Infection of the blood: symptom, prevention, treatment
Infection of the blood more recently wascompletely deadly disease. Before the invention of antibiotics, a person who developed sepsis could save his life only by amputation of the affected limb (if he was "lucky" with such a location). Now the chances for survival in the appearance of sepsis in the patient are much greater, but they increase even more with the earliest possible diagnosis.
What causes sepsis?
Purulent microorganisms trapped in the blood,cause the formation of toxins that produce severe poisoning of the body, known as blood poisoning. A symptom (one of the first) is a fever, but it also affects many other diseases, which is why a correct diagnosis is often delayed. It has long been clear how to treat blood poisoning - antibiotics, but they are not too useful for the body, so it is better to avoid sepsis.
Better to warn than to cure
Accustoming parents to cleanliness,diligent treatment of even the smallest abrasions are directed, including, and to prevent such a danger, as the infection of blood. Symptom in the form of a frequent pulse in parallel with a high temperature should alert anyone who has recently been disturbed and not treated with the most careful way the skin of the skin. Even a minor scratch is necessary! And if the wound is deep enough, dirt particles, dust, small pebbles, animal hair have got into it - it is strongly recommended to consult a doctor. "Catch" sepsis can be and with careless sterilization of medical instruments in the case of surgery, but here we already have to believe in the conscientiousness of doctors. But the health of their own organs (both respiratory, genito-urinary, and digestive) depends only on you and will provide an additional guarantee against infection.
Symptoms of sepsis
Even after obtaining a very small wound is betterfollow her closely for a while to make sure that the infection of blood has not begun. Symptom - swelling around the damaged area, which is accompanied by a temperature and a strong palpitation, should make you immediately flee to the hospital. If all this is accompanied by hardening of the injury site, discoloration of the skin, rashes (perhaps even - all over the body), your suspicions can begin to grow into confidence. Most likely, negligence has led to trouble, and you have a blood poisoning. A symptom (one more), confirming it is swollen lymph nodes. However, the most frightening sign, if the wounds begin to disintegrate the crimson "snakes". This suggests that sepsis is no longer limited to trauma, it has begun to spread steadily throughout the body, and your life is already directly dependent on the experience and speed of medical action.
Treatment of sepsis
Now that you've read how to find out the infectionblood, you can talk about his treatment. First of all, we must remember that such a disaster is not treated at home, by artisanal or folk methods: only in the hospital, only by doctors. And only after the necessary tests, which will specify which bacteria caused sepsis. Based on the results of the studies, antibiotics are administered in large quantities, which are most effective against a particular pathogen. Often, a dropper is required. At the same time, the wound is thoroughly cleaned and necrotic tissues are removed (naturally, if there is free access to the wound). To increase the body's resistance, special nutrition, vitamins, and special serums are prescribed. And then - drugs that will lessen the harmful effects of antibiotics.
But it is better not to bring to such a size the possibledisaster. It is possible to wear antiseptic wet wipes in the bag to handle small scratches and abrasions. In case of more serious injuries, immediately contact the clinic.