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What might be good natural antibiotics for bacterial infections like E.coli, salmonella, etc?

I think this one has been confused with an opinion question.

lauric acid found in colostrum or organic virgin coconut oil

google lauric acid  (+ info)

How do people contract salmonella poisoning?

A) The microbe can survive the acidic environment of the stomach and resist lysosomal degradation in macrophages
B) The chemotactic messengers released by the salmonella bacterium did not attract sufficient neutrophils to entirely destroy the infection
C) There was a delay in selection of the population of eosinophils that recognize and are responsible for fighting these bacterial infections
D) The bacterium released chemical messengers that make it resistant to phagocytosis
E) THe combination of foods eaten at the meal reduced the pH of the stomach sufficiently so that the bacterium was not destroyed.

eating a banquet pot pie ! thats how my 3 year old got it and nearly died....but the answer is A  (+ info)

Are any gastrointestinal bacterial infections bright green in and of themselves?

Or are the bright green stools caused by organisms such as giardia and salmonella purely a result of bile?
I understand that green stool often just results from bile, but I want to know if there are any gastrointestinal parasites that are themselves bright green. Thank you for your time.

Green stool often indicates that food has passed through the intestines faster than normal (called decreased bowel transit time), before it could be changed from green to yellow, or brown.

You certainly did not provide much information so I am basically providing you with a generic answer.

If you were have the diarrhea, then the Bile color was still present on your fecal representation.

In addition, # Bacterial overgrowth, Infectious diarrhea - especially salmonella and giardia can result in this green color.

If you have these parasites, I recommend GSE = Grape Seed Extract for 10 days 2 - 3x/ day in orange juice. It is a SUPERIOR product to rid ones system of unwanted parasites... oh it is EXCELLENT!

Get well soon.  (+ info)

How long can I expect a salmonella infection caused by eating undercooked chicken to last?

My 11-year-old son ate undercooked chicken strips at a restaurant two days ago and now he has diarhea and an upset stomach. He was nauseated yesterday as well. How long does it take for a salmonella infection to run its course in a generally healthy child?

I hear it lasts around 24-48 hours, but that doesn't mean it can't be shorter or longer than that. Your best bet is to take him to a doctor.  (+ 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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Can anyone tell me a few names bacterial infections in reptiles?

I looked for salmonella online, and it is saying things about humans, but i need them in reptiles!! Thank you xxx


Pneumonia presents in one of two forms. The first is the acute type, and can appear suddenly and cause death in just a matter of hours, if not treated quickly. The symptoms often present as respiratory distress with gasping and open mouth breathing. There may be coughing or disorientation. Some tortoises with acute pneumonia may actually become hyperactive.

The second form is chronic, and turtles may have symptoms of respiratory distress and chronic nasal discharge. Radiographs (x-rays) may help confirm a tentative diagnosis. Treatment for both forms consists of injectable antibiotics. The acute form is usually much more responsive to treatment. Common antibiotics include enrofloxacin (Baytril), ciprofloxacin, oxytetracycline, or ampicillin (may cause swelling at the injection site).

Ear Abscesses

Ear abscesses are a relatively common problem, particularly in American Box Tortoises. The common symptoms are swelling of the tympanic membrane and the resulting discharge of pus into the back of the throat via the eustachian tube. Since these infections can often be very advanced before they are noticed, treatment usually consists of surgically opening and draining the abscess. In the early stages of the infection oral or injectable antibiotics can be used. These infections are often associated with contaminated water or improper temperature and humidity levels.

Ulcerative Shell Disease

Ulcerative shell disease is often called SCUD or 'shell rot' and comes in two primary forms. The dry form is often associated with a fungal infection and needs to be treated with antifungal medications. The wet form is associated with gram negative bacteria and often develops after an injury to the shell. Treatment consists of removing the infected scute and irrigating the area with a diluted Betadine solution. A topical antibiotic is then often applied.

Septic Arthritis and Articular Gout

Septic arthritis and articular gout are both serious conditions that can be seen individually, but are often found together in the same affected joint. The symptoms include swelling of the limb joints, stiffness, and pain when the joint is manipulated. This condition is sometimes confused with rickets caused by a vitamin D deficiency. The occurrence of gout is closely associated with an overly high intake of dietary protein, which results in a higher than normal blood urea. This condition is most common in herbivorous tortoises that are fed animal protein instead of the more natural vegetarian diet. Treatment in mild cases usually consists of injectable antibiotics, with oxytetracycline or gentamycin commonly used. In more severe cases, the limb may need to be amputated.


Abscesses are very common in all reptiles including turtles and tortoises. The most common locations are the ears, legs, nasal passageways, jaw, and liver. Abscesses often present as hard lumps or swellings under the skin. Antibiotics are not usually very effective in controlling these abscesses, so surgical removal is the preferred method of treatment.


Bacterial infections are a common problem in captive and wild turtles and tortoises. Many of the infections can be avoided with good sanitation, housing, and nutrition. Fortunately, with prompt diagnosis and treatment almost all of these common infections can be effectively treated.
but it all depends on what reptile you have,we had an iguana,and had to keep a track on heating for calcium defiency.
and have added powders from the vets to food.
i hope this helps  (+ info)

What are the chances of salmonella infection?

Ok, so I was at a friends house and we had barbeque chicken, which noticed was not particularly well done. I ate a small amount of it but mainly ate from a part that looked better done. I am extremely paranoid about salmonella and wondered what the chances are that I may get ill?
I have emetaphobia (fear of vomiting) which is what is causing my paranoia, unfortunately most of my chicken experiences are full of anxiety!

Very slim. Chicken only needs to be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 Degrees F. This isn't a high temperature and should not take very long to achieve. Relax, and you should have enjoyed yourself instead of stressing out over salmonella. This paranoia can turn into something more serious if you don't try to overcome it. The best cure is what you are doing. Just enjoy chicken whenever you can, and try to just eat a well done piece. Although not as juicy, there is no possibility of salmonella. Good luck and God Bless  (+ info)

Do bacterial infections in the intestine go away on their own, such as ecoli and salmonella?

I have a bacterial infection in my intestines, I couldn't remember the name he gave me, and i couldn;t find it on the net. I thought it wuz zalafin cosc...something. but nothing showed up on the inernet.

My question is, Could I have had this infection for 4-6 months or even up to a year?, Do I need ant-biotics to get rid of it. Or will it just work its way out of the body?

I'm taking 500mg of ciproflox 2 times a day for 10 day.

can these bacterial infections cause some major problems?

C-difficile? Is that the infection?

Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus cereus, Clostridium perfringens, Clostridium botulinum.....any of those ring a bell?

Salmonella sp., Shigella sp., Campylobacter sp., Yersinia enterocolitica, Clostridium difficile, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrio parahemolyticus, Listeria monocytogenes, Aeromonas hydrophila.?????


Take your antibiotics and it should go away. It wont' go away with out them, thats for sure.

They can cause problems, but usually antibiotics makes it better and you are fine.

Some people die from these things, E-coli, salmonella, c-difficile, etc. So it's important to take your meds as directed and don't stop them early...finish the whole prescription off, and don't miss any pills.  (+ info)

Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy are normally more susceptible to infections.?

However, a patient receiving an antitumor drug that inhibited cell division was resistant to Salmonella. Provide a possible mechanism for the resistance.

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What are the symptoms of salmonella that was caused from the peanut butter?

What if you have been consuming the contaminated peanut butter for a long time, they are saying the contamination could go back as far as 2 years. I have had several health problems for about as long as the two years. We averaged about 2 jars a month. Wouldn't this bacterial infection cause health issues in large doses?

Firstly, it depends on the strain of salmonella involved. There is one strain of salmonella out there that can cause an arthritis-like disease and this may not be discovered for 2 years. However, in most of the food-borne illness cases reported, the salmonella strain involved results in accute symptoms such as diarrhea and vomitting that usually lasts for 1-3 days. In a larger dosage of salmonella, the symptoms would probably be more accute and may last for several days longer (up to a week?). The main issue with salmonella food-poisoning is the uptake of fluids (as it is hard to retain adequate fluids whilst throwing up etc.) some people (usually the elderly or young) require hospitalisation for rehydration. Hope this helps!  (+ info)

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