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Doctor insights on: Pseudomonas In The Lungs

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If you have pseudomonas in thee lungs will you always be infectious?

If you have pseudomonas in thee lungs will you always be infectious?

No: Pseudomonas is a very difficult bacteria to treat. You will need to be on antibiotics for an extended period of time and your condition should be monitored by a pulmonologist. If you have an underlying condition that predisposed you to get pseudomonas, that needs to be monitored also. ...Read more

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Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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How commonly does pseudomonas aeruginosa infect the lungs?

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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My mom has pseudomonas putida infection in lungs. What are the ways a human can contract this infection?

My mom has pseudomonas putida infection in lungs. What are the ways a human can contract this infection?

By having bad luck..: P. Putida is a very common germ that lives in soil and freshwater environments all over the world. Many types of bacteria are in soil. Sometimes, people who work around soil can get sick from inhaling germs from soil, compost, dust thrown into the air during outdoors work, etc... Soil germs can also enter through skin wounds. Doctors can evaluate to see what antibiotics are needed for treatment. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Not really: Pseudomonas is a very dangerous bacteria that infects those who are chronically or critically ill. (such patients with cystic fibrosis or in the intensive care unit) it is a it needs to be treated with antibiotics that are active against this germ and that often must be given iv. Sometimes when prolonged therapy is needed it can be completed at home, under medical supervision. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

No: Pseudomonas pneumonia is a severe potentially life threatening infection, it require antibiotics and support to care for. There is no scientific evidence to support any herbal supplement that improve outcome. ...Read more

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Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Who is more susceptible to lung problems caused by pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Pre-existing lung DZ: Patient with COPD or cysytic fibrosis or bronchiectasis are more likely to have pseudomonas infection as well as those on a mechanical ventilator. ...Read more

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Best drug for lung pseudomonas for patient with pensyln, allergy?

Best drug for lung pseudomonas for patient with pensyln, allergy?

Complicated: Carbapenems combined with fluorinated quinolones would probably be best. Aminoglycosides do not penetrate lung tissue very well, but might be added by inhalation to minimize the degree of tracheobronchial colonization. Best would be to determine the degree of hypersensitivity reaction to pcn and think about desensitization if the strain is multiresistant. ...Read more

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What is a pseudomonas infection?

Bacterial infection: There are several species of pseudomonas that cause infections in humans. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the most common. It causes urinary tract infections, pneumonia, chronic lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis and bronchiectesis. It can be part of mixed infections in diabetic foot infections. It causes septicemia in neutropenic cancer patients and patients with central lines in hosp. ...Read more

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Meningocele, pseudomonas and hydrocephalus?

Meningocele, pseudomonas and hydrocephalus?

Unsure: I'm not sure if there's a question here or if you're talking about the three of these together. If so, it would be a very difficult situation to treat. If you have a specific question, please re-send. ...Read more

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What do you know about pseudomonas infections?

What do you know about pseudomonas infections?

Vague question: Usually pseudomonas infections are seen in hospitals, or with chronic open wounds. With burns or open wounds, the initial infection may be staph or strep, but if antibiotics are given, a pseudomonas infection may develop. Appropriate antibiotics usually eradicate the infection. ...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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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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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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What is pseudomonas putida? How it can affect humans?

What is pseudomonas putida? How it can affect humans?

A bacteria in soil: Pseudomonas putida is a bacteria, and is a very common germ that lives in soil and freshwater environments all over the world. It plays a very important role in the decomposition that drives the carbon cycle. It's reported that p. Putida can break down many types of hydrocarbons and organic toxins. In that manner, p. Putida helps clean up our environment. ...Read more

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Why would a 4 year old be diagnosis w pseudomonas from a sputum culture?

Why would a 4 year old be diagnosis w pseudomonas from a sputum culture?

Extremely unusual: This is unusual as the children hardly ever get such infections. This is usually in children that have been chronically ill or have been in hospital with such illness and asthma or cystic fibrosis. suggestive of respiratory type illness or someone who is immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What is pseudomonas spp and how do you treat it?

What is pseudomonas spp and how do you treat it?

Pseudomonas: This is a gram-negative bacillus of gamma proteobacteria. They occur very commonly in water and some types of plant seeds, and for this reason, were observed very early on in the history of microbiology. The name Pseudomonas literally means “false unit.” When causing infection they can be treated with antibiotics to which they are sensitive in vitro. ...Read more