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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more


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How do you prevent sepsis?

Wash your hands: Sepsis is not in itself "avoidable" - but you can ensure good general health by eating well, avoiding steroids, and washing your hands. Keeping yourself from getting shot, stabbed or crushed is also a good idea, and keeping dirt out of your wounds is a bonus. If you are diabetic, take your Insulin or other medications and follow a sound diabetic diet. ...Read more

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Are there preventative ways to prevent sepsis by parasites?

Not sure what you...: Are asking. Sepsis, per se, is not a manifestation of parasitic infestation although disseminated strongyloidiasis which occurs in immunosuppressed individuals can produce bacteremia with gram-negative bacilli. ...Read more

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Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Do immunizations help prevent sepsis in children?

Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read more

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Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

Can over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications prevent sepsis?

No: There is some data that tylenol might deplete glutathione, making sepsis worse. There is no data that nsaids or Aspirin can prevent sepsis, and it has been studied to death. In fact, currently there are no direct treatments for sepsis, as the only approved therapy (activated protein c) has been withdrawn from the market due to the high levels of risk associated with its use. ...Read more

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Do vaccines prevent sepsis?

Certainly!: Vaccines are distinct biological triggers that "teach" our immune systems how to prevent and fight specific bacterial or viral illness without actually becoming ill from the pathogen. Vaccines for meningicoccus, pneumococcus, and h. Influenza infections do an amazing job of preventing catastrophic life-threatening illness such as sepsis and meningitis--often working quietly even w/o our awareness. ...Read more

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How can doctors prevent neonatal sepsis?

How can doctors prevent  neonatal sepsis?

Prevention : By assuring good maternal health, through prenatal testing for group b strep and treatment, herpes testings etc.Also by following guidelines regarding prolonged rupture of membranes, neonatal feves and such helps decrease the risks.Having adequate prenatal and neonatal care is important. ...Read more

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Sepsis (Definition)

Sepsis occurs as a result of body's abnormal response to severe infection. Manifestation of sepsis include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing. Blood work will reveal elevation of ...Read more


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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock is also known as Sepsis. Septic shock is a condition of inflammation throughout the body caused by a severe infection that can lead to fever, low blood pressure, and the ...Read more