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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. What antibiotic should I take? Also am I contagious

I have staph, klebsiella, and ecoli. What antibiotic should I take? Also am I contagious

Polymicrobial: Well..first....all of likely have those bacterial somewhere on our bodies too. Your not contagious to anyone..unless its MRSA and we have that as commensuals too. Recommending antibiotics won't do any good here because I doubt you really have 3 active bacteria causing infection in the same area. Have your GP send you to an infectious disease physician like myself...he'll help out. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?

Klebsiella: Is an enteric pathogen. If it is causing a urinary tract infection, you will need to take antibiotics. If a urine infection occurs in a male patient, he needs to see a urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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I had a urine culture and it indicated klebsiella pneumoniae is present, what is the correct antiobotics I should be on? I was prescibed marcobid before the results? And is this contiagous to others?

Let me explain: When you have urine culture and senesevity, they will find the matching antibiotic for you. I believe microbed is good antibiotic till you receive the result. Of course could be contiguous to other. ...Read more

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
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How long is a UTI from klebdiella pneumoniae contagious after i start antibiotics?

How long is a UTI from klebdiella pneumoniae contagious after i start antibiotics?

Klebsiella pneumonia: Uti's aren't generally contagious. Even if your having intercourse its unlikely your partner will acquire this. Having said that..After several doses of antibiotic the bacteria counts drop very significantly. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel Gallant
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Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

Is it possible to die from klebsiella?

It's possible: Klebsiella can cause severe pneumonia or overwhelming sepsis, which can be fatal, especially in the elderly or in debilitated or immunosuppressed people. However, it is treatable with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What is klebsiella pneumonia?

What is klebsiella pneumonia?

Bacteria...: Klebsiella pneumoniae is a specific bacteria that can cause bronchitis and pneumonia. It is cultured from the sputum and the lab also reports what antibiotics the organism is sensitive to (ie what antibiotic will kill the organism!). Whether you have bronchitis or pneumonia is determined by your doctor based on clinical signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

I was told I have heavy growth of klebsiella pneumoniae?

UTI?: Is this a urine culture? As "pneumoniae" sugguests, this species of Klebsiella can cause pneumonia, but it mostly causes urinary tract infection (UTI). Whether or not you need treatment depends on symptoms (painful urination, frequency, urgency, etc) and urinalysis (increased white blood cells?). At your age (76) some asymptomatic UTIs don't need treatment. Follow your doctor's advice about it. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Klebsiella will spread through oral sex?

Klebsiella will spread through oral sex?

Not likely: Klebsiella could only be spread through inhalation into the lungs. Very, very unlikely. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

What exactly is klebsiella pneumoniae?

Bacillus: Klebsiella is a gram negative bacillus found in the intestines that may cause pneumonia, urinary tract infections and one form of the bug is associated with multiple abscesses. ...Read more

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