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Can I Treat Sepsis With Home Remedies
If dying is ok: Sepsis should be treated with antibiotics aimed at the source of infection; often there is a need to support vital organs that are damaged by your body's response to the infection. Home remedies are just not adequate to the task of doing this. If you are ever so ill as to be septic, go strait to the best er of the best hospital in your area... Or more likely call an ambulance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a boil on my bottom which is the size of a 1p coin (2cm) is this treatable at home? If so what treatment can I use? No red skin around boil.
Salt water soaks: You may try salt water soaks but whatever you do, do not try to squeeze or pop it yourself. Take 1 table spoon of salt to a pint (large glass) of warm (not hot) tap water. Soak a wash cloth in it then let it sit on the "boil" for 5-10 minutes 2-3 times each day. This may help. ...Read more
Variable outcomes: A one-pound premature infant is very small and still developing many basic systems. All infections at such a tiny age are very serious, but newborn icus are also very highly specialized in treating these problems. Survival and long-term outcome are hard to predict, but more & more of these babies are surviving and growing up well, so don't lose hope. Baby's md & rn will know specific details- ask! ...Read more
Check with your doc: Sepsis is a life-threatening disease. It means that a local infection such as pneumonia or urinary tract infection induces a total body response. This response of the whole body may cause multiorgan failure. Appropriate and adequate antimicrobials, together with drainage of the infection if necessary, are the main treatment. Aggressive hydration is also useful for most patients. Experienced doc! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Concern: It's definitely concerning. While I can't say for sure it's sepsis without other information including a blood culture and other information, it's possible you could be on your way to sepsis, especially given the fact you're on chemotherapy. I would highly suggest you get in touch with your treating physician or his/her on call physician this afternoon and discuss your symptoms with them.Good luck ...Read more
Confusing question: Chemo uses various toxic substances to target and kill cancer cells. We use antibiotics to kill the germs of sepsis.During severe sepsis we also use medicines to support blood pressure and fluids too support the normal needs of the body.None of these are called chemotherapy. ...Read more
Sepsis: Sepsis is when bacteria spreads from a point of initial infection to the bloodstream. As a result, blood pressure decreases, heart rate rises, and breathing becomes labored. Sepsis typically recquires IV antibiotics in an icu. If missed or undertreated, a patient could die. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chemotherapy : Chemotherapy generally refers to anti-cancer treatment. Severe sepsis refers to infectious diseases that have spiraled out of control making the patient very sick, and at risk for dying from the infection. Maybe there was some confusion here talking to the doc? Chemotherapy or "chemo" for short can weaken a patient as a side-effect of treating a cancer, such that infections can arise. Hope ur OK. ...Read more
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