General Information on Pseudomonas Infections
Pseudomonas infections are caused by several different types of bacteria called pseudomonas. Pseudomonas is found in water, soil, and skin and in moist areas like baths tubs, hot tubs, sinks, and pools. Pseudomonas can affect the skin, bones, heart, ears, blood, eyes, lungs, and urinary tract. Pseudomonas can cause illnesses and skin infections. Those will diabetes or HIV/AIDS are extremely prone to pseudomonas infections. Two common and minor forms of pseudomonas infections are swimmer’s ear and hot-tub folliculitis. A slightly more severe form of a pseudomonas infection is malignant external otitis. If untreated, a severe pseudomonas infection can lead to death.
Symptoms of Pseudomonas Infections
Some of the symptoms of a pseudomonas infection may be:
Ulcers in the eye
Loss of Vision
Infections in wounds giving off a fruity odor
Low blood pressure
Pain in the ears
Pain in the eyes
Purple-black spots on the skin
Treatments For Pseudomonas Infections
The treatment for a pseudomonas infection is dependent on the location. Should the infection be localized and external, then the treatment is topical medications and abscess is drained. For internal infections, the treatment is antibiotics. Amikacin, tobramycin, and gentamicin are common antibiotics prescribed. There are also several different types of penicillin used to treat pseudomonas infections.
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