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Can mild sepsis go on for months

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Organ failure: Sepsis is defined by signs of infection, including fever, elevated white cell count, elevated heart rate or respiratory rate. ( paradoxically abnormal ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Sepsis, even mild one will create symptoms like fever, body aches, loss of appetite etc.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
Iv antibiotics: Both IV antibiotics. Severe sepsis typically means the sepsis has effected other organs because of hypotension. These patients should be monitored in ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Love him: Uremia is a constellation of symptoms reflecting kidney failure. If your husband simply had elevated kidney function tests, find out what they are cur ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience Neurology
Yes: Absolutely they can, even in spite of adequate treatment.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Verify instructions: Diflucan is not usually given for 7 days. It is usually given in one dose and then repeated in 72 hours if needed. Topical yeast medications can often ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Beck
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Most do not turn into life threatening infections. However, it does happen. It depends on the age, condition, risk factors that the patient has.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Check with your doc: C diff is a very tough infection to clear. Even after antibiotics and resolution of symptoms it is possible to still carry the infection. You should h ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies.: First, one would expect the organism to be long gone by two WEEKS. However, the inflammation will likely stay. Anti inflammatory asthma medicines like ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Splenic infarct: It may take a few months to complete get scared, however, as soon as active inflammation subsides, it should feel much better. This may take 3-4 weeks ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Varies.: Sometimes before it goes away, cellulitis forms an abscess, a pus collection that needs to be drained. Going from cellulitis to abscess is actually an ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Carzoli
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Depends: You should never leave a UTI untreated as it could lead to kidney infections. Big question is whether your urinary symptoms are due to UTI or somethin ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roscoe Nelson
27 years experience Urology
Before now: If it was completely treated usually the symptoms go away. Sometimes there is residual inflammation. I'll often put men on Alleve twice a day for 10 ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unrelated: But would you kindly be more specific about what kind of symptoms, antibiotics wouldn't affect ana testing
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Acne: Cystic acne responds best to Accutane. Some individuals may require long-term use of doxycycline or topical creams for acne. You may be less likely t ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
90 days +: It takes 90 days for the body to manufacture one mature red blood cell from the bone marrow and get it into circulation. If your blood loss was very s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
C.Diff: If it starts clearing up, then you are on the right track. It may take a few days for the antibiotic to start working, so don't panic!
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Hard to say: Much depend on the specific type of leukemia and the other health circumstances.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shashank Jain
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: That depends on a lot of factors, generally speaking being in the ICU and on a ventilator is serious. You would be best served looking for this answer ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Vasudha Kaushik
15 years experience Family Medicine
Soon: Take 1. zinc supplement (NOW brand is good. 50 mg/day with food for 7-10 days) 2. Probiotics (Megafood Megaflora plus 4 caps daily for 1 week). See ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
This is not pneumoni: Pneumonia is an acute infection of the lung. It develops rather suddenly, over 3-5 days and does not linger on for more than one to 3 weeks. Anything ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Probably will resolv: Depends on reason(s) for it. Probably will resolve. Simple treatment will accelerate clearance. Identification and modification of underlying predispo ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Dr. Cody Mead answered
11 years experience Family Medicine
Something else: I don't think what you're experiencing has anything to do with the short course of prednisone. Consider looking in other areas to find the cause. Ho ... Read More
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