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Small child suffering from cough. Due to allergies or pseudomonas aeruginosa?

Hi, can you please explain, is it possible for Pseudomonas aeruginosa to be found in throat? My 3,5 years son was diagnosed to have it in his throat. One doctor says to repeat the test as this bacteria cannot be found in throat, the other says he should be using antibiotics? My son is very lively, he dose not complain expect for trying to cough something up. The doctor that said this bacteria cannot be found in throat says this kind of coughing is often due to allergy triggers. Please help!
Asked On : Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa usually not seen in throats and it doesn' cause infection in normal children.
It cause disease in immunocompromised, hospitalised patients and in patients with cystic fibrosis.
It may be detected in your child throat sample because of contamination while taking or handling the sample. This is the reason for asking for the repition of the test.
As your doctor said the cough may be due to allergy.
The bacteria wont cause isolated cough.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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