weeks pregnant and told it can cause prematurity ?

Antibiotics not working for e coli infection 10^6 cfu/ml. I've tried 5 different antibiotics. I'm 28 weeks pregnant and told it can cause prematurity ?

Unusual: That does meet criteria for treatment as long as you are having symptoms along with it. The culture should also include antibiotic sensitivity testing to target your specific strain of e.coli. This will guide a correct antibiotic choice which should work if taken exactly as prescribed for the full duration of therapy. For highly resistant strains, a urologist may perform bladder irrigation. ...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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What are the tests for e. Coli infection?

What are the tests for e. Coli infection?

Okay that the test: To diagnose illness caused by e. Coli infection, your doctor will send a sample of your stool to a laboratory to test for the presence of e. Coli bacteria. The bacteria may be cultured to confirm the diagnosis and identify specific toxins, such as those produced by e. Coli o157:h7. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of e-coli infection?

What are the symptoms of e-coli infection?

Many symptoms: This can be a GI infection with bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, and fever. This can be a serious infection, so someone with the symptoms should be evaluated by medical professionals right away. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an e-coli infection?

What are the symptoms of an e-coli infection?

Depends on the site: E coli is a common cause of urinary infections which result in buring pain on urination, fever, abdominal discomfort etc. E coli can also cause pneumonia, blood infection, meningitis etc and sypmtoms depend of the site of infection. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?

What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?

Multiple: E. Coli is a gram negative bacterium which is frequently colonized in the GI tract, it can be associated with pathogenic infection causing serious GI type of infection, also implicated with urinary type infections and others. ...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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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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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
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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