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E Coli In Wound
I hve mersa /e coli in a wound on arm that wasn't healn. They put me on bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) but mking her sick and vomit every 2nd dose. Do I continue? I hv hep c
Iv antibiotics: If unable to take your antibiotics please seek immediate medical attention. You may need iv antibiotics tailored to the sensitivity profile of the wound culture. ...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
My dog has a wound that was diagnosed to be infected with e coli and mrsa. Can my husband and I get it? What will our symptoms be?
Possibly: MRSA often causes skin infections, so would see an infected wound. Can usually be prevented with good hand washing (use soap, and sing "Happy Birthday" in your head while washing hands to insure adequate time) after caring for or touching dog's wound. Once antibiotics and dog's immune system get upper hand, should not be a problem. ...Read more
What antibiotic is used to treat a post op wound with klebsiella, non enteroccal strep & e coli in a diabetic?
Depends: On where the post-op wound is located and the reason for the surgery, the manner in which the cultures were collected, the sensitivities to antibiotics as determined in the laboratory, things to which the patient may be allergic, and a variety of other factors. It is unusual to see multiple different organisms without some reason. Discuss with surgeon and infectious diseases consultant. ...Read more
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?
Can you tell me in my wound: e. coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, achromobacterbe considered hospital acquired infections?
Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter baumannii is usually only seen in very ill patient in medical settings. ...Read more
A total of 8 different organisms in my wound: e. Coli, acinetobacter baumannii, stenotrophomonas, are these hospital acquired infections?
Yes.: They can all be hospital acquired infections. ...Read more
What is the antibiotic used to combat klebsiella, e coli & non enteroccal strep found in poorly healed lower abdominal post op wound. Patient is diab?
Infected?: Open surgical wounds will always grow bacteria upon culture but are not always infected per se. If the wound is red and is discharging pus, it requires therapy and may need to be opened for better drainage. Antimicrobials can be chosen based on the sensitivity patterns of the isolates. ...Read more
Unclear question: E coli is a bacterium and does not need treatment from us. It is present in the environment, including drinking water and is present in large numbers in the colon. If you could clarify your question, it may be feasible to provide a more meaningful answer. ...Read more
E. coli strains: Most E. coli are normal bowel inhabitants. But some, particularly those with the serotype OH157, are capable of producing a shiga toxin that is similar to that produced by bowel pathogens. But DH5a is not one of these toxin-producing strains, and is more commonly used as a laboratory strain for studying expression of genetic characteristics following cloning experiments. ...Read more
If you are unlucky: Whether a person dies from infection or not is due to many factors. How well is the host (e.g.: a young lady with a UTI vs. Old man with leukemia). Where is the infection (uti vs blood stream). Susceptibility of the organism (do we have antibiotics to treat the infection). Does patient have access to them & can patient receive them without toxicity. Does it make bad toxins like e.Coli 0157h7. ...Read more
Depends on serotype: Different serotypes of e.Coli survive and grow at different temperatures, usually 44.5 c. For additional details please see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc267801/pdf/jcm00052-0174.Pdf. ...Read more
Depends: We all have e coli in our colon. It is present in tap water in small numbers. It can cause infection, like urinary infection if it gets outside the colon. A few toxic strains of e coli cause hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more
See your doctor: We all have e coli in our bodies. Where is the infection? How do you know you have e coli infection? If you have e coli infection, it is not an issue for self treatment, please see your doctor or go to an emergency room. ...Read more
Depends: All of us have e coli in our colon and it is a normal part of out being. Some strains of e coli can cause diarrhea and renal damage. E coli is a common cause of urinary infections. In a person with anatomic abnormalities or immune disorders, e coli can infect any organ, including the brain. ...Read more
I'm not sure what: You are wanting to know. Escherichia coli is a bacterium found predominantly in intestines of warm blooded animals including humans. It is not usually harmful in its body environment but can cause cause infections, commonly in the urinary tract or gut. It is transmitted by fecal contamination, so hand washing after a BM is important. Women particularly should wipe front to back after a BM. ...Read more
Poop products: E.coli is a common bacterial family with many strains. It is usually found in the digestive tract of animals (&humans) and will be found in any body of water that animals use for water, or that is in a watershed area of such things as dairy farms. Local health districts often monitor the levels of this germ as a standard for contamination. ...Read more