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Doctor insights on: Iv Antibiotics For Pseudomonas

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Why do antibiotics not work well against pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Why do antibiotics not work well against pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Various reasons: Pseudomonas is a very common bacteria which has developed many clever ways of resisting different antibiotics. It can destroy the antibiotics with chemicals, pump the antibiotics out of its cell or become 'invisible' to antibiotics by changing the appearance of the bacteria. Pseudomonas can adapt to antibiotics & change during the course of treatment. Serious infections often require an expert. ...Read more

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I'm 34 was preg and have pseudomonas in urine. Dr said it is sensitive to alot of antibiotic and kepflex is one. Is that correct.

Most likely: When they do a urine culture, they check to make sure it is sensitive to certain antibiotics. Some are, some are not. We have no way of knowing without seeing the lab report. I'd follow you physician's advice. ...Read more

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I have prostatitis (Pseudomonas oryzihabitans bacteria). Is this a common bacteria? Many antibiotics have failed to cure it. How come?

I have prostatitis (Pseudomonas oryzihabitans bacteria). Is this a common bacteria? Many antibiotics have failed to cure it. How come?

Unusual organism: Pseudmonas orzyihabitans is an unusual cause of infection in humans. It is commonly found in soil and rice paddies. It can cause infection in patients with lowered immunity or who have Indwelling catheters. It is usually susceptible to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) cephalosporins etc. I am puzzled at how you acquired the infection, what other information can you provide? ...Read more

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I have severe COPD and my sputum has shown pseudomonas. I have been given antibiotics for 2 weeks, but my specilist says that I will have this for life. He has not given us any more information and does not seemworried about it, but I am. What should I do

I have severe COPD and my sputum has shown pseudomonas. I have been given antibiotics for 2 weeks, but my specilist says that I will have this for life. He has not given us any more information and does not seemworried about it, but I am. What should I do

Colonizer...: Pseudomonas is a bacteria that can colonize the airways of people with chronic lung disease. A colonizer is a bacteria that is living in your airways but not causing any harm, like infection. If you have signs and symptoms of infection, then you will need antibiotics to treat it. It is a difficult organism to eradicate once you have it but it only needs treatment if you have infection symptoms. ...Read more

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Which medicament (antibiotic) can I use for treatment of pseudomonas aeruginosa in 2 y/o child? Thanks

Better ask your doc: It's hard to comment about treatment when actual condition of the child is not known. Pseudomonas can cause infection at many sites in the body. There are some antibiotics specific for covering this bug. ...Read more

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What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

What do you do to treat pseudomonas repeated UTI and weakened immune system due to long term antibiotic use?

Repeat UTI's: I would suggest you see a urologist to arrive at a diagnosis of what is causing your having repeat uti's. One of the causes is an anatomical problem of your urinary system. You will need a renal ultrasound and perhaps a xray of your kidneys, ureters and bladder. Have your urine cultured to make sure your doctor is giving you an effective antibiotic. How do you know your immune system is weak? ...Read more

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The pseudomonas cuticle infection now has yellow pus since being lanced. Unable to take the antibiotic (ischemic)how will it heal? Thanks.

The pseudomonas cuticle infection now has yellow pus since being lanced. Unable to take the antibiotic (ischemic)how will it heal? Thanks.

Paronychia: This will probably heal slowly without antibiotics as long as you keep soaking it in warm to hot water and it stays open and draining. On the other hand, if you see any increasing redness or extension of the signs of infection to anywhere else in the hand, see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection with pseudomonas. What wide spectrum antibiotic will work?

I have an ear infection with pseudomonas. What wide spectrum antibiotic will work?

External otitis: The most common disease of the ear associated with pseudomonas is external otitis and is not as serious as some doctors think. It may be the result of contaminated water getting into the ear or the excessive use of q-tips. A topical antibiotic with both a quinolone and a steroid is the treatment of choice. ...Read more

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Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis? My doctor says no.

Does bacteria Pseudomonas Fluorescens found in culture of expressed prostatic fluid require antibiotics for chronic prostatitis? My doctor says no.

Only if symptomatic: Finding bacteria by itself is not a reason for treatment. However, if you are having symptoms (Pain, burning, fever, drainage) then it should be treated ...Read more

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I have been treated with antibiotics for 4 weeks for a kidney infection (pseudomonas) I remain unwell fever and back and loin pain. Is it normal?

I have been treated with antibiotics for 4 weeks for a kidney infection (pseudomonas) I remain unwell fever and back and loin pain. Is it normal?

Urologist: If you have not already done so, please see a urologist for imaging of your kidneys and possibly a cystoscopic exam. Uncomplicated pyelonephritis should have responded to treatment by now. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis return a week after finding out you have it? Was hospitalized for a week on 2 kinds of IV antibiotics and sent home with oral

Can diverticulitis return a week after finding out you have it? Was hospitalized for a week on 2 kinds of IV antibiotics and sent home with oral

Yes.: It could mean that you have recurrence or incomplete treatment. If you have recurrent attacks or no success on medical treatment, you might need to have surgery. ...Read more

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When does someone need IV antibiotics?

When does someone need IV antibiotics?

IV antibiotics: Oral antibiotics may be broken down in the GI tract where as IV antibiotics should have excellent bioavailability. Also a Child may refuse to take an oral antibiotic that doesn't taste good. A person may vomit up an oral medication. ...Read more

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Dr said if no improvement by end of week I need IV antibiotics because I have tried 3 diff one. If I need IV antibiotics where do I have to go 4 them?

Dr said if no improvement by end of week I need IV antibiotics because I have tried 3 diff one. If I need IV antibiotics where do I have to go 4 them?

Depends on Infection: It depends on what are you administering antibiotics for.
It can be done at home as long as your insurance covers it or in some cases depending on the condition in the hospital. ...Read more

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Can IV antibiotics cause fever?

Can IV antibiotics cause fever?

Rarely but...: There is an uncommon reaction to drugs called drug fever. The mechanism is unknown. The fever usually goes away after the drug has been stopped. ...Read more

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Do IV antibiotics cause c diff?

Do IV antibiotics cause c diff?

Most common: Cause for C diff colitis, one of the most common in hospital acquired complication. Many other factors may contribute, too. ...Read more

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Can I go to the ER and get some IV antibiotics?

Can I go to the ER and get some IV antibiotics?

Only if the ER doc: Determines you need it. We prescribe/order IV antibiotics only in certain situations: severe infections, oral route not available (vomiting, etc), antibiotics needed are not available in another form, etc.

If this is a routine order for an antibiotic regimen you are already on, you will not be welcomed with open arms. Call your doctor and ask them to make sure the order has gone through, etc, . ...Read more

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I want to go to the ER and get some IV antibiotics?

ER visits: In order to receive IV antibiotics there needs to be an indication for a doctor to prescribe it. If the ER physician thinks that you need IV antibiotics, you will likely be admitted to the hospital for further work up and evaluation. ...Read more

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Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess. What now?

Abscess after extraction. One oral antibiotic, 2 diff IV antibiotics but still have abscess. What now?

Needs drainage: Antibiotics alone are usually not enough to treat an abscess, no matter where the abscess is. You need to return to the dentist/oral surgeon and have a drainage procedure performed. ...Read more

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I have neuro Lyme and have heard 6 weeks of IV antibiotics has better results than 4 weeks. What is your opinion?

I have neuro Lyme and have heard 6 weeks of IV antibiotics has better results than 4 weeks. What is your opinion?

Symptoms the key: It's better to lok at resolving the neuro symptoms rather than setting a limit on weeks of treatment without regard to improved symptoms. ...Read more

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Could the reason that is not closing be that it is still infected even though I am in my 6 weeks of IV antibiotics already?

Could the reason that is not closing be that it is still infected even though I am in my 6 weeks of IV antibiotics already?

Several reasons why: Continued infection is at the top of the list. Nutritional issues impair healing as well. Diabetes, can complicate wound healing and cause nonhealing surgical wounds. Proper wound care is an important factor in the treatment of nonhealing surgical wounds and should be performed religiously. Debridement may help. Possibly an antibiotic change. Hyperbaric oxygen helps in some instances as well. ...Read more

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Took 2 wks IV antibiotics and month of oral antibiotics due to meningitis. Is my body forever damaged by all these meds? Scared

No: Your body is far from forever damaged. One of the most brilliant findings in recent science is the cellular level resilience and flexibility induced by epigenetic function. Our bodies tend to gravitate toward better health in the absence of major impediments. I usually recommend taking probiotics when taking antibiotics to restore gut bacteria but even that will occur with s healthy diet ...Read more

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I have cholecystitis, had IV antibiotics in hosp and am on antibiotics at home. Today urine was cola colour. Should I b worried?

I have cholecystitis, had IV antibiotics in hosp and am on antibiotics at home. Today urine was cola colour. Should I b worried?

Yes. Bile duct issue: Given your recent history of cholecystitis, gallstones are a concern. First, did they remove your gallbladder already? Also, do they know if gallstones caused your cholecystitis? Occasionally, gallstones from the gallbladder can slip down into your bile ducts. Once stuck in the bile ducts, bile (in the form of bilirubin) can build up in your blood, appearing as dark colored urine. Call your MD ...Read more

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Cellulitis from cts 4 days in ER on IV antibiotics. Sever pain and no strength. Dr says its ok heal time 6-7months. I can't even work now. Help?

Complex Symptoms: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. Your complaints are way out of sorts from simply treatment for infected cuts. A further investigation is needed. ...Read more

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I had a 5cm abscess deep inside rectum that cleared up with triple iv antibiotics. What are the chances of it returning now antibiotics have stopped?

I had a 5cm abscess deep inside rectum that cleared up with triple iv antibiotics. What are the chances of it returning now antibiotics have stopped?

What was the cause: Depends on exact location and the cause of the abscess. If there is a communication from rectum to that area (fistula) then it is possible for it to come back. Also, is it a first time? Any other bowel disease? Diabetes? Weight issue? All can add to recurrence. ...Read more

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Can IV antibiotics cause severe headaches?

Can IV antibiotics cause severe headaches?

Potentially yes: Virtually any drug could trigger a headache depending on a patient's genetic susceptibility, and not unique to have a migraine reaction to certain antibiotics. Might wonder about allergic types of reactions perhaps under these circumstances. Confer with your doctor regarding future medication choices. ...Read more

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Why did I have to get IV antibiotics when I got my tooth pulled?

Likely needed it: The dentist/surg determined (either from your med hx or prev treatment hx) that your situation warranted the antibiotic. He/she wanted to provide substantial coverage before removing the tooth.
Pills by mouth deliver less antibiotic because the stomach/intestines don't absorb all of the med...By giving it iv, he/she could give the exact dose desired. ...Read more

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What causes a supralevator abscess? Disappeared with iv antibiotics. Dr thought crohns but scopes were normal

What causes a supralevator abscess? Disappeared with iv antibiotics. Dr thought crohns but scopes were normal

Anorectal abscess: A supralevator abscess is a rare type of anorectal abscess, one that can have an origin in the abdominal/pelvic cavity. Crohns or diverticulitis can both cause it (leaking material from bowel leads to the infection. True abscess requires surgical drainage for cure, though an early infection might be treated with antibiotics alone. ...Read more