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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...

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...

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...

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...