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My friend had a 105 fever and has been in hospital.IV antibiotics have gotten fever down, but she has gram negative blood infection.Is she contagious?

My friend had a 105 fever and has been in hospital.IV antibiotics have gotten fever down, but she has gram negative blood infection.Is she contagious?

No: Your friend has sepsis, but she is not contagious. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Balin
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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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Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Is a staph infection in the blood contagious?

Not usually: But the bug is on and around the infected person.Wash your hands carefully to prevent spread. ...Read more

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I want to know if blood infection wont affect unborn baby?

I want to know if blood infection wont affect unborn baby?

Not true: Some infections, and in fact some viruses can in fact infect the placenta and some fungi can do the same. Blood infections can breach and lessen the placental barrier by inflammation and traverse it. ...Read more

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What to do if i've got also used a rusty blade can I get hepatitis or any other blood infection?

What to do if i've got also used a rusty blade can I get hepatitis or any other blood infection?

Depends: Did anyone else ever use that razor blade? If so, you are putting yourself at risk for transmission of bloodborne infections such as hepatitis b, hepatitis c, and hiv. Even if you were the only one to ever use it, i would discourage you from shaving with a rusty razor blade as you can contract other bacterial infections including tetanus. Get a new razor! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I have also used a rusty blade can I get hepatitis or any other blood infection?

Can you tell me if I have also used a rusty blade can I get hepatitis or any other blood infection?

Confusing question: A rusty blade is more likely to give you a bacterial infection around the cut if the blade was contaminated with germs. Hepatitis would only be an issue if the blade was contaminated with this set of viruses.Untreated wounds can give rise to localized infection that can spred to the blood if not treated. ...Read more

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What to do if I had my monthly dr visit and he told me I have a blood infection. didnt explainit to me at all. I got online after iabout this?

What to do if I had my monthly dr visit and he told me I have a blood infection. didnt explainit to me at all. I got online after iabout this?

Need details...: In order to give you more info, would need to know what type of blood infection you were diagnosed with. There are many types of blood infection, some of which are very serious and others less serious. Treatment depends on the exact blood infection you are diagnosed with! ...Read more

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Which type of blood infection do I have?

Need more info....: Sorry, but in order to answer your question, i would need more information like what was the result of your blood cultures? With more info, i would be happy to answer your question. Sorry! ...Read more

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After blood infection cleared my sed rate went from 19 to 18 the week after meds were done. (Highest was 23) Should i worry it isn't declining faster?

After blood infection cleared my sed rate went from 19 to 18 the week after meds were done. (Highest was 23) Should i worry it isn't declining faster?

Depends on age: The 'sed rate' or 'ESR' is a measure of inflammation that can be affected by many things. The normal level is age dependant. For women the normal level is (age+10)/2. After blood infection it can decline slowly. If you're feeling better clinically that's most important. I imagine you're being followed by a doc who will keep an eye on it. You shouldn't worry it's not declining faster ...Read more

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What happens in blood infection ?

What happens in blood infection ?

Sepsis: It will depend on the severity of the infection and if the patient's defense are compromised. Severe blood infection is very dangerous and deadly situation in which multiple organs are compromised. The key is to treat with antibiotics as soon as possible. ...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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more