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How Long Does Fever Associated With Sepsis Last
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
Could I have picked up the bacteria causing my sepsis over a year ago? Kidney stone last week, its stuck, admitted after second er visit for fever,
Probably longer: The bacteria that cause urinary tract infection -- with or without sepsis, kidney stone, etc -- are not caught from outside. Mostly they are entirely normal in the intestine, and it is likely you have carried the one that caused your sepsis in your intestinal tract for many years, perhaps your entire life. You'll probably never know for sure, and it probably doesn't matter. ...Read more
Normally, how long after taking clarithromycin will a person with severe throat and nose flu (almost but not sepsis) gets back to his normal appetite?
Yes: Go to ER and be checked. Do not wait. ...Read more
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
May be sepsis:
But could be something else. Please go to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as you can.
Wish you well. ...Read more
Is shakiness a symptom of sepsis? I don't have fever however my skin is cold. I'm just worried but can't go to ER
Fever for 2 weeks I feel very weak no energy I feel very dizzy when standing could this be sepsis?
As antibiotic kill bacteria and endotoxin is released when bacteria die, won't it worsen fever or cause mild sepsis?
I'm on clarithromycin. I'm afraid it may kill bacteria and release endotoxins to my body tissues and cause fever or mild sepsis?
My boyfriend was treated and released for cellulitis a couple days ago &today his heart has been racing, sweating, and fever. Does he have sepsis?
Possibly: Recommend that he be expeditiously evaluated to rule that out. Take care. ...Read more
What could cause CRP to be 230, SED <97? Acute illness. No sepsis, no rash. Fever of 103, low BP, tachycardic. Have more info and test results. Ideas?
You could well have a rheumatic condition also. The CRP and ESR are non-specific indicators of an inflammatory process going on in your body. You need a complete and thorough workup probably at the nearest major University Hospital. Either in the division of Rheumatology or Infectious Disease. Good luck!
My wife had sepsis in February this year. It started as a urinary tract infection and then into the kidney. Her fever got to 106 the first night in ICU. Since then she still has not gained her strength back and can't stay focused and has confusion. Could
Infection: Sounds like she had pylonephritis. A prolonged infectious state can deplete muscle and energy in patients. Usually being bed bound for a week one can lose up to 7 pounds of muscle. If the infection severe even at a faster rate. Prolonged ICU stays can also cause ICU delerium, confusion and this can last months per research. Some people can have chronic anxiety, PTSD, even months after. ...Read more
My dad had a stent put in to help pass a kidney stone. A few days later, he had severe pain and developed a fever. Blood work showed he has sepsis.?
Cold&mild fever. Took Tylenol, (acetaminophen)4 hours later, I would not stop sweating. BP dropped really low idk ifmachine was false err from panic. Sepsis? BPnorm now.28
Not sepsis: Often times the presence of sweating is the sign of the fever "breaking". BP changes for various reasons but panic will usually cause increase in blood pressure. Surely sepsis will cause low BP but sepsis is a "hospital diagnosis" …you wouldn't be asking questions via the internet if you were septic. Hope this helps ...Read more
Hysterectomy dec 2012. Sepsis. Still very fatigued, back pain, no fever, pale, dark circles eyes. What type dr to see for followup regard sepsis?
Recovery takes time: Your recovery will generally take about twice the duration of your illness. In other words, even if u do everything right, recovery time = twice the sick time. However, it is vital that u connect with your most trusted physician & your surgeon, 2 verify that u r doing everything possible 2 achieve optimal recovery. Optimal diet, exercise & sleep will promote optimal & quick recovery. Dr mike. ...Read more
Vomiting w/ sirs - low bp, high liver enz, WBC > 20, no fever or sepsis, high neut % - and often have high neut %, low lymph % on cbcs, should this be evaluated by specialist? If so, what type?
My father survived a severe septic shock 4 months ago. For the first time since then, he has now fallen ill with a cold. No fever. Any precautions?
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
How bad are symptoms: Depending on how you feel will help determine whether you need advanced care or not (such as a visit to an emergency room or admission to the hospital). Influenza, or 'the flu' can be very serious. If you feel lightheaded, dizzy, or cannot keep food/liquids down, are getting dehydrated etc - those are things I would look for. Best next time to get the flu vaccine and limit the chances of being ill ...Read more
Why do I almost never get a raised temperature? Not even with Crohn's, endocarditis, pneumonia, swine flu, central line sepsis. Is this common?
Uncommon: Some individuals have a low basal body temperature, some may be hypothyroid, some may have a defect in the body's "thermostat" in the hypothalamus. But not becoming febrile with the conditions you mention is quite rare. ...Read more
I have premature baby born with septic shock he survived. I am home will close relatives who wear a mask when they visit prevent flu to baby?
Sepsis: Fussiness in a child with sepsis is a non-specific symptom. In a child who does not possess the verbal skills yet to explain how they feel, this in part is their way of letting us know they do not feel well. Duration of fussiness might vary based upon underlying cause of sepsis, the organ systems involved, the child's underlying disposition, and the environmental stressors. ...Read more
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