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Dr. Al Hegab
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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. Al Hegab
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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 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

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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 Clostridium Difficile Infection (Checklist)

Know it's a common complication of taking antibiotics
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Minimize use of broad spectrum antibiotics & stay out of hospitals
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Use probiotics to outcompete the clostridium difficile bacteria
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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

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Drink plenty of fluids to help dilute the urine and flush the bladder
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Avoid irritating fluids and food: caffeine, citrus, alcohol, spicy
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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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. Marc Basson
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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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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