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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Beasley
15 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No. : Sepsis is the body's response to an infection no matter where it is.

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: And that is very serious especially in someone with low immune system.
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Absolutely not: Someone w/ bacteria & fungus in bloodstream would be close to death in ICU. There are however some rogue medical practitioners who promote a scien ... Read More
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A 116-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Rivas
20 years experience Family Medicine
Treats symptoms: In general, Cough and cold medicine do not attack bacteria. Most of the time they provide symptomatic relief. For example, Ibuprofen or acetaminophen ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: Not by itself. E coli enter your bloodstream every time you pass stool. There needs to be some other reason for you to have infections at these othe ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gabriel Purice
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood cultures: Will detect if one has a bacterial blood stream infection or fungal. Any microbiology lab( infectious disease) in any hospital can run this test.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Traver
35 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Just eating can cause small intra-oral wounds to the gingiva and allow plaque to enter the bloodstream
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: It should never happen with a blood transfusion, but if there is serious negligence in the handling of the blood, then it could. Similarly with remova ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Bacteremia: Infections can spread through the blood stream - when you hear the word "Sepsis" that implies a bacteria is in the blood stream and causing havoc on t ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Infection: 7-10 days for severe infection, assuming you are on an appropriate antibiotic- and you may need 2 full weeks of therapy.

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