Common "Sepsis" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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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I have horizontal wisdom teeth. Should I worry 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 »

Dr. Alfiya K Jamal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

My father's fever persists despite medication. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My father is 71 years old. He had a fever for a week, and the temperature raised up to 104 during the night along with frequent urination. Two days ago, the fever came down to 98.4 for five hours but again increased to 102.3 despite taking the same antibiotics. He is taking tablet G...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your post and investigation (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your father has sepsis, and the antibiotics are inadequate because both Gudcef (Cefpodoxime) and Monocef (Ceftriaxone) belong to the same group and have the same mechanism of ...  Read Full »

My uncle had streptococcus-induced sepsis. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a thirty-year-old man looking for answers, and I want to know why my uncle's autopsy revealed sepsis, particularly streptococcus infection. Could you explain how sepsis develops during an autopsy, what complications may occur, and how the bacteria streptococcus may play a role in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body's response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. In the case of your uncle's condition, the autopsy revealed sepsis caused by a Streptococc...  Read Full »

How does monitoring procalcitonin levels help with sepsis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have heard about procalcitonin levels being associated with sepsis. Please provide personalized insights into how procalcitonin is related to sepsis, the normal levels, and how monitoring this biomarker is relevant for me based on my health history or specific concerns related to seps...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Here is some general information about procalcitonin and sepsis: Procalcitonin and Sepsis: Procalcitonin is a protein produced by the thyroid gland and the immune system in response to infection. In sepsis (a potent...  Read Full »

Can my 3-year-old will get sepsis again?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3-year-old son was diagnosed with sepsis with SIRS, three days back. But, now his WBC and C-reactive protein are within limits. Will he have sepsis again? He frequently gets wheezing and allergic cough. He is currently taking Amclav.  Read Full »

Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. Sepsis means infection in the blood. If the investigations like CBC (complete blood count), urine culture, blood culture, CRP (C-reactive protein) are normal, it means that the child has been treated for this infection. 2. Usually, this happens because of infe...  Read Full »

Why does my baby get fever every 10 days for two months?

Query: Hello doctor, My son 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 infection in the blood and Hb is low...  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 Amoxyclav...  Read Full »

My M2-PK is 150. Does it indicate cancer in me?

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 »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I have been suffering from recurrent UTIs, headaches, and stomach aches despite taking medications. Can it be due to sepsis?

Query: Hi doctor, I figured out I had a UTI. I took all my antibiotics, but I have a UTI again but with more symptoms. Like achy muscles, super sore. I am getting bruises and have a lot of exhaustion in my abdomen and back pain. It does smell like a UTI when I pee, but my pee is not dark or anything, and I...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have gastritis and other nonspecific symptoms. These symptoms are nonspecific and can be associated with any infection, like a viral infection or sometimes a urinary tract infection. So do not worry. Give a urine sample for testing and, if possible, give a compl...  Read Full »

My bedridden mother who has rapid progressive dementia suffers from sepsis affecting her kidney, UTI and infections in her mouth. What could be her life expectancy?

Query: Hi doctor,My mother has been suffering from Rapid progressive dementia since the end of last year. She is completely bedridden now. She shows hand movements and is conscious. She is suffering from three bed sores, of which one is critical stage 4. She has been suffering from sepsis infection, affect...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your first query consult is on us! She needs good nursing care. It is difficult to predict the life-expectancy. I hope this information will help you. Please revert in case of more queries. Thank you.  Read Full »

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