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Dr. Dinh Bui
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If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

Dr. Dinh Bui
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If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

No...: I think you meant a spread of infection from a localized abscess to become systemic through circulation. The incidence is very rare but it could happen. You would have fever or chill, feeling sick or malaise, and with blood test there would be a raise in white blood cell. Check up with your doctor. Relax and do not over worrying! ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Is there a test that can detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Is there a test that can detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

A blood sample: "blood poisoning" usually is taken to mean bacteria in the blood, or bacteremia. You can take a sample of the blood and culture it to see if bacteria grow. There are many infections, including teeth infections, that can cause bacteria to go into the blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Many signs: If your child has sepsis (blood poisoning ) then she will be very sick, have high fevers, and look lethargic. Cultures of the blood will show bacterial growth. This is remarkably rare from abscessed teeth, unless the child as a severe immune deficiency. ...Read more

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Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Dr. I. Jay Freedman
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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Probably not: Swallowing the pus from a dental abscess probably won't make you sick, as the acids in your stomach will neutralize the bacteria and associated waste products. What could give you blood poisoning would be if the pus was to entry your blood stream. Not only could you become septic, your kidneys could fail and the mouth bacteria could lodge in your heart causing irreversible heart valve damage. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

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

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Dr. Alan Ali
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How is blood poisoning (septicaemia) caught?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Septicemia: Infection spreading from local area to generalized, if local infection is untreated or inadequately treated. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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What is blood poisoning?

Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Sepsis: Blood poisoning is the common term for sepsis which means bacteria or fungi have entered the blood stream and caused a cascade of immune events creating a very ill patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

Dr. Gutti Rao
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Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

We can say: Septicemia- in lay man terms can be called blood poisoning. Some bacteria produce what are called endotoxins which circulate in the blood stream, cause serious illness. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernest Block
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Is it possible to get blood poisoning from a bullet?

Dr. Ernest Block
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What do you mean?: If you are asking about lead poisoning, then no. If you are asking about bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia), then the answer is yes, but not from the bullet directly. Such an infection would be a complication of injury or an infection from an injured body part. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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What does having blood poisoning mean?

Dr. William Walsh
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What does having  blood poisoning mean?

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

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