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how you get blood poisoning

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Absolutely: Bullet wounds cause tissue trauma and introduce bacteria into the blood stream causing an increased risk of sepsis. Besides the direct trauma that the ... Read More
Dr. Ernest Block
34 years experience Trauma Surgery
What do you mean?: If you are asking about lead poisoning, then no. If you are asking about bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia), then the answer is yes, but not fro ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lindquist
28 years experience Pediatrics
Infections!: Blood poisoning is really a term for blood stream infections by bacteria. Anyone can get a blood stream infection from a skin infection, pneumonia, u ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: If the scissors are not clean and carry bacteria.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a doctor: This will need to be treated with antibiotics.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rada Ivanov
30 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Not necessarily: You usually get a fever with blood poisoning but oftentimes you don't, esp when you have an overwhelming infection which suppresses your immune system ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience Pathology
Need more info: What is oozing a clear liquid -- from where, for how long, what is dry? Without this information, seems like this is an impossible question to answer ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Liem
36 years experience Dentistry
Transient, low risk: There is a possibility of a transient bacteremia after minor oral surgery, extraction, gum treatment, etc. But this usually does not cause any problem ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Rare but yes.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Sepsis does happen from toe infection. If and when the infection gets into the joints of your toes, since they are highly vascular, you increase the c ... Read More
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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Dental Care: Are you being treated by a dentist for that abscess? If so, give them a call. If not, give them a call. Antibiotics alone will not solve the issue.

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