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Had a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Had  a kidney infection caused by e.coli. On IV aztreonam for 14 days. feel better but all lymph nodes have started to swell on treatment day 10 of 14

Follow up: Are you still on Aztreonam? Lymph node swelling maybe just reactionary, you MUST follow up with your PCP or ID physician and tell them , so that they do a physical examination. Especially if you have finished this course days ago. ...Read more

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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more

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E coli isnt fatal yet leads to sepsis, why is this?

E coli isnt fatal yet leads to sepsis, why is this?

Mistaken: E coli can produce fatal sepsis and or fatal meningoencephalitis. It can also trigger a toxic reaction that shuts down the kidneys (hemolytic uremic syndrome) that can also be fatal. What it does and how it does it vary with the situation. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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Can inj ceftriaxone and tab ofloxacin be used in the treatment of e-coli?

Can inj ceftriaxone and tab ofloxacin be used in the treatment of e-coli?

Yes: E. Coli is usually susceptible to both of these antibiotics. Antibiotic sensitivity tests should guide the choice of antibiotics for the e. Coli. ...Read more

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What kind of bacteria is causing my utis? 2/2008, i developed a UTI (my first). I am 35 y/o female. I put off treatment because i didn't have insurance. I had the typical UTI symptoms and left flank pain. When i got tested and treated, it was e-coli. Afte

Hello. : Hello. I am not sure exactly what you are asking with your question. You asked what kind of bacteria were causing your uti's but you have listed e coli, kleibsella and pl mirabilus from cultured speciments. Please clarify what information you are looking for. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

See your doctor for the proper diagnosis
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Use ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain
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Finish your entire course of any antibiotic prescribed
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What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

What is the treatment for e. Coli infection?

It depends: For illness caused by e. Coli o157:h7, no current treatments can cure the infection, relieve symptoms or prevent complications. For most people, the best option is to rest and drink plenty of fluids to help with dehydration and fatigue. Avoid taking an anti-diarrheal medication — this slows your digestive system down, preventing your body from getting rid of the toxins. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Take a decongestant and anti inflammatory until you see MD
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Warm oil 2 drops in your ear for pain relief
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SSee MD for probable antibiotics
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What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

What is the sptoms of UTI in one year old baby what is the treatment if culture shows e coli urine collected in a container and was send?

Nonspecific: Uti in that age range may present with any combination of: fever, foul urine, poor appetite, stomachache, vomiting, irritability, painful urination or diarrhea --> many things may point toward the uti, or it may just be fever and irritability. Bactrim or a cephalosporin may be a reasonable antibiotic choice, but this may be adjusted based on culture sensitivities or previous antibiotic exposure. ...Read more

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Escherichia Coli (Definition)

Escherichia coli is a type of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of humans and animals. Most forms of the bacteria are harmless, but some strains may cause severe abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Most cases of infection are caused by contaminated raw vegetables ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more

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