Blood Poisoning

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Blood Poisoning


Blood poisoning (septicemia), is a serious secondary infection that develops when bacteria from a germ in your body goes out of control and travel in the bloodstream to other areas of the body.

What to look for

While you are recovering from surgery, an infection, or a wound, you may suffer from blood poisoning. 
These are the symptoms: 
If there is red lines extending out from a boil.
High fever and chills, rapid breathing, headache, and nausea
The infecting bacteria must be stopped
People who have just had surgery are the most at risk of developing blood poisoning.


The infection has become uncontrolled and vanished from the original wound area and entered the bloodstream. 
Fever and shock are brought on and your body’s natural defenses fighting it are stopping the blood flow to your body cells. There are other types of infections such as urinary tract infections, pneumonia and boils.

When to seek further professional advice

If you have symptoms similar to the ones above. 
Get medical help as soon as possible to stop the spread of infection.
If the boil becomes infected or if red lines extend from it, see your doctor.
And if you develop a mouth infection, get treatment from your dentist or referral to a specialist

Alternative/Natural Treatments

Natural remedies help with the recovery. Full hospital and medical care is needed

Herbal Therapies: Echinacea, Garlic: eat this for its antibacterial and antiviral action, or take garlic capsules
If you develop a boil place a warm-water compress on it for 20 to 30 minutes three or four times daily until it bursts. Apply compresses for three days so that the pus is completely out.

Traditional Treatment

If you think you have this disease or if your doctor thinks this is the case you will be hospitalized and
given tests to confirm this.

Oral and intravenous antibiotics are given to this type of infections. The patient needs full medical attention during the critical period.

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Author - Body and Mind

Published - 2013-01-18