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Can good hygiene prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Yes and no. Pseudomonas can be transmitted differently - contact exposure, airborne. Also, it may live on some of us without causing any disease, but when local immunity diminishes, it may start causing a problem. Skin infections caused by pseudomonas mandate usual hygiene measures such as hand washing, using protective wear, disposal of infected materials etc. But not 100% guarantee of protection. Read more...
Yes and No. Depends where. If you step on a nail and it goes through your shoe the wound is prone to psuedomonas aeruginosa because it is in the glue of your shoe. You can't help that. If you are a girl, wiping from from to back can prevent the bacteria in a uti. Read more...

Can probiotics prevent pseudomonas aeruginosa infection?

Probiotics Use. There is no evidence that probiotics can prevent a pseudomonas infection. Read more...
Possibly. Pseudomonas is an unwanted commensal organism in the bowel. Good colonies of beneficial bacterial tend to crowd out the bad ones. If the population of pseudomonas is lower it is less likely to cause infection. Read more...

How does phosphate trigger pseudomonas aeruginosa infections?

By changing genes. This is not completely understood, but there is experimental evidence from animal experiments and such, that the pseudomonas grown in a low phosphate environment will respond on changes in what genes the germ activates. These changes lead the bacteria to make chemicals that increase its ability to grow and cause damage. In patients with low phosphate levels this may mean > risk of infection. Read more...
Inducible virulence. Pseudomonas demonstrates increased virulence when it is grown in an environment that starves it of phosphate; it affects expression of virulence genes when the organism detects low levels of phosphate. Read more...