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How You Get Blood Poisoning
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze. . . are all ...Read more
Infections!: Blood poisoning is really a term for blood stream infections by bacteria. Anyone can get a blood stream infection from a skin infection, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, or any route that bacteria are introduced into the blood stream. This can happen with simple tooth brushing or be as obvious as injecting drugs into the blood stream. ...Read more
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
Come into contact with oozing a clear liquid even though it was dry. Could I get blood poisoning from that?
Need more info: What is oozing a clear liquid -- from where, for how long, what is dry? Without this information, seems like this is an impossible question to answer. ...Read more
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Yes: Sepsis does happen from toe infection. If and when the infection gets into the joints of your toes, since they are highly vascular, you increase the chance of sepsis or infection spreading through your blood. So see you doctor or podiatrist as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment and evaluation. You may need IV antibiotics and hospitalization if the infection is severe. ...Read more
I have visable abbess in my mouth on day 3 of Antiboitics but it's not going down. Scared I'm going to die because of it or get blood poisoning?
I had blood poisoning from a rotted tooth shoild I get all my other rotted teeth extracted before I get it again?
You've already experienced what can happen from a rotted tooth. It can even be worse... some people have died from infected teeth. I'm not trying to scare you. Just making you aware of the consequences of leaving teeth that are decayed or ones that have an infection. See a dentist to work up a treatment plan for you asap!
Be wise and safe. ...Read more
I read somewhere that you can get blood poisoning by holding in your flatulence. Is this true or just a tall tale?
No: That sounds full of hot air. In a normal healthy person, the gas will likely leak out the butt before enough pressure builds up to do any damage. In a sick person, or somebody with an intestinal obstruction... well, who knows what bad things can happen with excess gas... but that isn't a case of a normal person willfully holding her gas in. ...Read more
Can you get blood poisoning from an abcess in the thigh/groin area? It's about 3cm. Tried to squeeze felt a pop but felt on the inside
Not smart: Infection is a real risk. If you have pain, bleeding, swelling, red lines radiating from tattoo area, see physician or go to er immediately. ...Read more
Lay term: Blood poisoning is a lay term that is generally used to describe an overwhelming infection. The medical term used is sepsis or septic shock, which refers to an infection that leads to severe stress or collapse of vital organ systems. The physiology do sepsis is complex, wikipedia has a nice lay summary, but even that is about 4 pages long. ...Read more
Really sick: In medicine, we typically call blood poisoning bacteremia or sepsis. Symptoms include fast heart beat, fever and/or chills, faster breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue. A blood culture can diagnose blood poisoning. Treatment of blood poisoning usually involves hospitalization. ...Read more
Sepsis: The medical term for blood poisoning is sepsis which means an infection where microbes are in the blood. Fever, malaise, drenching sweats and chills are the typical symptoms and they are usually abrupt in onset. Diagnosis is with physical exam, white blood cell count and blood cultures as well as a strong suspicion that an infection is present. ...Read more
Get it treated.: If an infective agent travels to the blood stream and spreads, it could cause what is called sepsis. With sepsis the body is greatly challenged to fight the infection. In severe cases the patient may go into multi-organ failure, shock, or even death. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
About 85%: But must be treated by a critical care specialist. ...Read more
No: Septic shock usually resolves in 24-48 hours, but may persist for a longer period if the infection is not under control, an abcess is lurking, or the heart and lungs were injured in the initial collapse. Talk to your ICU doctor and see what they are doing to turn around the septic shock, or if the illness is simply a recovery from severe injury (lung, heart, kidney, liver, etc). ...Read more
See your doctor: "blood poisoning" is not an issue for self diagnosis or self treatment. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
Bipolar 2: Not sure what the question is, but hope u r doing well & tolerating your meds. Any inquiries re. The meds. Need to be directed to your prescribing doctor. ...Read more
Septicemia: Septicemia is a serious, life-threatening infection that gets worse very quickly. It can arise from infections throughout the body, including infections in the lungs, abdomen, and urinary tract. It may come before or at the same time as these infections. ...Read more
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