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Does anyone know the best antibiotic used for recurrent e. Coli infection in elderly?
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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In brief: Recurrent E. coli
You haven't specified where the infection is; so i'll answer as if it pertains to urinary tract infxns, a common site for e coli.
With recurrent utis, it's always best to get a urine culture to find out to what antibiotic the e coli is most susceptible; then the appropriate antibiotic can be given & a cure expedited. Some people with hx of recurrent utis take ab for prevention of infxn. Dr decides.

In brief: Recurrent E. coli
You haven't specified where the infection is; so i'll answer as if it pertains to urinary tract infxns, a common site for e coli.
With recurrent utis, it's always best to get a urine culture to find out to what antibiotic the e coli is most susceptible; then the appropriate antibiotic can be given & a cure expedited. Some people with hx of recurrent utis take ab for prevention of infxn. Dr decides.
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