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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Why is my baby having fever every 10 days for the last 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 »

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 »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 you...  Read Full »

Can my 3 year old son lead a normal life after sepsis?

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 »

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 »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 1. Sepsis means systemic infection of body in babies. 2. 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.   Read Full »

What is the reason for fever during the recovery phase of dengue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 5 year old son, who is 16.5 kg. He is suffering from dengue since one week, and his platelets count dropped to 62,000. The platelet count increased to 83,000, but the next day, he got a fever of 99.9 F. Why is he getting fever during the recovery phase of dengue? Please advice...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The cause of fever could be low-grade SIRS (systemic inflammatory response syndrome) in the recovery phase of dengue. Usually, fever lasts for 7 to 8 days, and the platelet starts to rise after day five. There are other causes as well, for example, co-infection o...  Read Full »

What is the cause for reduced TLC and WBC after postpartum sepsis infection?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister in law's TLC are going down continuously from 16 to 10 and WBC count from 8500 to 2330. She was admitted to the hospital for a kidney issue. What tests should be done to know the exact cause of WBC going down? WBC count are continuously decreasing after post-partum sepsis and...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about the ill-health of your sister in law. In the attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), total count, and absolute neutrophils are low suggestive of bone marrow suppression. You have mentioned in the history tha...  Read Full »

What are the signs, causes, and treatment of sepsis?

Query: Hello doctor,I have heard about sepsis and its potentially life-threatening nature. Can you explain what sepsis is, its causes, and how it develops in the body? What are the common signs and symptoms of sepsis that I should be aware of? When should I seek immediate medical attention if I suspect sep...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the body responds to infection and damages its own tissues and organs. It is a medical emergency situation that requires immediate treatment. Sepsis can be caused by any type of infection, but it is most common in...  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 »

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 »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

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 »

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