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Pseudomonas Wound Infection Treatment
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Proper evaluation: The appropriate treatment will depend on what the wound needs. Sometimes partial opening is necessary with clean out and good wound care, while other times antibiotics alone can do it. You must get a proper evaluation from your surgeons office to determine what is needed. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had multiple infections of pseudomonas and staph on my leg ulcer. How do I keep the wound clean?
Wound Clean: Your wound should be followed by a wound specialist. The surface of wounds have bacteria in them. What needs to be differentiated is colonization (which does not require antibiotics) from infection (which does). Slough and fibrin, the material that collects on the surface of the wound can be removed to lower the bacteria (bioburden). Then advanced wound care products can be used on the wound. Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Where do I go for suspected wound infection (not surgeon but I did not have surgery. It is a wound that healed by itself)?
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know when to take Someone to the doctor if they have a wound infection an it's been a week it hasn't heeled yet?
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. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you need to ask: If this is severe enough that you need to ask or your decision causes anxiety I would seek medical care pronto. On the flip side you might be looking to treat a wound that is only inflamed not infected if you self treat that with antibiotics you are over treating. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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