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Can I reduce my chance of sepsis if I wash my hands thoroughly?
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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Just yes. You can.

In brief: Yes
Just yes. You can.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Well maybe
Hand washing may decrease your risk of getting infections like the flu.
In some cases the flu can lead to secondary infections like pneumonia that are associated with sepsis. So hygiene is always a good thing. Most cases of sepsis are caused by other problems, pneumonia from aspiration of germs in the mouth, belly diseases such a gall bladder disease, etc. Often in those with chronic diseases.

In brief: Well maybe
Hand washing may decrease your risk of getting infections like the flu.
In some cases the flu can lead to secondary infections like pneumonia that are associated with sepsis. So hygiene is always a good thing. Most cases of sepsis are caused by other problems, pneumonia from aspiration of germs in the mouth, belly diseases such a gall bladder disease, etc. Often in those with chronic diseases.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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