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Can lice cause sepsis infection?

Can lice cause sepsis infection?

Not directly: However, if the lice infestation is severe enough that the patient lacerates her head it can lead to skin infection (cellulitis) and this can progress to sepsis, shock, and death. Lice themselves, however, don't cause sepsis. ...Read more

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What does a head lice infection feel like? How would i know what a head lice infestation feels like? What are the symptoms? .

What does a head lice infection feel like? How would i know what a head lice infestation feels like?  What are the symptoms?

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The : The typical clinical sign is an itchy scalp. If you look at the scalp closely you might see "nits" (eggs) of the lice, they look like miniature pieces of rice clinging to the hair shafts. If you suspect lice, you, and close family members should be evaluated and, if required, placed on the appropriate medications to eradicate them. Home treatment is rarely effective. You also need to be given instructions on how to clean your home, especially bed sheets, to prevent a recurrence. ...Read more

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Can an infection by head lice be healed naturally? if yes, then how long will it take.

Can an infection by head lice be healed naturally? if yes, then how long will it take.

Define natural ????: Some have offered experience that a stout vinegar, like pickling vinegar can be used as a wash over several days to a week and do this.The acidic solution does loosen the nits/egg casings so they can be removed easily with a nit comb.If this did not work one of the OTC or prescription products could be used. ...Read more

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Can sepsis be caused by fungal infection?

Can sepsis be caused by fungal infection?

Yes: Sepsis is the body's generalized inflammatory response to a specific infection. The infection can be in the lung, the blood, the kidney/bladder, or anywhere else. The infection could be bacterial or fungal. It is the body's inflammatory response that defines sepsis (and septic shock), not the infection itself. ...Read more

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What is sepsis infection?Can medical abortion cause sepsis and what are the symptoms of it?

What is sepsis infection?Can medical abortion cause sepsis and what are the symptoms of it?

You give me fever: Just like the lyrics to the song fever, sepsis or infection that has spread to the blood steam, "gives you fever in the day and the night." medical abortion in a safe medical environment, does not often cause sepsis as it used to in the past in unsanitary conditions. Most medical abortion clinics also provide prophylactic (preventative) antibiotics at the time of the procedure or post-operatively. ...Read more

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If sepsis is caused by virus infection, is the patient still treated with antibiotics?

If sepsis is caused by virus infection, is the patient still treated with antibiotics?

Viral infections: are not treated with antibiotics. If secondary bacterial infection is suspected or diagnosed the antibiotic would likely be needed. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection cause sepsis if untreated?

Can a vaginal yeast infection cause sepsis if untreated?

Not likely: Vaginal yeast infections are common. Normal immune system will prevent invasive blood borne infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen lymph node under my arm from an infection i'm being treated for... And i keep pushing on it to feel it. Will that cause sepsis?

I have a swollen lymph node under my arm from an infection i'm being treated for... And i keep pushing on it to feel it. Will that cause sepsis?

Family practice : You seem pretty knowledgeable for an 18 yo. Pressing on the lymph node lightly should not cause any harm. Sometimes pressing on boils or pimples will cause further injury but you are being treated with antibiotics so shouldn't be a problem. Always check with your dr if swelling persists. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection possibly cause sepsis in a person with Lyme disease (immune system)?

Not related: Yeast infection does not usually lead to sepsis until you are severely immune-compromised. Whether you have lyme disease or not has no bearing on this issue. ...Read more

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Is it true that a very low platelet count can be caused by (a) a viral infection and (b) a bacteria in the blood that falls short of sepsis?

Is it true that a very low platelet count can be caused by (a) a viral infection and (b) a bacteria in the blood that falls short of sepsis?

Basically no: If your platelet count is low (under 90,000 or so calls for.a workup), the stupidest thing that anyone can possibly do is say "it's probably a virus" or blame a bacterium that isn't cultured and isn't making you sick otherwise. I hope I have not misunderstood. Low platelets is serious, very low levels are often catastrophic, and almost always there's a real illness to find and treat. ...Read more

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Have fluid behind ears/ pressure/jaw pain. Dr. said no infection and prescribed Flonase. Will this cause a brain abscess, osteomyelitis or sepsis?

Have fluid  behind ears/ pressure/jaw pain. Dr. said no infection and prescribed Flonase. Will this cause a brain abscess, osteomyelitis or sepsis?

All of the things: you mention are infections. If you have negative pressure or uninfected fluid in your middle ears spaces, there is no infection that could spread. The Flonase is to reduce swelling & edema of mucous membranes of your upper respiratory tract, thus allowing your Eustachian tubes to become patent, or open, again at their junction with your nasopharynx & middle ear pressure to normalize. ...Read more

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Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT ? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?

Can cocaine use cause systemic infection of the ENT ? Could this lead to further infection in the reproductive system?

Yes: Snorting of Cocaine has been reported to cause endocarditits and other distant infections from the nasal area. The Cocaine constricts the blood vessels in the nasal passages and can cause open ulcers that allow bacteria into the blood stream. Once bacteria are in the blood stream then they can travel to any organ in the body.(including the reproductive organs). ...Read more

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I have systemic infection this is started after sex with known, is this due to HIV or any other cause? Hiv tests RNA and ab negative.

I have systemic infection this is started after sex with known, is this due to HIV or any other cause? Hiv tests RNA and ab negative.

Can't tell: You need to provide more details on the timing of the testing related to your last sexual contact. If you continue to have these symptoms (for more than 2 weeks) you need to consult your doctor to determine what may be causing them whether HIV or not. ...Read more

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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Septic Shock (Definition)

Septic shock. Sepsis occurs when an infections enters & is spread through the bloodstream, potentially causing a marked drop in blood pressure with potential for stroke, heart or ...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