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Doctor insights on: E Coli Symptoms And Treatment

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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


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What kind of bacteria is causing my utis? 2/2008, i developed a UTI (my first). I am 35 y/o female. I put off treatment because i didn't have insurance. I had the typical UTI symptoms and left flank pain. When i got tested and treated, it was e-coli. Afte

Hello. : Hello. I am not sure exactly what you are asking with your question. You asked what kind of bacteria were causing your uti's but you have listed e coli, kleibsella and pl mirabilus from cultured speciments. Please clarify what information you are looking for. ...Read more

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What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

Nonspecific: Uti in that age range may present with any combination of: fever, foul urine, poor appetite, stomachache, vomiting, irritability, painful urination or diarrhea --> many things may point toward the uti, or it may just be fever and irritability. Bactrim or a cephalosporin may be a reasonable antibiotic choice, but this may be adjusted based on culture sensitivities or previous antibiotic exposure. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

E coli: Treatment of Food poisoning may include oral or intravenous replacement of fluids/ electrolytes. Antibiotics may be indicated in some cases. ...Read more

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Can inj ceftriaxone and tab ofloxacin be used in the treatment of e-coli?

Can inj ceftriaxone and tab ofloxacin be used in the treatment of e-coli?

Yes: E. Coli is usually susceptible to both of these antibiotics. Antibiotic sensitivity tests should guide the choice of antibiotics for the e. Coli. ...Read more

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Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Treatment for e. Coli bladder infection in 48 yr old male?

Call your doc: U need antibiotics and if u know u have e-coli , then a sensitivity should have been done by your doc so u know which med to use. ...Read more

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Your guidance would be much appreciated – is Moxypen suitable to for treatment of excessive bowel bacteria eg e.coli and others? If not what would you

Your guidance would be much appreciated – is Moxypen suitable to for treatment of excessive bowel bacteria eg e.coli and others? If not what would you

No: Moxypen is a brand name for amoxicillin. It is normal to have E. coli and other bacteria in the colon. In this short question, you have not indicated any symptoms which make you feel like you may have excessive bacteria in the colon. I would not take any antibiotics for this unless you are seen by a physician who has recommended it. Sometimes antibiotics can make bowel problems worse. Good luck. ...Read more