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Pseudomonas Topical Treatment
Topical & Systemic: Pseudomonas folliculitis is classically associated with hot tube use and improper chlorination of the water. Treatment can be topical using Acetic Acid (vinegar) soaks or other agents. Systemic treatment is often centered around oral antibiotics. Sometimes people will carry the bacteria in the nose and eradication there will cure the problem. See a dermatologist to help with management. ...Read more
Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more
……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
Which medicament (antibiotic) can I use for treatment of pseudomonas aeruginosa in 2 y/o child? Thanks
My mom is 71 years old and has been bedbound for a year with a cath, her urine was tested and she has pseudomonas aeruginosa, type treatment?
What is the treatment for pseudomonas on big toe nail? Literally the whole thing (other than cuticle) is green/ black and is lose
Is Tobramycin Inhalation Solution used as a lifelong treatment for patients with bronchiectasis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.?
I have prostatitis (Pseudomonas oryzihabitans bacteria). Is this a common bacterium? Many antibiotics have failed to cure it. How come?
Unusual organism: Pseudmonas orzyihabitans is an unusual cause of infection in humans. It is commonly found in soil and rice paddies. It can cause infection in patients with lowered immunity or who have Indwelling catheters. It is usually susceptible to cipro, (ciprofloxacin) cephalosporins etc. I am puzzled at how you acquired the infection, what other information can you provide? ...Read more
I'm very allergic to quinolones. Could topical polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment 10k kill pseudomonas in ex. ear? Could I mix it w/white vinegar to make ear drops?
Can I use topical Clindamycin cream 4 outer ear infection? Will it be effective against pseudomonas, the probable bacteria? Will cream be ok for ear?
What's the general treatment for patients with hospital acquired pneumonia with risk of pseudomonas?
Pseudomonas: This organism can be difficult to treat when causing pneumonia, but there are several antibiotics that may be quite effective when combined with intensive pulmonary care. The choice will depend upon the in vitro sensitivities of the strain isolated, or in the alternative on what strains in the hospital are showing in general. You need an infectious diseases expert involved. ...Read more
What is the proper treatment for a bladder infection with both pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella Oxyotoca bacteria?
See answer : Most UTIs due to single bacteria with E. coli being most common cause of uncomplicated UTI. Pseudomonas or two different cultured organisms considered complicated UTI and most often hospital-acquired due to catheterization. Results of antibiotic susceptibility from urine culture should guide treatment. Klebsiella sensitive to most oral antibiotics. Pseudomonas: oral Cipro/Levaquin or IV antibiotic ...Read more
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
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a bacterium found in the environment that can cause infection.
It is the presence of the foreign bodies (the bacteria) that causes the body's immune system to attack and destroy the bacteria. This produces inflammation and often pain in the area of the infection.
Treating the infection with medication destroys the bacteria and helps improve the inflammation. ...Read more
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
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
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
Varies: These 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
Yes: But this depends upon what infection and the sensitivities of the strain of pseudomonas with which the patient is infected. ...Read more
A bacteria in soil: Pseudomonas putida is a bacterium, 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
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
No: Pseudomonas is a very difficult bacterium to treat. You will need to be on antibiotics for an extended period 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 as well. ...Read more
P. aeruginosa: Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause community-acquired or nosocomial (hospital-acquired) urinary tract infections. Community-acquired UTI usually develops in people with prostatitis, urinary tract obstruction, prolonged courses of antibiotic therapy, and recurrent infections. ...Read more
Eye and lung: Although toxins produced by pseudomonas are probably not needed for the major disease syndromes encountered in most patients with p. Aeruginosa infections, they may be involved in localized infections such as in the eye or lung and contribute to the severity of disease. I am unaware of any effects on the liver by pseudomonal exotoxin. ...Read more