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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Pseudomonas Infection?

I have had cellulitis in my legs 3 different times within a 9 month period. The doctor sees no crack in the skin and this started always in my left leg first then most of time to the other leg in a few days. Have had a history of it since 2002 but was eventually put on a medication daily for probably 5 years and had no breakouts for 4 years. Had to go off the daily meds due to diaherea. My infectious dr. says I have pseudomonas infection which I never had for all those years from 2002 until the last 3 break outs. I am a female, age 86, have had over weight issues 80% of my life. I have a-fib, pacemaker, left ventricle pumping at 30% and some circulation problems in my legs but not on meds for it. Have varicose vein surgery at age 30 and 35 on each leg. I am a very clean with my personal hygiene , bathroom and my home. My daughter is my caregiver for the last 6 years. I do have mobility issues and use a walker or rollator. I usually end up in the hospital with meropenum and vanco drip and the last time had come home with 10 more days of same meds with a pic line. What is your idea of why I am having this so often?
Mon, 12 Jun 2017
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Hello,

Regarding pseudomonas infection, it is most probably acquired in hospital set up. It may be possible that it is superinfection of the already infected wound in hospital set up.

For this infection, Cephalosporin group of antibiotics with aminoglycoside (e.g., Gentamicin, amikacin) are given. It is necessary to complete full course of antibiotics to avoid emergence of resistant bacteria that are much harder to eradicate.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Nisha Agrawal
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What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of Pseudomonas Infection?

Hello, Regarding pseudomonas infection, it is most probably acquired in hospital set up. It may be possible that it is superinfection of the already infected wound in hospital set up. For this infection, Cephalosporin group of antibiotics with aminoglycoside (e.g., Gentamicin, amikacin) are given. It is necessary to complete full course of antibiotics to avoid emergence of resistant bacteria that are much harder to eradicate. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Nisha Agrawal