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E Coli Vaginal Infection Treatment
Just found out i've had an e. Coli vaginal infection for a 1 1/2 years. Been running fever for months and WBC elevated . What could be going in?
Chronic vaginitis: It appears that you have a chronic vaginal infection caused by the e coli germ which was probably caused by contamination with stool.Antibiotics and proper wiping technique from front to back should be very helpful. ...Read more
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
I have a bladder infection and vaginal infection with e-coli, what can I do.... Had reactions to two of the meds. ?
Antibiotics: There are numerous classes of antibiotics available to treat UTI depending upon the sensitivity of the offending organism and the history of allergic reactions. Your doctor can usually find alternatives and if not, desensitization may a possible alternative. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more
I was just diagnosed as having a vaginal infection caused by e. Coli. I think i've had it for a year and a half. Could I have PID now?
Pelvic infection: While it's possible for e.Coli to cause pelvic inflammatory disease, it has to transmit up the vagina, then the cervix, then the uterus, and through the tubes, before you experience the pain associated with pid. If you're not in severe pain right now, you may just have a vaginal infection that needs to be treated. ...Read more
IT DEPENDS what bact: Bacteria you have, the usual txments are Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) vaginal, or Metrogel vaginal, or Flagyl pills but you should have a culture sent to the lab by your gyn because you may need something else depending on what type and how many different bacteria you have, you may have only one or i had a pt who had 7 differnet ones. ...Read more
Maybe for prevention: The only way to know for sure if you have a vaginal infection is to be tested by your doctor. Bacterial or fungal infections require medications for treatment. There are products that claim to help you prevent infections or "maintain" a normal vaginal environment. There is a vaginal gel called rephresh. You can also take lactobacillus pills regularly to help improve the vagina's normal flora. ...Read more
Don't guess: It depends on what the bacterial issue is- if a simple shift in flora (bacterial vaginosis) vs chlamydia, gonorrhea, or other STDs. You need an evaluation to make sure that the cause of the vaginosis is addressed and you do not continue with infections that will be passed to your partners, or cause you problems down the line with infertility or tubal pregnancy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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