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What Does Blood Poisoning Look Like On The Skin
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
Does drawing on your wrist with sharpie/pen increase skin cancer risk or give you blood poisoning?
No data: There is nothing in the literature to suggest this ...Read more
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
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
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
Yes: Many people refer to sepsis as "blood poisoning". It means that bacteria and/or fungi have invaded the blood stream allowing them to travel to many internal organs like the heart or the brain. If untreated a person with this condition may go into septic shock. Antibiotic treatment is needed to treat this condition along with careful monitoring in the hospital. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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