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Dr. Sheila Smith
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E Coli Infection (Overview)

E. Coli is a bacteria normally found in the intestines. Certain strains of e. Coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause disease, such as colitis (bloody diarrhea) and traveler's diarrhea. It is also the most common organism in urinary tract infections. When found in the blood, the infection can be very severe and cause injury in many organs.


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What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?

What sort of disorder is an e. Coli infection?

Multiple: E. Coli is a gram negative bacterium which is frequently colonized in the GI tract, it can be associated with pathogenic infection causing serious GI type of infection, also implicated with urinary type infections and others. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
83 doctors shared insights

E Coli Infection (Overview)

E. Coli is a bacteria normally found in the intestines. Certain strains of e. Coli are pathogenic, meaning they can cause disease, such as colitis (bloody diarrhea) and traveler's diarrhea. It is also the most common organism in urinary tract infections. When found in the blood, the infection can be very severe and cause injury in many organs.


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What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Depends on the: Organ/system affected and type or esch coli. The organism is common cause of urinary tract infections, and may be involved in lung infection, ear infection, meningitis, septicemia, and peritonitis etc. A strain of esch coli causes hemorrhagic diarrhea and hemolytic uremic syndrome. ...Read more

Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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I have been diagnosed with e-coli infection In my intestine I'm bit worried I'm on antibiotics what's the best way to treat it plzz help thanks :)?

I have been diagnosed with e-coli infection In my intestine I'm bit worried I'm on antibiotics what's the best way to treat it plzz help thanks :)?

Probiotics: Finish the antibiotics prescribed to you. Take 1-2 cups of yogurt daily & get some probiotics from the pharmacy & take it for one month at least. Thi is to replenish the good bacteria in the intestines Which were killed by the antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do they test whether you have an e. Coli infection?

How do they test whether you have an e. Coli infection?

Culture: Urine, blood or a swab from the infected site is cultured in the laboratory and the organisms that grow are identified by their biochemical characteristics and their antibiotic sensitivity determined. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Begin your antibiotic immediately and complete the entire course
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Drink plenty of fluids to stay well-hydrated and help flush infection
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Get plenty of rest and sleep to help your body fight the infection
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What are the tests for e. Coli infection?

What are the tests for e. Coli infection?

Okay that the test: To diagnose illness caused by e. Coli infection, your doctor will send a sample of your stool to a laboratory to test for the presence of e. Coli bacteria. The bacteria may be cultured to confirm the diagnosis and identify specific toxins, such as those produced by e. Coli o157:h7. ...Read more

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I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

Where is e coli?: Depends on where the e. Coli infection is located. If you have a simple bladder infection with e. Coli and you're being treated, then it's likely fine for you to continue work. If you're having diarrhea from e. Coli, then there are much more strict guidelines about working with patients and in hospitals. Check with doctor and your hospital's heath center. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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If you have pink eye, wash face towels with hot water separately
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Is it true that an e-coli infection be caused by a blood transfusion?

Is it true that an e-coli infection be caused by a blood transfusion?

Maybe-not probable.: The e coli is most likely from a urinary tract infection (UTI) or from gut infection through contaminated meat, etc. Transfusion is a rare cause for any infection, but if it happens, it is usually with yersinia or some other bacteria, etc., though an e. Coli infection is possible, especially if there is an unclean environment, and the transfused product had an infection or was not well preserved. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Infection (Definition)

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


Dr. Marc Basson
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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