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

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 is the definition of pseudomonas aeruginosa?

What is the definition of pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Bacteria: Pseudomonas is a gram negative rod(classification of bacteria). When we see it , it is usually in the hospital in wound infections. It is usually treated successfully with dressing changes and antibiotics. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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How prevalent is pseudomonas aeruginosa in the us?

How prevalent is pseudomonas aeruginosa in the us?

Varies: This bacteria is a relatively common cause of hospital acquired infections. It is also an important cause of infection in patients with cystic fibrosis. To get an idea of how common in hospitalized patients it is seen in up to 4/1000 patient discharges from the hospital and is responsible for about 10% of hospital acquired infections. ...Read more

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