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Can good bacteria become septic?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The difference between "good" and "bad" bacteria is those which are normally with us and don't cause us problems vs those that normally cause us problems.
However, no bacteria are ever normally in our bloodstream. As a result, if some of our "good" bacteria from our gut were to enter our bloodstream, we could become septic and very sick.

In brief: Yes
The difference between "good" and "bad" bacteria is those which are normally with us and don't cause us problems vs those that normally cause us problems.
However, no bacteria are ever normally in our bloodstream. As a result, if some of our "good" bacteria from our gut were to enter our bloodstream, we could become septic and very sick.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
In reality there are no good or bad bacteria, just bacteria.
Similarly there is no good or bad electricity. Some times electricity powers your computer other times it electrocutes you dead, sort of depends on what's happening. Bacteria is the same way.

In brief: Yes
In reality there are no good or bad bacteria, just bacteria.
Similarly there is no good or bad electricity. Some times electricity powers your computer other times it electrocutes you dead, sort of depends on what's happening. Bacteria is the same way.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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