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Yes: Enterobacter aerogenes is a bacteria that can cause a variety of infections such as urinary tract infections, sepsis, pneumonia, skin/wound infections. It typically does not occur in people who are otherwise healthy. It can be picked up by patients who are hospitalized, particularly in an intensive care unit. It can be picked up from contaminated surfaces. Antibiotic resistance can be a problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually not: This germ is in the mucous secretions of the carriers. They might be able to cough a few out, but they would dry out soon & die. Most pick it up through casual contact.Person A puts fingers in mouth,touches doorknob painting it with strep.Person B opens door and eventually touches face/mouth, completing the pass. It is much less contagious than chickenpox, where a cough is common + airborne spread ...Read more
With kid trachees, colonized with pseudo, esbl kleb oxytoca & staph, what inhaled abx could be used prophylaxi? (obv. Working with pulmo) tobi (tobramycin) allergy
8mnth wheezing SOB subcostal recession.given bronchodilator and steroid.bronchioltis when complicates toviral pneumonia wat r the signs.red flags !!
Just see Dr. again: About bronchiolitis... many babies and toddlers get it. Many of them have mild illnesses. Some get very sick and need hospitalization for oxygen and help in coughing up mucus. Some patients visit the doctor several times because symptoms are serious but not always bad enough for hospitalization. Some of these get hospitalized on the second or third visit to the doctor. That's how bronchiolitis it. ...Read more
M.D. visit/mgt: If you have been diagnosed with a bacterial illness, monitoring your temperature, staying hydrated and letting your physician know about persistent or worsening symptoms while on an antibiotic is advised. Certain viral infections may cause severe respiratory, throat and eye infections as well. These are typically not associated with a lot of discharge or mucus production from the lung. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore throat/slightly blocked nose/headache. Throat culture says: Streptoccus viridans (moderate growth), no pathogenic organisms found. what to do?
Year round: It does peak during times when people spend more time in doors, around holidays and the buying season around Christmas. This is more from opportunity than any other feature. Unfortunately a percentage of the population are carriers of the germ but unaffected by illness. These tend to be a reservoir for strep transfer to vulnerable people year round. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Klebsiella oxytoca in sputum, asymptomatic abx given twice (cefuroxime/cipro)suspended by dr because reaction, worried about abx resistant bacteria?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
finshd augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 9/20 for sinus infec. Since 9/19 Runny nose w. DRY wheezing cough & Tickley throat could it b anoth infect or pneumonia? No fever thx
Laryngitis 3wks ago,Flu 2 wks ago.Lotsa phlegm stuck in throat since 3wks ago.Hospital-on nebuliser,xray shows lungs expand 2 much,pulmonologist help?
Sputum test reports heavy growth of Candida albicans and pseudomonas aeruginosa. No symptoms excpt stuffy nose and throat clearing for 2 yrs. pls help?
More info needed: Pseudomonas and Candida often appear when normal bacteria are suppressed by antibiotics. Have you been taking antibiotics, maybe for your stuffy nose and cough? Or have you been hospitalized recently? If you are otherwise healthy, chest xray normal (no pneumonia), and you don't have severe bronchitis, probably these results can be ignored. Discuss with your doctor or infectious disease specialist. ...Read more
2.Allergic rhino laryngitis, CT scan report:mild mucosal thickening in bilateral maxillary sinuses.Still same prb after treatment.
Allergy testing: In allergic rhinitis, it would not be unusual to only have mild mucosal thickening on ct scan. That's good news... You don't have sinusitis or some other process going on! if 3-4 weeks of regular nasal steroid spray doesn't help, (must be used as prescribe to work) then you may want to see an allergist for formal allergy testing. ...Read more
I am suffering from catarrah runny nose nasal congestion cough with shortness of breath phelgmin upper respiratory tract i cannot go to doctor .
Nasal mucous: Nasal mucous can be submitted to the lab for identification of the RSV antigen (protein) through immunoflorescent or enzyme immunoassay. These are available in kit form to hospitals & some offices.The test is seldom preformed unless the patient is hospitalized.The test itself does not predict the severity of illness but knowing test results simplifies supportive care as RSV is somewhat predictabl. ...Read more