Sepsis is a fatal disease that occurs due to the response of the body's immune system to an infection. It involves three stages, namely sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock. Infections of the bloodstream, kidney, abdomen, and pneumonia are the most common causes of sepsis. Intravenous antibiotics, corticosteroids, insulin, vasoactive medicines, and painkillers help in treating sepsis.
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What is the cause of my 6-month-old baby's persistent fever with high CRP and WBC?
Query: Hi doctor, My 6-month-old baby had a fever on the 3rd of this month, i.e., 27 days back. The CBC showed WBC was 23000, and then we admitted the baby to the hospital. As there was no fever, the baby was discharged after 7 days. As she got fever again, we went to another doctor. He started antibioti... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail. The child had a fever with high CRP and TLC, Hb low and decreased oral intake (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This clearly indicates that the child had sepsis. Antibiotics were given intravenously and supportive treat... Read Full »
My 2 month old baby is crying a lot. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, My 2 months old baby is crying a lot. She is crying most of the day and is refusing mother's milk. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. 1.If a 2 month old child is crying, then it could be due to pain in the abdomen due to colic. 2. I suggest you start Colicaid drops (Dil oil, Fennel oil, and Simethicone), four drops thrice a day for three days. 3. If the child is not ta... Read Full »
My wisdom teeth are growing horizontally, and I have jaw pain and swollen gums. Should I be concerned about sepsis?
Query: Hello doctor, My wisdom teeth are growing horizontally. I got an X-ray a year ago. One of my teeth has broken, and my gums are swollen and painful. I have jaw pain and a swollen lymph node on the same side. I have pain while swallowing food. I think I have a wisdom tooth infection, and I am worried ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a horizontally impacted and partially erupted tooth, so the eruption force will spread to the adjacent tooth and the nerves and bones below it. Your jaw pain will radiate to the ears and head. Do not be scared. I am just explaining the seriousness of your case... Read Full »
What is the main reason for sepsis in a newborn?
Query: Hello doctor, What is the main reason for sepsis to occur in a newborn? Will parents be the reason? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sepsis means systemic infection of body in babies. There are many causes like meconium aspiration during delivery, infection from the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) where the baby is kept, infection from any person who handles the baby, etc. For further inf... Read Full »
How could septic shock result from staph infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a staph infection and I took antibiotics a month ago. I had been in the sun a lot recently and I am feeling symptoms of heat exhaustion, but I am worried that the staph infection is causing septic shock? Is this a possibility? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from a feeling of heat exhaustion as you were more exposed to the sunlight and worried about Staph infection that may cause septic shock. You had a staph infection one month back and yo... Read Full »
My M2-PK level is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, My M2-PK is 150. Does it mean that I have cancer? There was no pain, just a regular checkup. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinic.com. No, it does not imply cancer alone. Many healthy people, as well as patients with other non-cancerous diseases like rheumatic diseases, diabetic nephropathy, chronic heart diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, sepsis, may have elevated levels. So there ... Read Full »
Are mesenteric vascular thrombosis, septic shock, and ARF complications of diabetes?
Query: Hi doctor, I have diabetes mellitus with a myeloproliferative disorder, massive upper gastrointestinal bleeding, mesenteric vascular thrombosis, and septic shock with ARF. How do I get this? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The main cause of your problem is diabetes mellitus. Diabetes is a prothrombotic condition creating a clot that blocks the mesenteric veins draining the intestine. Blockage of these vital veins causes decreased blood flow to the intestines causing ischemia and infarctio... Read Full »
Does temporary dialysis prevent creatinine levels from increasing?
Query: Hi doctor,My 66 year old father suddenly got a high fever and in few days we discovered he has a urinary tract infection. He is a diabetic and on insulin. He is a very disciplined person when it comes to his health. He checked his creatinine levels early this year and it was in the normal range. Af... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your father. He is presently having a severe infection (sepsis) due to the urinary tract infection. There is an acid accumulation in the blood due to the infection. There is worsening of renal function as a result of stress to the body due to t... Read Full »
Do I need further treatment for my septic joint?
Query: Hi doctor, Before 10 days, I got a cut on my knee. Two days later, I swam in the contaminated water. Then, I realized that my knee was extremely red, inflamed, tender and spreading outward from the site of the cut (first image). I cleaned the wound with alcohol and did not seek treatment. The follow... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Although it is still not clear how the wound happened, did you brush against something while swimming or was it some insect bite? Secondly, as you mentioned fresh wat... Read Full »
Why is my baby having fever every 10 days for the last two months?
Query: Hello doctor, My son (aged 8 months, weighing 8.5 kg) is suffering from fever frequently once in 10 days for last two months. We have got urine (culture and routine) and blood tests (CBC, CRP, IgE total) done for my son. The urine report is normal. However, as per the blood report, there is some inf... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the blood investigations, you have shared (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it suggests that there is some bacterial infection in the blood. I suggest you start a course of antibiotics for your child at least for five days, preferably Amoxycla... Read Full »