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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?

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?

Varies: She should be on antibiotics for 5-10 days depending on the antibiotic, the sensitivity of the e.coli and the severity of the infection. You should see improvement within 48 hours. ...Read more

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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


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For how long is e-coli incubated in your body?

For how long is e-coli incubated in your body?

Unclear question: We all normally have e-coli in our large intestine and it is a beneficial part of the intestinal flora. ...Read more

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Exactly how long can E. Coli survive on varying surfaces?

Exactly how long can E. Coli survive on varying surfaces?

Depends: It depends on the environment and whether the bacteria is receiving nourishing factors such as oxygen, moisture etc. But E.coli can survive for at least 3 days in feces. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about E. coli and how it affects people?

What can you tell me about E. coli and how it affects people?

E. coli: This clan of bacteria has many strains or families. Many are part of normal, others may cause disease. Often if found in an abnormal location, the result will be disease, but in the bowel, it usually in not a cause of disese. ...Read more

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What is e. Coli? What is e. Coli? Where does it come from, and how can I safeguard against it?

What is e. Coli? What is e. Coli? Where does it come from, and how can I safeguard against it?

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

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Can e coli be passed by oral sex?

Can e coli be passed by oral sex?

But....: Oral sex can transmit e.Coli to the urethra of a woman after touching nether parts contaminated with e.Coli and give a uti! ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Escherichia coli?

What is the definition or description of: Escherichia coli?

Escherichia coli: 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, bloody diarrhea & vomiting. ...Read more

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What is e. Coli o157:h7? Are there important differences between e. Coli o157 and other stec?

What is e. Coli o157:h7? Are there important differences between e. Coli o157 and other stec?

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

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I had a bladder washout for trapped e coli but I still have the same symptoms. Why hasn't it worked?

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

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When I was 12 I had e coli, hus, which is caused by haveing e coli that was treated with antibioticsanyway?

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

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Where do you get e. Coli infections?

Where do you get e. Coli infections?

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

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How does e.Coli get into my urethra?

How does e.Coli get into my urethra?

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

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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy?

E. coli: Very unlikely, but even if there was a resemblance due to the colitis caused by some strains of e. Coli, the biopsy would differ markedly. ...Read more

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Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy.

Can e coli look like Crohn's on a colonoscopy.

Crohn's on endo: No

crohn's looks like crohn's on biopsy

the overall photo does not mean much - the biopsies are critical and provide the answer. ...Read more

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Does e. Coli contaminate all meats or just ground beef?

Does e. Coli contaminate all meats or just ground beef?

All foods: E. Coli can contaminate any food, not just meats. Lettuce, tomatoes are known to have been contaminated. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting e coli in a surgical wound?

What is the chance of getting e coli in a surgical wound?

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

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How many days should someone take Ciprofloxacin for E. coli?

How many days should someone take Ciprofloxacin for E. coli?

Five to seven: In urine 5 in colon 7 or longer if symptoms persist I hope this helps and yiu feel better soon. ...Read more

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Bacteria such as e-coli and stuffhow long could they survive?

Bacteria such as e-coli and stuffhow long could they survive?

Depends: In a moist warm environment, these bacteria can survive a long time, even years. E-coli is present in tap water in small numbers. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli infections be fatal?

Yes: Although e. Coli is a common and normal bacteria found in the human intestinal system, certain strains can be fatal. ...Read more

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E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

E. Coli food poisoning symptoms?

Bloody diarrhea: Acute bloody diarrhea is the main symptom, but in some cases there is no bleeding. There is often abdominal tenderness and absence of fever. Complications may include kidney failure, hemolytic anemia, and low platelets. ...Read more

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How do I treat e coli food poisoning?

How do I treat e coli food poisoning?

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

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Does e-coli in the vagina be treated?

Does e-coli in the vagina be treated?

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

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How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

How do you prevent e. Coli infections?

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

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Does e coli cause sores on the vagina?

Does e coli cause sores on the vagina?

No need to worry: E. coli is a common bacteria found in the intestines.
It should not cause sores.
Infections that cause sores include herpes and genital warts.
You should have your sores evaluated ...Read more

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How can e-coli get into urinary tract?

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How can e-coli get into urinary tract?

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