- Q Does sepsis run in families?
There are some people who seem to have a genetic tendency or higher risk for developing sepsis. This could possibly be due to a genetic disease such as diabetes, which weakens the immune system. The weakened immune system would make you more... Full Answer
- Q Does sepsis affect children differently than adults?
Children are more at risk for developing sepsis than healthy adults who are not elderly. This is because a child's immune system is generally weaker than an adult's. Young children, newborns especially, are one of the higher risk groups for... Full Answer
- Q Does candidiasis affect women differently than men?
Both men and women may get some kinds of candidiasis; in the mouth, for example, candidiasis is known as thrush. People being treated for cancer, obese people, and diabetics are all more likely to suffer from candidiasis regardless of sex. But... Full Answer
- Q How soon should I see my doctor if I have symptoms of sepsis?
You should contact your doctor immediately and get to the hospital if you think you have symptoms of sepsis, which include rapid heart rate, chills, weakness, rapid breathing, confusion, temperature change, and drop in blood pressure. Sepsis is a... Full Answer
- Q Are over-the-counter medications available for sepsis?
There are no over-the-counter medications that treat sepsis. Sepsis is too serious of a condition to be treated by these types of medicines. Sepsis needs immediate treatment, so over-the-counter drugs would not be appropriate for the seriousness of... Full Answer
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with a protozoan infection?
When caring for someone with a protozoan infection you should keep in mind he should contact his health provider as soon as possible. Infections usually require treatment with medication. The single-celled parasites that cause the condition can... Full Answer
- Q Can sepsis have any complications?
The most serious complication resulting from sepsis is organ damage and possibly tissue death. From the impaired blood flow throughout the body, blood clots could form in the organs and any limbs, leading to these two complications. Another... Full Answer
- Q Can a chronic yeast infection be prevented?
Certain measures can be taken to reduce the risk of getting chronic yeast infections. Some of these include wearing panties made only of cotton that do not fit too snugly, as well as avoiding tight pantyhose, skirts, and pants. You should stay... Full Answer
- Q How can I avoid getting another yeast infection?
To help prevent vaginal yeast infections, you can: Avoid douches Avoid scented hygiene products like bubble bath, sprays, pads, and tampons Change tampons and pads often during your period Avoid tight underwear or clothes made of synthetic fibers... Full Answer