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How long can you live with sepsis

A female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Maybe forever: If the doctors have switched to oral treatment, the sepsis itself probably is under control or cured. Continuing oral antibiotics probably is intended... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 27 years experience
Few hours: Few hours, sometimes a few days.
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
Very individual: Depending on how severe the infection is, some may be self-limited, but most progress without treatment, particularly in older people or those with pr... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 19 years experience
Depends: It depends on your overall health, the severity of the sepsis, and how quickly treatment is initiated. If you are healthy, the sepsis syndrome does n... Read More
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
Geriatrics 56 years experience
Depends: Prompt medical care, antibiotics & fluid resuscitation has improved outcomes & cured many septic conditions.
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Saline: In cases of severe sepsis iv fluids are needed and started asap along with iv antibiotics. The goal is to avoid dehydration, low bp and kidney failure... Read More
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Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
A severe infection: Sepsis is the term used by doctors to describe a severe, life-threatening bloodstream infection. Sepsis can cause your baby's organs to fail. If untre... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Sepsis is a condition where germs have entered the bloodstream and triggered responses that lead to the breakdown of body functions. Its use as a desc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 26 years experience
Can be uncomfortable: While sepsis is not classically thought of as painful by itself, patients with sepsis can require painful interventions such as central venous cathet... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 29 years experience
Common: Nearly three quarters of a million americans suffer sepsis each year; a high proportion die each year from sepsis. It is fairly common in most hospit... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 19 years experience
Yes: If you encounter a virulent enough pathogen and have an immune system, you can get septic.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream.
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