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Saline breast implants few yrs ago, never any problems.Recently had bacteremia- strep pneumoniae/sinuses, but could implants cause that germ in blood?
No unless: it is infected. If you have no pain, tenderness, or induration of the area, it is not likely that it became infected. Consult with your plastic surgeon just to be sure. ...Read more
Can you get bacteremia (specifically strep pneumoniae) from picking at a sore over and over with dirty/germy hands? Or by having open cuts on hands?
Probably not, but...: Although i'm unaware of studies that address this question, the intuitive answer would be "no". The bacteria count under the gum is so high that any contribution to total biomass from a piece of floss is unlikely to be significant. The magnitude of bacteremia would be more correlated with the amount of bleeding, which would reflect the extent of the breach in the wall of the vascular compartment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If streptococcus mutans was found in the blood of a person with bacteremia, how would you determine the cause?
Cause of what?: I do not understand your question. The cause of bacteremia is Strep Mutans unless something else comes up. Strep Mutans is found in many different places, but very commonly in the (human) mouth. You can't get rid of it entirely. It causes tooth decay. It can get into the bloodstream from dental cleaning, aggressive flossing/brushing, or small cracks on the lips or tongues (sometimes unnoticeable). ...Read more
I had pneumococcal bacteremia. I work w/ children. Nervous about getting sick again, what is best way to sanitize items used by multiple kids?
Bacteremia is...: The presence of bacteria in the bloodstream with or without symptoms (it can certainly be silent). Sepsis or septicemia is the reaction of the body to bacteremia with fever and effects on various body organs. The sepsis syndrome can also be caused by non infectious processes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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