Could an e coli infection kill you?

It can. Any infection if it is not controlled can lead to sever illness leading to death. Most often times bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics.

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I think I have an e. Coli infection. What should I do?

Where? Many types of ecoli infections require antibiotic therapy. This includes urinary tract infections. Some diarrheal infections require therapy. You need to see a physician to determine if you, in fact, have an infection requiring antibiotics, and what the appropriate antibiotics would be. Read more...
See your doctor. What makes you think you have e. Coli infection. It usually causes urinary infection. Do you have any symptoms of infection? It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful suggestion without examining you. Read more...

I'm sure that I have an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this?

Where is the. infection? We all have e coli in our intestine. It is present in tap water. Where is your infection and how do you know. If you have fever, see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Read more...

My test came back negative. I'm convinced that it is an e. Coli infection. Would fem dophilus treat this, what to do?

Fem dophilus. E Coli is a bacterial infection. Fem Dophilus info indicates it is to balance a woman's vaginal flora. We don't know what kind of problem is causing your symptoms. We don't even know what your symptoms are? So bottom line, is that knowing your symptoms or your diagnosis - we can make any medical recommendations. Read more...

I'm worried about salmonella poisoning. What are the symptoms of e. Coli infection?

Diarrhea, cramps. Severe, acute hemorrhagic diarrhea and abdominal cramps are the main symptoms. Usually little or no fever is present, and the illness resolves in five to 10 days. It can also be asymptomatic. Fluid replacement and blood pressure support may be needed to prevent death from dehydration. Treatment with may cause kidney complications. Hemolytic-uremic syndrome is a life-threatening condition. Read more...

I think I may have e coli infection. Is it ok for me to continue to work in a hospital?

Where is e coli? Depends on where the e. Coli infection is located. If you have a simple bladder infection with e. Coli and you're being treated, then it's likely fine for you to continue work. If you're having diarrhea from e. Coli, then there are much more strict guidelines about working with patients and in hospitals. Check with doctor and your hospital's heath center. Good luck! Read more...

Could you have been diagnosed with chrons when you really only had apendicitis and an e coli infection.

Its possible. The diagnosis of crohn disease is made clinically and ultimately with a tissue sample (from colonoscopy or surgery) and pathology exam. Before the pathology specimen the diagnosis of crohn's is presumptive; if another diagnosis comes along, the pursuit of crohns as diagnosis stops. So congratulations, not crohn's is very good news for you. Of course it could be both, although not likely. Be well. Read more...

What are the tests for e. Coli infection?

Okay that the test. To diagnose illness caused by e. Coli infection, your doctor will send a sample of your stool to a laboratory to test for the presence of e. Coli bacteria. The bacteria may be cultured to confirm the diagnosis and identify specific toxins, such as those produced by e. Coli o157:h7. Read more...