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E Coli After C Section
E. Coli on my wife's C-section wound, very strange! She's starting antibiotics today. How long does it take to kill off this infection?
Let me explain:
Escherichia coli bacteria normally live in the intestines of healthy people and animals. Most varieties of e. Coli are harmless or cause relatively brief diarrhea.
You may be exposed to e. Coli from contaminated water or food — especially raw vegetables and undercooked ground beef.
To reduce your chance of being exposed to e. Coli, avoid risky foods and watch out for cross-contamination. ...Read more
Unclear question: Individuals get infection with e coli, one at a time, all the time. ...Read more
Most well known type: 0157:h7 is the most common 'genetic strain' of disease producing shiga toxin producing E. coli in the US. It is most often introduced into individuals through contaminated food that is undercooked. It was also believed to be the most likely variant associated with severe illness, however the outbreak in Germany last year of severe STEC was from a different strain, known as 0104:h4. ...Read more
I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but I still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?
Unusual treatment: Bacteria only get trapped in bladder if they are embedded in bladder stones, there is a narrow neck bladder diverticulum or you had bladder enlargement surgery resulting in xs mucus production within bladder so bacteria can hide & multiply. Bladder symptoms r cured by eliminating infection with antibiotics, or meds or procedure to facilitate bladder emptying.? Get 2nd opinion. C a good urologist. ...Read more
When I was 12 I had e coli, hus, which is caused by haveing e coli that was treated with antibioticsanyway?
Risk w/ antibiotics: I'm not sure what your question is, but it's true that treating certain types of e. Coli with antibiotics can increase the risk of hemolytic uremic syndrome (hus). ...Read more
E. coli infections: All of us harbor e. Coli bacteria in our gut. Sometimes we expose our selves inadvertently to these bacteria by virtue of our lax hand washing and food preparation techniques. When we eat out, there is always the danger of acquiring e. Coli passed on by food handlers, especially inadequately cooked meats. Swimming in contaminated waters is another common method of acquisition. ...Read more
E. coli: This organism may often be present on the perineum by colonization with fecal flora. It may also colonize the vaginal barrel. From the perineum (labia, etc.) to the urethra orifice is easy. Infections occur with physiological obstructions, or in just susceptible women. This does not happen with men. ...Read more
All foods: E. Coli can contaminate any food, not just meats. Lettuce, tomatoes are known to have been contaminated. ...Read more
Depends upon the...: Kind of surgery and whether it involves the gastrointestinal tract where e. Coli hangs out. Most wound infections are due to the skin flora especially staphylococcus even ones done on the colon but e. Coli can cause surgical wound infections, especially when involving the colon and more likely deep rather than superficial infection. ...Read more
Homeopathy: Hopefully you are better now...If it is bad and you are getting dehydrated, you need to be seen. My favorite treatment for food poisoning (vomiting and diarrhea) is homeopathic arsenicum album. It works wonderfully. ...Read more
Depends: E coli is almost everywhere, including in tap water, in small numbers. Do you have any symptoms? E coli may be part of the flora in bacterial vaginosis and it can be treated. If you have any symptoms, please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
Washing and cooking: To prevent e. Coli infections, one needs to wash thoroughly all fruits and vegetables, which will lower but not eliminate the risk, and thoroughly cook all meat products, especially ground beef. Proper cleaning of all food preparation areas will also be important in preventing the infection. ...Read more
Easy: E-coli is usually present in feces. When you clean with toilet paper after bm, a thin film of fecal material full of e-coli is left around the anal area and gets into the vagina during sex. To prevent this problem, wash your bottom with soap and water before and after sex. Always pass urine after sex. ...Read more