I have staphylococcus epidermidis bladder infection?

I have staphylococcus epidermidis bladder infection. Hve taken antibiotic 10 days amoxicilin clavulanate. Infection continues. Hve kidney problems (1 kidney) so am very worried especially because I don´t know where I got this. Doctar says its a skin bactéria….how did I get bladder infection then? Also I was nowhere close to a hospital where apparently one also gets it….no one seems to give me an answer so I won’t know how to prevent it again. Have had other infections quite regularly since my ureter operation 10 years ago (endometrioses blockage) but always knew where from. Also what antibiotic is the most effective’ I am allergic to Bactrim.
Please help…I am 49 female
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Hi
Its pretty unusual to get staph. epidermidis infection into the bladder. I hope the microbiology report has been confirmed for that. Or i would rather suggest you to get it checked from another laboratory to re-confirm the diagnosis. The antibiotic you mentioned you have been taking should actually work on this infection.Get a antibiotic sensitivity test as well,and start the antibiotic to which the infection is found to be most sensitive.
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shw12

HI
EPIDERMIDIS STAPHYLOCOCCAL INFECTION IS VERY RARE TO OCCUR AND THE EXACT CAUSE OR SOURCE OF INFECTION IS VERY HARD TO BE FOUND OUT NOW. THE ORAL ANTIBIOTICS ARE USUALLY INEFFECTIVE TO CURE THIS INFECTION ,SO INTRAVENOUS ANTIBIOTICS ARE RECOMMENDED FOR BETTER RESULTS.

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mrsshalini14

hello there
a low immunity is responsible for such type of rare infections. It may come from any source and is pretty difficult to pinpoint the source exactly.Best thing would be to maintain a good hygiene,drink plenty of fluids and have a strong immunity. A bladder wash will fasten up the recovery process

Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Hi and welcome to question doctors.com.
It is one of the leading pathogens of nosocomial infections, particularly associated with foreign body infections. Those most susceptible to infection are intravenous drug users, newborns, elderly, and those using catheters or other artificial appliances.
And it is resistant to many antibiotics… They are treated effectively with vancomycin and rifampin..