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I had proteus wound infection and have had joint problems since can the infection be the cause. And will this cause any longterm problems to my health?

I had proteus wound infection and have had joint problems since can the infection be the cause. And will this cause any longterm problems to my health?

Proteus: This is an unusual cause of wound infection, and is often a contaminant in cultures because of its ability to overgrow other bacteria. It is unlikely to be related to joint problems and you should see a doctor about the cause of these. The wound infection should not have long-term effects if it has been adequately eradicated..

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

How common is an infection from proteus mirabilis?

Common: Proteus mirabilis is often found as a cause of urinary tract infection. Because the bug produces a urease enzyme, the urea in the urine is metabolized into ammonia. This will make the ph of the urine alkaline and can be associated with urinary tract calculi (stones).

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What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

What causes proteus mirabilis infection of the skin?

Proteus mirabilis: This would be incredibly unusual and would seriously question the diagnosis. This organism is most commonly found in the GI tract and can cause uti. Often on the surface of the skin, but seldom if ever the cause of infection. See an infectious diseases expert and get examined. Good luck.

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What if I give oral sex to someone that has proteus mirabilis? What would it infect? Would it be able to travel all the way to my urinary tract?

What if I give oral sex to someone that has proteus mirabilis? What would it infect? Would it be able to travel all the way to my urinary tract?

Oral sex and UTI: If you have oral sex with a person with a uti, you will not get a uti. The most common cause of a UTI in a woman is by having bacteria entering the bladder through the urethra. That would not happen during oral sex.

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I hv UTI im on prulofloxacin 600 been 2 days. Went to pee and hv a new wound on my finger could proteus mirabilis enter my blood while washing my hand?

I hv UTI im on prulofloxacin 600 been 2 days. Went to pee and hv a new wound on my finger could proteus mirabilis enter my blood while washing my hand?

Not to worry: Although Proteus is a true infection, the likelihood of the bacteria entering the bloodstream is minimal. Antibiotics can typically steriize the urine within 24 hours, however, Proteus can be associated with kidney stones. It is important to rule out a kidney stone with an ultrasound of the kidney. If a stone is present, the bacteria can shed especially if they are resistant to the antibiotic.

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Could proteus mirabilis infect my throat or mouth? I had it in my vagina. My husband has it too. I gave him oral before I knew he had it. Could it be in my mouth or throat since it was in my vagina

Could proteus mirabilis infect my throat or mouth? I had it in my vagina. My husband has it too. I gave him oral before I knew he had it. Could it be in my mouth or throat since it was in my vagina

Possibly: Sounds reasonable and I would suggest that you both see your family physician for cultures and if both of you show up positive, usually a medicine like Amoxicillin with get rid of the germ.

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What's a wound infection caused by?

What's a wound infection caused by?

Infection: A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits of wound infections.

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What should I do about a wound infection?

What should I do about a wound infection?

With any: Infection, treatment in general is local treatment with adequate drainage and removal of dead tissue if necessary, and systemic treatment with antibiotics to control spread of infection to adjacent tissue. You should really consult your surgeon for specific advice.

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What increases risk of a wound infection?

What increases risk of a wound infection?

Wound infection: Many factors which include: the type of wound; the circumstances in which the wound developed (especially traumatic wounds); the length of time that you had the wound; underlying illnesses like diabetes or poor blood flow; the lack of care of the wound. These are just a few of the major things that can increase the risk of a wound infection.

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In what way is a severe wound infection treated?

Antibiotics: The wound should be seen by a physician. It may need to be opened and drained to get rid of the source of the infection followed by wound care to allow good healing. Patients are usually initially started on antibiotics to help clear the infection.

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What is the definition or description of: Wound infection?

What is the definition or description of: Wound infection?

Colonization.: A wound is said to be infected when micro organisms have begun to colonize within the wound and have impeded the normal wound healing processes. This disruption of the wound healing can range from a delay in healing to a total breakdown of the wound.

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What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

What are the signs and symptoms of wound infection?

Infection: A wound infection is caused by a bacterium. There are thousands of species of bacteria that we live with every day; a smaller subset are the culprits of wound infections. Consider infection if there is pain, redness, odor, drainage, lack of healing over a reasonable time period, and any changes in the wound that are negative (enlarging, change in color of the tissue, etc.)

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What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

See below: Please refer to nursing home for the policy and procedure for notifying and managing wound care infection and treatment. Every nursing home has different policy and if you have questions or concerns about it, please contact unit manager or supervisor.

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What can I do about possible surgical wound infection?

What can I do about possible surgical wound infection?

See the doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician as to what would be best for you.

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What should I do if I think I have a surgical wound infection?

What should I do if I think I have a surgical wound infection?

See the surgeon: So that the surgical wound can be examined. It may need to be opened in addition to using antimicrobials.

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What is better to put on a small wound infection, neosporin or bacitracin?

What is better to put on a small wound infection, neosporin or bacitracin?

Either one is: Ok, but main thing is adequate drainage and mechanical cleansing, systemic antibiotics if necessary. Topical ointment is probably of much lesser significance. Ask your surgeon to be sure.

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Could it be possible a gunshot wound infection to appear after 10-11 hours?

Could it be possible a gunshot wound infection to appear after 10-11 hours?

Unlikely: Usually it would take 2 to 3 days before you see significant signs resulting from an infected wound.

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I have a large wound infection with yeast and it's spreading to other areas. What should I do?

I have a large wound infection with yeast and it's spreading to other areas. What should I do?

See your doctor: Yeast in my practice generally isn't the cause of infection. Go be evaluated by your wound doctor.

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What should I do for a wound infection?

What should I do for a wound infection?

See doctor: Is this a surgical wound or a traumatic wound from an injury? See your surgeon if it is after surgery. See a family doctor or emergency room if it is an infected wound from injury, accident, or burn. Wash and keep the are clean if it is not too deep.

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