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Could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes: Salmonella is an occasional cause of blood infections, more often in those with weaker immune systems, kids and the elderly. It is better known as a cause of bloody diarrhea and some strains cause typhoid fever. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more


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Help plz! Can salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Help plz! Can salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes...: How was the diagnosis made? Yes it can cause septicemia but if you are doing fine and this was picked up on a stool culture and you are on the right antibiotic you will be ok. Discuss this matter with your physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Please tell me, could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes it can: 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 fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I had sepsis in july do to salmonella poisoning in my blood stream. Lately I have had really dark urine side n back pain. Could this be from sepsis?

I had sepsis in july do to salmonella poisoning in my blood stream. Lately I have had really dark urine side n back pain. Could this be from sepsis?

Unlikely: Sepsis is a specific medical term meaning you have high heart rate (>90/min), respirations (>20/min), fever and high WBC count. Any 2 of these may be sepsis. If you think you are infected you need to see a doctor ASAP. Do not wait, go now and to an ER if you cannot get anyone else to see you. Best wishes and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

We can say: Septicemia- in lay man terms can be called blood poisoning. Some bacteria produce what are called endotoxins which circulate in the blood stream, cause serious illness. ...Read more

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Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. ...Read more

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I need to know if I have blood poisoning. I've got lesions, sores that look a lot like burns. Please help. I have had these nearly 15months?

I need to know if I have blood poisoning. I've got lesions, sores that look a lot like burns. Please help. I have had these nearly 15months?

Clarify: Not sure what you mean by blood poisoning. Typically, if your blood is poisoned then you would know about it right away, not after 15 months, but it depends. You really should get checked because the sores you are talking about sound pretty significant. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are ways to detect blood poisoning (septicaemia/sepsis)?

What are ways to detect blood poisoning (septicaemia/sepsis)?

Bipolar 2: Not sure what the question is, but hope u r doing well & tolerating your meds. Any inquiries re. The meds. Need to be directed to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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What is blood poisoning?

What is blood poisoning?

Sepsis: Blood poisoning is the common term for sepsis which means bacteria or fungi have entered the blood stream and caused a cascade of immune events creating a very ill patient. ...Read more

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What causes blood poisoning?

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What does having blood poisoning mean?

What does having blood poisoning mean?

Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have blood poisoning?

Really sick: In medicine, we typically call blood poisoning bacteremia or sepsis. Symptoms include fast heart beat, fever and/or chills, faster breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue. A blood culture can diagnose blood poisoning. Treatment of blood poisoning usually involves hospitalization. ...Read more

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How is blood poisoning (septicaemia) caught?

Septicemia: Infection spreading from local area to generalized, if local infection is untreated or inadequately treated. ...Read more

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How long does blood poisoning take to treat?

How long does blood poisoning take to treat?

Blood Poisoning?: This is not a medical term and needs further definition before your question could be answered. Tell us what you mean by "blood poisoning". ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

Sepsis: The medical term for blood poisoning is sepsis which means an infection where microbes are in the blood. Fever, malaise, drenching sweats and chills are the typical symptoms and they are usually abrupt in onset. Diagnosis is with physical exam, white blood cell count and blood cultures as well as a strong suspicion that an infection is present. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get blood poisoning from a bullet?

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 from the bullet directly. Such an infection would be a complication of injury or an infection from an injured body part. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could blood poisoning heal by itself?

Get it treated.: 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 fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause a 23-year old boy to get blood poisoning?

I was wondering what would cause a 23-year old boy to get blood poisoning?

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, urinary tract infection, or any route that bacteria are introduced into the blood stream. This can happen with simple tooth brushing or be as obvious as injecting drugs into the blood stream. ...Read more

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If you have blood poisoning will you surely die after getting worse for 4 days?

If you have blood poisoning will you surely die after getting worse for 4 days?

No: Septic shock usually resolves in 24-48 hours, but may persist for a longer period if the infection is not under control, an abcess is lurking, or the heart and lungs were injured in the initial collapse. Talk to your ICU doctor and see what they are doing to turn around the septic shock, or if the illness is simply a recovery from severe injury (lung, heart, kidney, liver, etc). ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for blood poisoning? I might have it. What are some signs of it?

What are some home remedies for blood poisoning? I might have it. What are some signs of it?

See your doctor: "blood poisoning" is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does blood poisoning on tattoos look like?

What does blood poisoning on tattoos look like?

If you become: Septic from a tatoo infection - you will be dealing with systemic symptoms ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of blood poisoning?

See a doctor: This will need to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do you always get a fever when you get blood poisoning?

Do you always get a fever when you get blood poisoning?

Usually: Blood poisoning is a lay term for lymphangitis. Lymphangitis is an infection of the lymphatic channels in the subcutaneous tissue. It usually occurs on an extremity. It is usually caused by beta hemolytic strains of streptococci and occasionally by staphylococcus aureus or p. Multocida after a cat bite. Fever is frequently but not always present. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood poisoning from being cut with a nail?

What to do if I have blood poisoning from being cut with a nail?

Get seen right away: Get seen right away, get prompt treatment with antibiotics, enough IV fluids. This is something you should not ignore. ...Read more

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Come into contact with oozing a clear liquid even though it was dry. Could I get blood poisoning from that?

Come into contact with oozing a clear liquid even though it was dry. Could I get blood poisoning from that?

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

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I was very sick fot 6 months cdeff all that time had blood poisoning 3 times bad enough to put me on life support I am needing to know the aftermath?

Depends: People who have had critical illness may take a very prolonged period of time to recover with persistent weakness, and other problems including difficulties with concentration, memory and anxiety. How long problems like this or other problems associated with critical illness lasts ca nvary depending on the specific events and the presence of any chronic diseases. Many will recover 100% though. ...Read more

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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Many signs: If your child has sepsis (blood poisoning) then she will be very sick, have high fevers, and look lethargic. Cultures of the blood will show bacterial growth. This is remarkably rare from abscessed teeth, unless the child as a severe immune deficiency. ...Read more

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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Culture: You could always obtain a blood culture (lab) to detest bacteria in your blood but in reality you would know by the system wide symptoms you would have : fevers, chills, shaking, weakness etc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Salmonella (Definition)

Is a bacterium which is a cause of gastrointestinal infection presenting with fever and diarrhea for 4-7 days and is transmitted as a zoonosis, that is, directly or indirectly from an animal host such as chickens or their eggs. Only salmonella typhi is ...Read more


Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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