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If you have blood poisoning from abscess tooth how long before you notice symptoms?

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

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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


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I had blood poisoning from a rotted tooth shoild I get all my other rotted teeth extracted before I get it again?

I had blood poisoning from a rotted tooth shoild I get all my other rotted teeth extracted before I get it again?

Rotted tooth: 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

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My husband lost a filling and his tooth broke off over 6 months ago finally went to the dentist and it is infected. Could he have blood poisoning?

My husband lost a filling and his tooth broke off over 6 months ago finally went to the dentist and it is infected. Could he have blood poisoning?

Probably not: Most dental infections are localized and are limited to the immediate area. I'm glad your husband finally went to the dentist. Moral of the story: don't wait until there is a problem. Get regular exams from your dentist. It's far easier to prevent a problem than to treat it. And cheaper too! ...Read more

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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

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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How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

How can you detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

Culture: You could always obtain a blood culture (lab) to detest bacteria in your blood but in reality you would know by the system wide symptoms you would have : fevers, chills, shaking, weakness etc. ...Read more

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Is there a test that can detect blood poisoning from abscessed teeth?

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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Can broken teeth that bleed into the gums cause blood poisoning?

Can broken teeth that bleed into the gums cause blood poisoning?

Long shot but yes: If your broken teeth get infected and you don't treat the infection, yes that can cause blood poisoning. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of blood poisoning and diagnosis?

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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How long does it take for a tooth infection to turn in to blood poisoning?

How long does it take for a tooth infection to turn in to blood poisoning?

No specific time: If you have a tooth infection it can become quite serious if left unattended. Pain, infection, swelling, complicated treatment, extraction, and in rare cases even death can occur. Do not delay in getting treatment. Call your dentist today. ...Read more

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Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

Can swallowing the pus drainage from gum abscess/cracked tooth abscess cause blood poisoning?

No: Swallowing the pus will not cause the infection to spread but if the infection is left untreated the bacteria can get into your bloodstream and cause more serious illness ...Read more

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What does having blood poisoning mean?

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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How do I know if I have blood poisoning?

How do I know if I have blood poisoning?

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

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Please tell me, could blood poisoning heal by itself?

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

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Could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes: Salmonella is an occasional cause of blood infections, more often in those with weaker immune systems, kids and the elderly. It is better known as a cause of bloody diarrhea and some strains cause typhoid fever. ...Read more

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What does blood poisoning on tattoos look like?

What does blood poisoning on tattoos look like?

If you become: Septic from a tatoo infection - you will be dealing with systemic symptoms ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of blood poisoning?

What are some ways to get rid of blood poisoning?

See a doctor: This will need to be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Do you always get a fever when you get blood poisoning?

Do you always get a fever when you get blood poisoning?

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

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What to do if I have blood poisoning from being cut with a nail?

What to do if I have blood poisoning from being cut with a nail?

Get seen right away: Get seen right away, get prompt treatment with antibiotics, enough IV fluids. This is something you should not ignore. ...Read more

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Come into contact with oozing a clear liquid even though it was dry. Could I get blood poisoning from that?

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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I was very sick fot 6 months cdeff all that time had blood poisoning 3 times bad enough to put me on life support I am needing to know the aftermath?

I was very sick fot 6 months cdeff all that time had blood poisoning 3 times bad enough to put me on life support I am needing to know the aftermath?

Depends: People who have had critical illness may take a very prolonged period of time to recover with persistent weakness, and other problems including difficulties with concentration, memory and anxiety. How long problems like this or other problems associated with critical illness lasts ca nvary depending on the specific events and the presence of any chronic diseases. Many will recover 100% though. ...Read more

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Is septicemia the same thing as "blood poisoning"?

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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Is it possible to get blood poisoning from a bullet?

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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Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

Can blood poisoning be caused by canned food?

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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Help plz! Can salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Help plz! Can salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes...: How was the diagnosis made? Yes it can cause septicemia but if you are doing fine and this was picked up on a stool culture and you are on the right antibiotic you will be ok. Discuss this matter with your physician. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Please tell me, could salmonella really cause blood poisoning?

Yes it can: 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

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I need to know if I have blood poisoning. I've got lesions, sores that look a lot like burns. Please help. I have had these nearly 15months?

I need to know if I have blood poisoning. I've got lesions, sores that look a lot like burns. Please help. I have had these nearly 15months?

Clarify: Not sure what you mean by blood poisoning. Typically, if your blood is poisoned then you would know about it right away, not after 15 months, but it depends. You really should get checked because the sores you are talking about sound pretty significant. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long before someone can get blood poisoning after dental work?

How long before someone can get blood poisoning after dental work?

Range: There is a whole range from 1/2 hour to weeks or even months (rarely). Fortunately, this is very rare.

There is a list of rare diseases that require antibiotics before dental work. You want to discuss your diseases with your dentist or an internal medicine doc. ...Read more

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If someone already had blood poisoning, what would happen if they got a tattoo?

If someone already had blood poisoning, what would happen if they got a tattoo?

Tattooed: They would have a tattoo, but that is all. The tattoo will fade with time and stretch out, and start to look ugly. They will regret getting the tattoo and attempt to have it removed. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
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Sepsis (Definition)

The body's abnormal response to severe infection. Sepsis symptoms include fever, rapid heart rate and rapid breathing, and bloodwork will reveal elevation of ...Read more