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A 48-year-old member asked:

How can i tell if my infection is bacterial or viral?

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Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Blood test: Having a blood test would indicate whether your infection is bacterial- abnormal red cell count and shift; or viral- increase in monocytes.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can a infection (viral or bacterial) spread through your body?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Absolutely: A bacterial infection that spreads through your body is called sepsis. It is bad, requires hospitalization and IV antibiotics.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How to tell the difference between a viral or bacteria infection?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It often isn't so: easy to distinguish. Medical testing can hlep to sort it out.
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