Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

Sepsis

A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
2
2 thanks
Dr.
A Verified Doctor answered
A US doctor answered Learn more
Septic shock: During sepsis, the body goes into shock and the blood pressure drops. If there is suspicion of sepsis, an intravenous line is put in and a normal sali ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Saline/sepsis: Isotonic solutions are part of the initial management of sepsis along with antibiotics and vasopressors. It is not a drip but a bolus that is used. Al ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Sepsis: There are now a set of 4 criteria that define sepsis. High or low WBC count, pulse of >90, respirations of 20 or greater and temperature elevation ... Read More
1
1 thank
Dr. Robert Robinson
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Clinical diagnosis: Sepsis is a clinical diagnosis - there is no lab test for sepsis. Lab tests are used to assist in the diagnosis of sepsis. Look at the SOFA score to ... Read More
A member asked:
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
13
13 thanks
Dr. Lisa Roberts
22 years experience Pediatrics
Blood infection: "sepsis" refers to a very severe blood infection that happens in certain children. Some babies are at higher risk (babies in hospitals who have indwel ... Read More
4
4 thanks
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Severe infection: If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis. With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fig ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Pain with sepsis: No.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Severe Infection: Sepsis means that an infection that would normally be confined to one area of the body has entered the bloodstream meaning it can infect the whole bod ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
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
1
1 thank
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: If you encounter a virulent enough pathogen and have an immune system, you can get septic.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Blood: Typically sepsis starts in a single area - kidney, open wound, broken bone, etc - but spreads throught the body in the bloodstream.
3
3 thanks
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sepsis is : A syndrome consisting of bacteremia, fever or hypothermia, elevated or depressed WBC count, low blood pressure, and shock. Any combination of the for ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends...: The length of time to recover from sepsis typically depends on the underlying infection and the severity of symptoms. The more severe the symptoms, th ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month