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My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

My child has asthma are they more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

No: There is no known association between asthma and pseudomonas aeruginosa infections per se. Patients on high dose steroids who are hospitalized may be less able to fight off the infection - but there are no reported associations even in this extreme case. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

My child as cystic fibrosis, how likely will he get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Later in life: Patients with cystic fibrosis often get these bacteria in their airways by adulthood. The vast majority of adult CF patients have airways colonized with pseudomonas aeruginosa (pa). Younger patients (kids) tend not to have pa in their airways, but that can vary. ...Read more

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I have cancer am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

I have cancer am I more likely to get pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Probably not: When you have cancer, your immune system is compromised or lower, and this means you are more susceptible to developing an infection. However, it is not specifically to pseudomonas species per se. But, in general, you need to know the cancer type and what the treatment is, since some treatments (like chemotherapy), also decrease your ability to fight off infections effectively. ...Read more

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Is it common to get pseudomonas aeruginosa after a thoracoscopy?

Is it common to get pseudomonas aeruginosa after a thoracoscopy?

Infection or coloniz: No, it is uncommon to have pseudomonas in the respiratory tract if you are a non-hospitalized, otherwise normal individual. If you have some immune deficiency, or if the thorascopy was not done with sterile instruments, it is possible, but still unlikely. ...Read more

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Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can polymyxins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: Polymyxins are a very old class of antibiotics. They tend to have kidney and nervous system toxicity, and because they are very old the exact effective doses of these drugsis not well known. Still given problems with bacterial antibiotic resistance, sometimes these agents are used when a highly resistant bacteria is encountered. Colistin the one most often used can be given via inhalation or iv. ...Read more

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How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

How common is "pseudomonas aeruginosa" after thoracoscopy?

Rare: Getting any infection after thoracoscopy is rare, but if this occurred it could be due to underlying infection in the area scoped, or contamination at the time of the procedure. ...Read more

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Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can quinolones work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: Quinilones in the past were very effective against pseudomonas, however because of their widespread and some might say, excessive use in the hospital and community many strains of pseudomonas are now resistant to these antibiotics. They still retain effectiveness in some cases, and specific testing of the germ grown from the patient (culture results) can determine if this is true in a given case. ...Read more

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I've been sick over a year and was recently diagnosed with pseudomonas aeruginosa and I've been on ciprofloxacin 500mg every 12 hours with no relief.?

I've been sick over a year and was recently diagnosed with pseudomonas aeruginosa and I've been on ciprofloxacin 500mg every 12 hours with no relief.?

Get it re-evaluated: Not knowing the type of Ps aeruginosa infection you have (Urinary tract infection? External ear infection? etc) and for how long you have been on ciprofloxacin, it is important for you to go back to your prescriber and tell them there's no relief from the medication they prescribed. They will need to re-evaluate you and determine if you have another diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Probiotics Use: There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection. ...Read more

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What can we do about pseudomonas aeruginosa in the nose?

What can we do about pseudomonas aeruginosa in the nose?

Sinus infection: Seems that you need to see a doctor and get on an appropriate antibiotic for this particular bacteria. ...Read more

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How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

By changing genes: This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection. ...Read more

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Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can monobactams work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Yes: But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected. ...Read more

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Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Can cephalosporins work to treat pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Sometimes: There are several kinds or "generations" of cephalosporins antibiotics, which are antibiotics that are chemically related to penicillin. Some of the drugs in this class are highly effective against pseudomonas and some are not. In fact this can vary to some degree depending on the antibiotic sensitivities specific to the pseudomonas strains prevalent in a particular hospital or community. ...Read more

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How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

Common in the ICU: It is not common to get this infection in a normal host, that is someone who is healthy otherwise. This kind of pneumonia is fairly common in patients who become very ill from some other problem are require support in the intensive care unit, who otherwise have weakened immune systems, or who have cystic fibrosis which is a genetic disease, involving abnormally thick mucous in the lung. ...Read more

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa treatment for open wound, what to do?

Pseudomonas aeruginosa treatment for open wound, what to do?

……acetic acid: .25% acetic acid solution used in a wet to dry dressing changed 2-3 times per day is very successful in eliminating pseudomonas aeruginosa ...Read more

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I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting pseudomonas aeruginosa?

I received a organ transplant, what is the likelihood of me getting pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Not Likely: Not likely, but possible to develop an infection with this pathogen that is commonly found in hospitals and health centers. You may be more prone if you have had problems with this pathogen in the past. ...Read more

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