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Haemophilus Parainfluenzae In Hip Wound
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
Cut my finger in cat dissection.I took tetenus, rabies immune globin&rabies vaccine.I hav mild muscle pins&spasm in body.Is it from rabies or vaccine?
Sl. increase GBS: Guillian-barre syndrom (gbs) is a rare condition causing weakness and even paralysis. It usually heals well. Getting gbs from a vaccine is extremely rare, but in 1976 a slight increase in gbs occurred in people who got the swine flu vaccine. The CDC monitors for gbs associated with any vaccines closely. You chance of complications of flu are far greater than for gbs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? treated in a dorm?: I can't imagine anyone with stap pneumonia being treated in a dorm. Most are isolated in a hospital room during the initial stage of treatment. Droplet precautions (masks and good hand washing) are recommended during the prolonged coughing phase after initial treatment.Staph are present in the environment continuously & a patient may carry the germ for months after successful resolution of the pne. ...Read more
Red raised area from shoulder to distal deltoid after meningicoccal, flu and tdap vaccines in 11 year old 24 hours after vaccine. Normal?
No: It isn't normal, but if it gets better over the next day or two should be fine. If it gets worse or doesn't get better, should be seen. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the most common bacteria that cause meningitis in post neonatal period is it hemophillus influenza type b or streptococcus pneumonae?
Why antibiotics ?: If the culture was obtained from a surface swab, it is not valid since 1994 ! also, what is the reason for the open wound of the leg? Before your doctor treats anything, he/she should provide you the reason for the slow healing. Infections rarely "smolder". They make things worse fast so if this is not the case, then infection is quite unlikely. Everything has bacteria as a contaminant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cousin in china diagnosed with community acquired pneumonia pulmonary edema, resistant to all antibiotics, and low protein? Treatment? Cost?
INS question ?: I am not aware of any immigration requirement to have dt given, but it is a good idea for everybody to have these vaccines. ...Read more
4/22/15 revision of MOM hip. 5/6/15 incised drain pustule 6" from incision, Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). 5/12 dislocation. 5/18 told it was MRSA, bactrum. Is this OK?
Mrsa skin infection: Looks like mom has MRSA skin infection which requires contact isolation and oral/iv antibiotic depends on culture report. The patient needs to be on contact isolation/private room until infection is cleared and need to apply bactroban (mupirocin) ointment daily on both nares for mrsa eradication. Mrsa infection could be deadly, so always remember frequent hand wash. ...Read more
Blood culture after surgery yielded moderate growth of staph aureus.(ap, tet, cam, stp, fortum =r)(gent, flox, ctz =s++)s=sensitivity +=degree r=resistance?
Please suggest some medicines for beta haemolytic staphyloococcus aureus organism detected in culture. Infection in throat with mild pain.
Infection: Why are you asking us this question? Your doctor cultures your throat and will prescribe you the appropriate antibiotic. This is not a forum to enable self medication or second guessing of your primary provider. If you did not get the future throat a doctor, then you need to. ...Read more
Klebsiella oxytoca in sputum, asymptomatic abx given twice (cefuroxime/cipro)suspended by dr because reaction, worried about abx resistant bacteria?
If you have an...: Infected joint which causes joint redness, swelling and pain it must be treated promptly with drainage and antimicrobials. ...Read more
It is very hard to m: Get rid of a spine infection with hardware present without washing out wound several times and being on IV antibiotics usually for 6 weeks. Sometimes a patient is transitioned onto oral antibiotic but just taking oral antibiotic will most likely not cure the infection but may suppress it while remaining on the antibiotic. It depends on whether an organism was identified & if sensitive to drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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