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Can the sepsis infection be treated to the point of recovery to excellent health?

Can the sepsis infection be treated to the point of recovery to excellent health?

Often: Depending on how severe the bodies response was and how much damage was done, many people return to normal lives. Starting physical therapy as soon as it is safe to do so, minimizing exposure to benzodiazapines (ativan, valium) and paralytics, early nutrition by a feeding tube, etc all seem to maximize recovery and minimize harms. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Infection In The Blood (Definition)

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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I had a major blood infection last year (sepsis) no insurance so minimal health care. Is there any long term effects I should be concerned about?

Not usually: Your young age and whatever care you received helped you recover. Some people have transient kidney , liver and respiratory trouble but these issues would have occurred with the sepsis. ...Read more

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My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?

My father is just about recovering from a severe sepsis infection that included septic shock. Still has low grade fever. How long does recovery take?

Sepsis: It can certainly depend on the etiology of the sepsis and the degree of organ dysfunction that occurred. Some recover fully, some take weeks, some never quite recover organ function and cardiac, pulmonary, brain and kidney function may be impaired afterwards. If he is still with fever days/weeks into therapy, i would make sure he has been evaluated for endocarditis with blood cultures and an echo. ...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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I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could i had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t

I have pain under the left rib cage and it goes into my back. At times its feels gripping pain. Does anyone know what this could i had a kidney infection, ecoli, and was sepsis in july. I was treated and released from hosptial for days later. I now have t

Any number of things: This kind of pain could be caused by any number of things. With your history, you need to be examined by a doctor who can figure out whether it is something that will go away or something like an infection of the kidney or of the area under the diaphragm that needs treatment. ...Read more

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I understand that an infection & 2 or more of the following may suggest sepsis: Temp < 36C, HR >90 & RR > 90. But are 3 necessary all day or all week?

It's moot: After a week, blood cultures will give the answer, or if sepsis is absent, another cause of the abnormal vital signs will have been found. Why do you ask? ...Read more

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Can I reduce my chance of an infection and sepsis if I cook my meat well-done?

Some: Most people cook their meat adequately and the risk of developing sepsis from eating meat is low, but real. Cook chicken and turkey until they are 165 degrees, pork to 160, and beef and lamb until it is 145 degrees. http://www.fsis.usda.gov/is_it_done_yet/brochure_text/index.asp for more lay information. ...Read more

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How long does sepsis take, after infection?

Not long: It can take as little as 30 minutes to acquire the signs of sepsis. Even spetic shock can occur very quickly if the conditions are right. ...Read more

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Can an infection be cleared and a person still have sepsis?

Sepsis: Yes. The trauma that the body undergoes when septic can have serious consequences for normal physiology and be difficult to recover from. ...Read more

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How long can you have sepsis infection before symptoms begin?

How long can you have sepsis infection before symptoms begin?

Varies: It isn't sepsis without symptoms, but the onset between infection and symptoms varies depending on the nature of the infection and the host's general health. Hours (meningitis, streptococcus pneumonia) to days would be the usual range. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


Dr. William Walsh
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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