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9 mths of sore throat and nasal congestion. No allergy or reflux. Sputum test today shows growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 2 wks of anti-bs solve it?

9 mths of sore throat and nasal congestion. No allergy or reflux. Sputum test today shows growth of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. 2 wks of anti-bs solve it?

Re-evaluation : Not adding up, and what is exactly meant by sputum test? and from where was that sputum collected? was it a culture or a smear, was it from upper or lower respiratory tract? it can be a contaminant. Unfortunately there is no magic bullet, you need to be re-evaluated for a cause of your symptoms, better see an Allergist/Immunologist if you have access to one where you live, good luck ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

What is the definition or description of: culture of nasal swab shows b. Pertussis?

Whooping cough: A positive culture means you are infected with the bacteria that causes whooping cough. This infection can kill babies, but in adults may manifest itself as a cold with a prolonged cough. ...Read more

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Is the group strep b bacteria present from vaginal swab only?

Is  the group strep b bacteria present from vaginal swab only?

U can get: Beat strep in the urine , vagina or from the rectum, in the us when we do a beta strep culture at 34-36 weeks we test the vagina and rectum. ...Read more

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Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results: 10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae) AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Is GBS a second cause of my UTI? culture results:  10,000 CFU/mL Streptococcus Group B, (S. agalactiae)	AND >100,000 CFU/mL Escherichia coli

Contamination: Urinary tract infection is usually a single organism. GBS is a normal organism of the vagina. In your case, it is likely that e. coli is the responsible organism for your UTI and GBS is just a contaminant especially that the count is 10,000 ...Read more

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Sputum test reports heavy growth of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa. No symptoms excpt stuffy nose and throat clearing for 2 yrs. pls help?

Sputum test reports heavy growth of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa. No symptoms excpt stuffy nose and throat clearing for 2 yrs. pls help?

More info needed: Pseudomonas and Candida often appear when normal bacteria are suppressed by antibiotics. Have you been taking antibiotics, maybe for your stuffy nose and cough? Or have you been hospitalized recently? If you are otherwise healthy, chest xray normal (no pneumonia), and you don't have severe bronchitis, probably these results can be ignored. Discuss with your doctor or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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Will a strep b vaginal swab show up any STDs ?

Will a strep b vaginal swab show up any STDs ?

STDs: No, vaginal swabs for group b strep will not reveal stds. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a nasal steroid spray mask the symptoms of a bacterial infection? Treated for allergy for 1 yr, but mucus sample shows Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.

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

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Urine culture showed strep viridans 10,000-25,000 bacterial colonies. Mild burning at the end of urination in a female. Should antibiotics be used?

Urine culture showed strep viridans  10,000-25,000 bacterial colonies. Mild burning at the end of urination in a female.  Should antibiotics be used?

Maybe, maybe not: Strep viridans is not a common cause of UTI but is often present in the genital area and easily contaminates voided urine. And real UTI usually has higher numbers. But if careful clean-catch urine specimens show signs of infection (increased WBC without epithelial cells) and had the same culture result, with no other bacteria, a trial of treatment might be warranted. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Could the dtap vaccine (whooping cough shot) interfere with the results of a CBC test?

Could the dtap vaccine (whooping cough shot) interfere with the results of a CBC test?

Stress response: Any stress will potentially effect a cbc, usually producing a mild rise in the total WBC count, dominated by mature forms. It is less likely if the CBC is drawn at the same time or soon after the shot, & more an hour or so later as the stress response kicks in. The dr ordering the test will take a mild stress effect into account when interpreting the study. ...Read more

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Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year. All tests negative Nil tonsils Throat cultures clean Nil Epstein-Barr Strep Thrush Herpes Etc Help please?

Yellow Blisters back of throat >1 year.
All tests negative
Nil tonsils
Throat cultures clean
Nil Epstein-Barr
Strep
Thrush
Herpes
Etc

Help please?

Allergy related: Probably this is "cobblestoning," which is the finding of streaks of lymphoid tissue on the posterior pharynx (back of the throat). It's caused by chronic allergy type symptoms. A doctor should be able to confirm that with a look in the back of the throat. If your allergies are bad, there are various treatments that may help, such as antihistamines or even immunotherapy. Try an allergist if needed ...Read more

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history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

 history of sinus infections +dx of UCTD. Recent sinus cultures positive atypical bacteria (Serratia marcescens +Stenotrophomonasmaltophilia - Why?

ID physician: S maltophilia is an organism of low virulence and frequently colonizes fluids used in the hospital setting and patient cultures. Serratia species are opportunistic gram-negative bacteria that are widespread in the environment. And something is definitely wrong here...unless your on say prednisone (for MCTD) and didn't mention this. You should see an infectious disease physician ASAP. ...Read more

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My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?

My throat culture & sensitivity c/s report says "organism: moderate growth streptococcus viridans group" is this normal, i've white coating on tongue?

Possible fungal...: Overgrowth. If you have cultures, you are probably already on an antibiotic for something. S. Viridens is a common oral bacteria that we all have on some level. Yours may be higher than normal but the white on your tongue could be candidiasis from a lack of "regular" bacteria that keep it down. Try 1/2 hydrogen peroxide/ 1/2 or mouthwash, brush your tongue, if no luck see a dr. May need nystatin. ...Read more

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Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?

Vaginal secretion culture detected presence of staphylococcus aureus, it says gram positive coccus are at regular number. Do I have an infection?

You may: It is likely that you do not have bacterial infection, however that does not rule out other types of infections, e.g., viral or parasitic. Do you have any symptoms? ...Read more

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Sore throat/slightly blocked nose/headache. Throat culture says: Streptoccus viridans (moderate growth), no pathogenic organisms found. what to do?

Sore throat/slightly blocked nose/headache. Throat culture says: Streptoccus viridans (moderate growth), no pathogenic organisms found. what to do?

Symptomatic Tx: Streptococcus viridans is one of the normal flora organism in the mouth, these symptoms are likely secondary to viral infection and symptomatic over the counter medications may help or see your physician ...Read more

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Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?

Sputum culture showed normal flora.gram stain showed mod.amt of gram positive and neg. bacilli and mod.amt of gram positive cocci.few wbc.concerns?

No.: From your description, it sounds like the diagnosis was normal flora present. The bacilli and cocci with few WBCs are just describing that. Normal flora is a mixed population like that described. When one has an infection, the causative organism will predominate and will likely be the only thing present. There will also usually be numerous WBCs as these are your cells that fight infection. ...Read more

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Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis?My doctor says no.

Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis?My doctor says no.

Only if symptomatic: Finding bacteria by itself is not a reason for treatment. However, if you are having symptoms (Pain, burning, fever, drainage) then it should be treated ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks pregnant.On my urinalysis it said WBC count of 8 and bacteria at 155.Urine culture showed presence of staph hominis.Will this affect baby?

I'm 38 weeks pregnant.On my urinalysis it said WBC count of 8 and bacteria at 155.Urine culture showed presence of staph hominis.Will this affect baby?

Should not: The placenta creates a good barrier of protection for the baby is most instances. Assure you follow up with your treating dr., take a prescribed antibiotic that is safe in pregnancy for the UTI and get well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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