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bacterial infection

Infections
November 13, 2017

What exactly is sepsis?

Sepsis sounds dangerous – and it is. It’s another word for blood poisoning, when our bodies react to a severe infection. We look at this condition, its symptoms and how to treat it. What is sepsis? Not all cuts, scrapes or minor infections need medical attention. But sometimes, a seemingly small infection can be deadly when it spreads to the blood and organs. When your blood reaches a certain level of infection, doctors refer to this as sepsis. Sepsis is also known as septicaemia or blood poisoning. This doesn't mean you were poisoned - rather, it's a serious reaction to…
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Medication & Treatment
August 19, 2016

All about antibiotics

This week I have been inundated with patients suffering from flu-like symptoms, and all wanting antibiotics to get them better quickly!! Unfortunately, most of the time their symptoms are due to viral infections and I've sent them off to the pharmacy with a battery of medications, but no antibiotics. "How can you be so cruel?", I hear you ask. Well let’s take a closer look at antibiotics before you judge me!  (more…)
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