Treatment for Septicemia

In most of the cases of Septicemia, the treatment will include hospitalization along with the administration of appropriate intravenous antibiotics. The use of antibiotics is usually done to treat Septicemia by combining two to three antibiotics together. The patient would also be treated through organ system support as well as other major therapeutic interventions. In some cases, the treatment of Septicemia will also include surgery to completely remove or drain the source of the infection itself.

As part of the treatment of Septicemia, the doctor may even put the individual on respiratory support which could be in the form of a ventilator or even the use of a hemodialysis.

Septicemia or blood poisoning can also have preventive treatment in the form of maintaining high levels of hygiene, washing your hands while dealing with wounds and even vaccinations. Additionally, if an infection of a wound occurs then the person should immediately be treated so as to prevent the infection from spreading into the blood.

The internal medication that forms part of the treatments of Septicemia will depend upon the stage of Septicemia the person is at. The medications could wary from:

  • Saturated solution of sodium sulphite in case the infected individual has signs such as a pallid and heavily leaded tongue to,
  • The administration of hydrastis and potassium chlorate if the person's tongue is a dirty yellow accompanied by bad breath or even foul secretions.
The blood clotting or bleeding that is observed in individual's suffering from Septicemia may be treated by platelet transfusions or even blood transfusions which help in normalizing the levels of blood so that internal bleeding is prevented.

One of the vaccinations that are known to be beneficial in preventing the viruses that causes Septicemia is Haemophilus Influenza B vaccinations. However, one should still watch out for the symptoms of Septicemia as if left unattended they could aggravate and result in the development of a serious medical condition, shock and even death.

Some of the complications of Septicemia if not treated in time, include adrenal collapse, bleeding disorders, irreversible shock, distress syndrome and even the complete failure of the adrenal gland.