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Treatments For Klebsiella Pneumonia
Not necessarily: It is a common organism such as e. Coli. The bug by itself isn't dangerous unless it is a drug resistant strain, but you would likely see that in someone who had recurrent utis, indwelling urinary catheters, etc. Some people also harbor bacteria in their urine and do not necessarily have a UTI (called asymptomatic bacteruria). ...Read more
Gram neg bacilli: A member of the enterobacteriaceae family of bacteria. This family of bacteria are commonly referred to as enterics because they commonly inhabit the colon. Klebsiella cause infections of many organs. Some have become highly antibiotic resistant producing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and carbapenemases which can be exceedingly difficult to treat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncommon: But possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
How to differentiate between klebsiella pneumonia and flavobacteria (or novosphingobium) capsulatum?
It may but...: It depends on the resistance profile of specific strain of klebsiella. Many strains acquired in the 'community' are very sensitive to almost all antimicrobials except penicillin and Ampicillin and certainly sensitive to piperacillin/tazobactam. However, especially when acquired in a hospital, klebsiella can be quite resistant to therapy including pip/tazobactam. ...Read more
Klebsiella pneumonia treated by 6 days pepracilian/ taz.. 4.5g IV in hospital. Doc said d am cured. Am i eligible for marriage? Or should I cancel?
You were treated,: If you want to get married, go for it. Congrats! ...Read more
Once hospital treatment for klebsiella pneumonia is completed, can it be transmitted to a partner via kissing or other sexual activity?
It's Ok...: K. Pneumoniae is actually a normal part of your gut flora. In your case, you have been treated because this bavteria was found in a part of your body it should not have been inhabiting (the lungs). Therefore, as long as it is not one of these bacteria that has become highly resistant to several types of antibiotics, then transmission to your partner is not w major issue. ...Read more
HAI Klebsiella Pneumonia UTI positive last month. Is it not important to determine strain to treat? 2 positive cultures already. Informing hospital?
Sensitivity to meds: iys not the strain. Usually when they do cultures they check which antibiotics will work for it and which have resistance. That can help treat the infection properly. Some people who are prone to UTIs, can get same bacteria over and over. Talk to your doctor what can be done to prevent recurrences. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My vagina itches & becomes red when I have vaginal discharge. Small bumps in the vaginal opening. Urine culture report:1)e coli 2)klebsiella pneumonia?
See answer: It appears you likely have two separate problems: both a UTI (urgency, frequency, burning with urination) and a vaginitis (discharge, redness, itching/burning). Most common causes of vaginitis: yeast, bacterial vaginosis, and trichomonas. I would recommend appropriate antibiotic for UTI bacteria and accurate diagnosis of vaginitis with std screening to determine appropriate vaginitis treatment. ...Read more
Girl treated 10 days ago IV abx then 7 days cipro (ciprofloxacin) (end 2days ago) 4 klebsiella oxytoca pneumonia, today complains of pain/burning on urination. Uti?
Prevent, not treat: Some studies (http://thorax.Bmj.Com/content/61/11/957.Full) suggest that diabetics taking Atorvastatin have a lower risk for pneumonia. So perhaps you can "prevent" infection but once you have bacterial pneumonia, you need antibiotics to treat it. Of course, your doc might have you continue taking Atorvastatin to continue lowering cholesterol & risk for heart disease, even while taking antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"aspiration?": I'm guessing that you probably meant aspiration (not asphyxiation) pneumonia . Asphyxiation essentially means suffocation. Aspiration is when food or bacteria from the mouth gets into the airway and lungs. This can result in inflammation, and about 25% of the time a true infection will develop. Sometimes if there is no infection, we call it "pneumonitis". Antibiotics help if infection. ...Read more
Perhaps: The choice of an antibiotic for pneumonia depends upon the causative agent of the lung infection and its sensitivities to antibiotics, the potential necessity to hospitalize and treat intravenously, the extent of involvement and the degree to which the patient is compromised, among other factors. Azithromycin is an oral agent which may be effective against, particularly, some atypical pneumonias. ...Read more
Antibiotics: Pneumonia is an infection of the lung tissues. It is usually caused by one of a number of bacteria or by aspiration of saliva or food in those who have problems swallowing such as patients who have had strokes or altered levels of consiousness due to alcohol or drugs or seizures. Pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. ...Read more
For patients that: do not need hospitalization oral antibiotics are usually prescribed. For someone who is 20 years old a standard treatment would be amoxicillin, or my preference is Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) which is a combination of two antibiotics that includes amoxicillin. An alternative is doxycycline which can be taken by people allergic to pen. Also, azithromycin in the for of a 'Z-pack' is a convenient treatment. ...Read more
Infection/antibiotic: Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, which can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Somethings which predispose to pneumonia include impaired cough ( which may happen after surgery or after something like a stroke, weakened immune system, which may be seen with things like cancer chemo, or chronic lung disease. Treatment is antibiotics, support like supplemental oxygen if needed and time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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