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Klebsiella Pneumoniae Antibiotic Treatment
Maybe: Klebsiella pneumoniae can usually be treated with antibiotics. Levofloxacin is one antibiotic that may work. There are some strains of this bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics. If you had a culture done that grew this organism, then the lab should have also done sensitivities. Ask your doctor to check them. ...Read more
Cultures : Await final cultures and sensitivities before determining antibiotics. ...Read more
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?
Is it possible that a man living long time with klebsiella pneumoniae without treatment.Is this infection automatically gone like c.trachomatis?
Klebsiella: Yes it can go away, automatically the question needs to be refined for clarity ...Read more
Varies: This varies depending on the sensitivity result which is usually given whenever the culture is done. Whatever medication the organism is sensitive to, is what should be used for treatment ...Read more
I am having recurrent klebsiella infections after cdiff / treatment. Can my family get this from me? I am now on methanmine to keep them at bay.
What is the treatment for e. Coli and klebsiella pneumoniae dx on a urine culture for elderly female ?
It depends: More information will be needed to answer your question. Is the elderly female symptomatic? (fever, urinary complain, etc). Depending on her clinical presentation, treatment will vary from no treatment (asymptomatic) to oral or IV antibiotic (if symptomatic or life threatening) ...Read more
Is klebsiella pneumoniae (found in urine culture) contagious? Is it possible to keep him at home and do the treatment?
Klebsiella Oxytoca and Enterobacter Cloacae found in scalp culture. Diagnosed a Folliculitis, what treatment would you suggest ? Thanks
Depends: Treatment will depend on several factors (and varies from no treatment to IV antibiotic therapy). 1. How severe is the scalp infection? 2. what are the antibiotic sensitivities to the bacteria? 3. Are there systemic symptoms (like fever, chills, malaise?). 4. Medication allergies? ...Read more
What causes UTI in male teenager ? And is trimethoprim effective treatment for eliminating klebsiella species causing UTI?
Usually?: Often male UTIs are a marker of an STD, poor personal (/penile) hygiene, or a known anatomic variance that interferes with urinary flow/clearance, or diabetes with poor control (causing sugar in urine). Consider above and address which most likely fits your situation. If UTI recurs, discuss above with Dr, as more testing may be needed. As long as not resistant, trimethoprim OK for klebsiella. ...Read more
After having cdiff/treatment i went from ecoli to klebsiella utis that are persistent. How can I rid my colon of heavy kleb without antibiotics?
Probiotics: Taking probiotics may help providing proper intestinal flora. ...Read more
Urinalysis:ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae 1K-9K CFU/mL suscept to ertapenem,imipenem, piperacillin/tazo. Get treatment? Or could this resolve on its own?
Can you relapse with C Diff after a year out from treatment if you haven't had an antibiotic or hospital exposure? Still scared from having it!
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
No: Klebsiella is not a sexually transmitted infection. ...Read more
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