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Can Probiotics Prevent Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Infection
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Yes and no: Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By changing genes: This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Pseudomonas is a very dangerous bacteria that infects those who are chronically or critically ill. (such patients with cystic fibrosis or in the intensive care unit) it is a it needs to be treated with antibiotics that are active against this germ and that often must be given iv. Sometimes when prolonged therapy is needed it can be completed at home, under medical supervision. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Common in the ICU: It is not common to get this infection in a normal host, that is someone who is healthy otherwise. This kind of pneumonia is fairly common in patients who become very ill from some other problem are require support in the intensive care unit, who otherwise have weakened immune systems, or who have cystic fibrosis which is a genetic disease, involving abnormally thick mucous in the lung. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had surgery, now I have an infection (Pseudomonas aeruginosa skin) I'm taking levofloxacin 500mg. How long for the infection to star clearing up?
Skin infection: You should notice that the infection is not getting worse in 24-48 hours and starting to get better in 3-5 days. If it does not or is getting worse you should contact your doctor especially if you are getting fevers after 48 hours, or you have new onset of fevers at any time. Read more
What is the proper treatment for a bladder infection with both pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella Oxyotoca bacteria?
See answer: Most UTIs due to single bacteria with E. coli being most common cause of uncomplicated UTI. Pseudomonas or two different cultured organisms considered complicated UTI and most often hospital-acquired due to catheterization. Results of antibiotic susceptibility from urine culture should guide treatment. Klebsiella sensitive to most oral antibiotics. Pseudomonas: oral Cipro/Levaquin or IV antibiotic Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a nasal steroid spray mask the symptoms of a bacterial infection? Treated for allergy for 1 yr, but mucus sample shows Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
Yes, if you: Use it too much or too often. Now you have a bacterial infection that hopefully will respond to antibiotics, but you can also get fungus or other atypical infections. Antibiotics will not help these. You need to consult with an ENT specialist for definitive treatment. Surgery might be necessary. Read more
Sometimes: There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin. Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My coworker has pseudomonas aeruginosa that has caused a corneal ulcer. Should I be worried of contracting it as well?
Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection or coloniz: No, it is uncommon to have pseudomonas in the respiratory tract if you are a non-hospitalized, otherwise normal individual. If you have some immune deficiency, or if the thorascopy was not done with sterile instruments, it is possible, but still unlikely. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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