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How do you prevent sepsis?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Wash your hands

Sepsis is not in itself "avoidable" - but you can ensure good general health by eating well, avoiding steroids, and washing your hands.
Keeping yourself from getting shot, stabbed or crushed is also a good idea, and keeping dirt out of your wounds is a bonus. If you are diabetic, take your Insulin or other medications and follow a sound diabetic diet.

In brief: Wash your hands

Sepsis is not in itself "avoidable" - but you can ensure good general health by eating well, avoiding steroids, and washing your hands.
Keeping yourself from getting shot, stabbed or crushed is also a good idea, and keeping dirt out of your wounds is a bonus. If you are diabetic, take your Insulin or other medications and follow a sound diabetic diet.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Michael Taylor
Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Wash your hands

Prevent sepsis by preventing infection--hand washing is the single best thing we can do to prevent infection.
Getting the flu vaccine is also important ( for more details, check out: http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.Htm ) as well as childhood vaccinations ( http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.Htm ). There's not enough space to discuss all prevention strategies.

In brief: Wash your hands

Prevent sepsis by preventing infection--hand washing is the single best thing we can do to prevent infection.
Getting the flu vaccine is also important ( for more details, check out: http://www.Cdc.Gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.Htm ) as well as childhood vaccinations ( http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/child-schedule.Htm ). There's not enough space to discuss all prevention strategies.
Dr. Michael Taylor
Dr. Michael Taylor
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