How common is septicemia as complication for a bacterial infection?

Depends. What bacteria, what type of infection, in whom? Septicemia means bacteria multiplying in the bloodstream. It can potentially occur in almost any form of bacterial infection but is not easily predictable.

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How common are secondary bacterial infections or sepsis with a mono infection?

Not quantified. Secondary bacterial infections are common enough to make most of the lists of complications of ebv that leads to infectious mononucleosis, but i could not find that a case rate had been published at this time (i.e. A percentage of cases that develop secondary infections). The illness does cause relative immune compromise through splenic inflammation and neutropenia in some cases. Read more...

I have a bacterial infection, can this become blood poisoning?

Yes. Depending where the bacterial infection originates and if allowed to go unchecked --> it can spread to the local tissue, into the blood and even into the bone. You should get a physician evaluate your infection if you are concerned. Read more...
Yes. Most bacterial infections don't cause sepsis, but untreated, ignored, or especially potent infections can lead to sepsis, severe sepsis, or septic shock and death. Treat infections seriously. Read more...

Can good hygiene prevent the possibility of bacterial infection and sepsis?

Risk reduction. You reduce your risk of infection, and thus for complications for infection, by practicing good hand hygiene, getting vaccinated, eating well, and avoiding excess alcohol and smoking anything at all. It is never possible to prevent (absolutely) the possibility of severe infection. Read more...
Sepsis. Maintaining good hygiene will certainly help prevent infection and sepsis - but it is not the only factor for developing sepsis. Read more...

Can antiviral medications increase the chance of secondary bacterial infections and sepsis?

No. Unless you have a rare side effect and have suppression of your bone marrow and can not generate enough infection fighting cells. Read more...
Yes and no. Viral infection can exhaust your immune system and make you more susceptible to bacterial infections including sepsis. It is not the medications usually. Read more...

What are the complications of Bacterial infections?

Depends on location. Bacterial infections may have local complications such as abscess formation and extension of the infection to adjacent structures. They also can cause systemic infection with involvement of other organs. Different complications depend on the location of the infection. These infections should be treated with antibiotics as soon as possible. Sometime surgical drainage is required. Read more...

What are common bacterial infections in newborns?

See below. Streptococcus agalactiae, aka, group b strep., escherichia coli, and staphylococcus aureus are major culprits. They are responsible for neonatal sepsis (blood poisoning), meningitis, pneumonia, uti, and bone and joint infection. Read more...