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Should I see a specialist for e. Coli infection, or can my regular doctor take care of it?
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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree
In brief: Reg Doc usually...
But sometimes you may need the expertise of an infectious diseases specialist if the infection doesn't go away.
You might be dealing with a resistant bug, a difficult situation where the antibiotic interacts with medications, or if an underlying condition makes medical management more complex- your regular doctor can determine this.

In brief: Reg Doc usually...
But sometimes you may need the expertise of an infectious diseases specialist if the infection doesn't go away.
You might be dealing with a resistant bug, a difficult situation where the antibiotic interacts with medications, or if an underlying condition makes medical management more complex- your regular doctor can determine this.
Dr. John Leander Po
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Chinelo Ikpeama
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No specialist needed
Your primary care physician should be able to take care of your e.
Coli infection and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic once the strain of bacteria is identified. But if you are very ill, you should seek immediate attention in the emergency room, as fatalities from this type of bacterial infection occasionally occur.

In brief: No specialist needed
Your primary care physician should be able to take care of your e.
Coli infection and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic once the strain of bacteria is identified. But if you are very ill, you should seek immediate attention in the emergency room, as fatalities from this type of bacterial infection occasionally occur.
Chinelo Ikpeama
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