"Acinetobacter is a Gram-negative genus of Bacteria belonging to the Gammaproteobacteria. Non-motile, Acinetobacter species are oxidase-negative, and occur in pairs under magnification. They are important soil organisms where they contribute to the mineralisation of, for example, aromatic compounds. Acinetobacter are a key source of infection in debilitated patients in the hospital."
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[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/29/2010: Nikki from Lago Vista, Tx: "Hi, I am a 35 yr old female. I just was told that I have this bacteria infection on my scalp. It is called acinetobacter luoffi. I have had a staph infection on my scalp before and had to take antiobiotics for it. I have been trying a home remedy of listerine and neosporin then lavender and coconut oil (not completely working but is helping me to be able to handle the itch and burn) before I went to the doctor. I went to the doctor, thus the diagnosis of this acinetobacter luoffi.
My question is what would be the best home treatment for it as I do not want to take antibiotics. I was reading about the hydrogen peroxide and apple cider vinegar mixed with water. Is there anything else and will this bleach my hair?"
01/23/2010: Blue20 from Morgan City, La: "I have a friend that has acinetobacter, can anyone give us some info on how to get rid of this?"Replies
04/19/2011: Terry from Houston, Tx replies: "What are the symptoms of this bacteria as I think it is something I have?"