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Does Neosporin work on Pseudomonas skin infections?

I have an active skin infection which stained my underwear with blue pus; several Internet searches led me to believe that this may be caused by Pseudomonas aureoginosa, a blue-pus-producing bacteria. The doctor who saw me prescribed a mupirocin-related antibiotic to which (as I found out online) Pseudomonas is resistant. I have used Neosporin, so far with some success. Has anyone some knowledge about this?

drug of choice for pseudomonas aureoginosa is piperacillin with gentamycin or tobramycin.
mupirocin is used to treat gram positive organisms like staph. pseudomonas aureoginosa
is a gram negative rod. neosporin contains 3 antibiotics. one is effective against pseudomonas
but an injection or oral medication would be more effective than topical.  (+ info)

Is bacillinum effective in treating sinus pseudomonas infections?

No, Pseudomonas is highly resistant to most drugs. Main method of treatment is Piperacillin-Tazobactam, Cefepime, or imipenem.  (+ info)

Can anyone suggest natural therapies for COPD and pseudomonas aeuriginosa of lungs?

I have early stage COPD and suffered with lung infections for about 30 years. I am 56 y.o. female. 4 years ago diagnosed with pseudomonas aeuriginosa of lungs which is drug resistant.

Have you cleaned out your pan under your refrigerator lately? That can harbor germs and that germ likes refrigerator-like temps...

Also be sure to change the furnace filter and buy one of the $20 ones at Krogers that eliminates smaller particles and germs. You could also buy an electric air filter with a HEPA filter on it.

Do you have diabetes? Controlling the diabetes will help you to overcome infections better. See an endocrinologist for the best diabetes advice on controlling it.

People with allergies and lung problems sometimes eliminate rugs from their home, due to the fact that they harbor and collect dust and allergens (dust mites, etc). If not eliminate rugs, at least maybe use a sweeper with a HEPA filter so that the dust doesn't come back out of the sweeper bag into the air. And how is the air where you work? Do you need to change jobs or move to find better air at work and where you live?

Lung problems best advice is to go to a pulmonologist (lung specialist). For infections best advice is to go to an infectious disease specialist physician. But sometimes drug resistant infections are hard to get rid of. And COPD is not reversible as far as I know as a nurse.

For overall health you could try several things.
One is a multiple vitamin with minerals like centrum or similar. Going vegetarian couldn't hurt (animal for food are pumped full of antibiotics due to overcrowded conditions to keep infections down, but may cause some supergerms in meat products). You could also try one of the Green Magma powders mixed in water or juice from the health food store, juicing with a juicer at home, sun chlorella algae or blue green algae pills or powders, and if you have a health food store that makes smoothies with fruit, veggies and wheat grass or barley grass juice, then those are good to drink also. These ideas are not a "cure" for what you have, just some healthy things to do.  (+ info)

Pseudomonas infection of the sternum and costal cartilages - what is it and what are the symptoms?

I've just been told by my doctor that i could possibly have Pseudomonas infection of the sternum and costal cartilages, however he was very brief on it, can anyone shed any more light on it for me?

sounds like pohooeey to me  (+ info)

The bacteria responsible for more infections and more different kinds of infections are?

A. Streptococcus
B. Staphylococcus
C. Salmonella
D. Pseudomonas
E. Neisseria
Neither. I just need an answer from that list. Maybe that is why I can't answer it. It's a quiz question my teacher posted for us. I think she wants to know does salmonella cause more infections....etc. Thanks!

I believe the tie would be between Streptococcus and Staphylococcus.
Some people are more susceptible to Staph infections as thier bodies have a tendency.It is not known why.So Staph causes everything from boils to carbuncles....secondely the notoriuos Strep also cause a wide range of diseases ranging from the Strep throat and scarlet fever to the initiators of the dreaded necrotizing class of diseases.Salmonella is mainly known to cause food posioning so I wouldnt say that it causes a wide variet yof infections,

The answer would be Strep even though they cause a lesser variety of infections than Staph , each infection is very different from each other.
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I have a lung infection caused by a bacteria called pseudomonas and weve ran out of antibiotics Any suggestion

If you know about any not common or experimental treatment or antibiotic please let me know. Thanks!
The doctors think they have already used all the antibiotics that may kill this bacteria. Does anyone know any experimental treatment or not common antibiotic?

you can try some strong aminoglycosides, gentamycin, cipro,  (+ info)

how can pseudomonas aeruginosa be controlled?

how can you control pseudomanas aeruginosa infections? what can be done aside from using medicine? what preventive measures can be done?

The best preventive measure is handwashing. Use soap and warm water; wash for a minute or two.

Pseudomonas can live in any moisture located anywhere. It's a pretty hardy organism.

Keeping bathrooms and kitchens clean and sanitized goes a long way.
A 10% dilution of household bleach can be used as a cleaner for surfaces (except metal - hypochlorite will pit the metal surface).

If Pseudomonas has already infected the body, antibiotics are really the only way of beating the infection.

Hope this helps.  (+ info)

How do you get a pseudomonas infection and is it worse for the elderly?

Pseudomonas is EVERYWHERE...it's easy to get one...this is one of those bacteria that is just everywhere. As a young and healthy person, you usually can clear it before you even know you have it...but as we get older, our immune systems start to fade, so it is a more serious problem for the elderly than for others. Pseudomonas infections are particularly bad also in patients with cyctic fibrosis. this organism is also naturally resistant to many antibiotics, so a serious infection can be life-threatening for those with compromised immune systems.  (+ info)

How does Exotoxin of Pseudomonas affect the liver?

The exotoxin of pseudomonas is composed of an A-B component. The B target site is the liver. Once A attach to a receptor in the liver, the A dissociates. The A then blocks translocation so it inhibits protein synthesis.

Since the target site of Exotoxin of Pseudomonas aueroginosa is the liver, what kind of damage/pathology does it do to the liver?
Corynebacterium diptheria toxin primary target is the heart, nerves and epithelium. This is because the B component of the A-B diphtheria toxin binds to receptors to those tissues. As such it results to myocarditis, recurrent nerve palsy and pseudomembrane respectively.

However, the Pseudomonas toxin wherein the B component primary target is the Liver does not seem to show disease in the liver. Pseudomonas cause cellulitis, pneumonia, septicemia, UTI.

The liver having the receptors for the pseudomonas toxin does NOT seem to show directly the cause & effect for its disease process unlike the diptheria.

The exotoxin from Pseudomonas aeruginosa is Exotoxin A (PEA). It inhibits protein synthesis especially in the liver. Injected into mice, it causes liver cell death, which was somehow due to T cells responding to other immunokines like TNF, IL-2 and IL-6, and Interferon-gamma. Neutralization of the TNF prevented this liver cell death. The conclusion from this article says liver damage is possibly due to protein synthesis inhibition and cytokine mediated damage to the hepatocyte  (+ info)

What's recommended for Pseudomonas aeruginosa coverage in the case of penicillin-allergic coverage?

Would you use an aminoglycoside, ciprofloxacin, or some other kind of combination?

My infectious diseases professor likes to double cover Pseudomonas just in case you're wondering.

It's a bit of an odd question, considering Pseudomonas aeruginosa is intrinsically resistant to Penicillins.  (+ info)

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