FAQ - Shock
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How many times can you suffer from septic shock?


I was recently hospitalized with septic shock due to a bladder infection. How many times can this occur?
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Septic shock occurs due to either the bacteria producing a toxin that causes shock (such as staph toxic shock syndrome toxin 1) or a component called LPS on the cell wall of gram negative bacteria.

The body can produce antibodies against the toxins, but not against LPS. There fore sepsis can occure several times.  (+ info)

How long does it take to get over the shock of a parent dying?


My father passed away on Sept. 21, 2007 from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed with stage 4 on Aug. 8th. He lived only 6 weeks. I continue to look at his obituary and it is unbelievable to me that he is gone forever. It all happened so fast. I keep expecting him to walk through the door any minute. How long does it take for the realization that he is gone forever to set in? Or will it always be like a shock to me? I am missing him so much.
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I truly am so sorry for your loss.
It will take a long time, as I am still missing my mother and its been over 2 years. Every time I am alone and just drift off in memory. Sometimes I can still hear her talking to me.
This site has helped me. I made a tribute to her that will last. Just putting all of it down relieved a little of the hurt.
Please take care of yourself, you know that your dad is watching over you now.
God Bless  (+ info)

What damage to a fetus in early pregnancy can be done from a cell phone battery shock?


I am in early pregnancy and have a very old cell phone. The battery sometimes falls out and gives me a slight electric shock. Can this do any harm to a fetus?
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i dont think the voltage is large enough, but how about getting a new phone? You may want a reliable cell phone while you are pregnant.  (+ info)

How is Toxic Shock exactly caused from tampon use?


I understand the risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) is related to tampon use, but I don't understand exactly what causes it. Is it caused when there is a dry tampon for nothing to absorb being in you for too long, or when a full tampon is not taken out in time?

So, ladies, if anyone has the answer, I would love to know.
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Its the cotton material that can be in your body for longer than 8 hours  (+ info)

What is toxic shock syndrome a result of?


I'm in a argument with my sister and cousin. My cousins says toxic shock is a result of the blood. My sister says it comes from the fibers in the tampon.Who's right?
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It comes from Bacteria that start to develop in the blood if it doesn't leave the body like it's supposed to. Basically if you leave a tampon in for too long the blood and dead tissue sit there and start to develop bacteria. The bacteria causes the toxic schock syndrom.  (+ info)

what does keeping someone warm to do to help treat shock?


I've been looking on a lot of websites, but all they have is shock symptoms and treatments, but not why you do it.
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people who are in shock tend to shiver, keeping them warm is a comfort measure. shivering can make your body feel cold. search websites for pathological response to shivering from shock or fever. try the merck manual site, it gives basic answers and resources for more involved answers.  (+ info)

Can doctors in the ER confuse a death of being septic shock from overdose?


Don't know all the systems but doctor in the ER pronounced my ex husband with dying from septic shock. Or could it have been from an overdose from to many pills and booze.
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Did the emergency Dr. do a gastric lavage or ordered a toxicology panel and there were no medications found would rule out an overdose. If he presented with a high fever with low bloodpressure and abnormal blood work that would indicate sepsis  (+ info)

What are some good activities to do to cope with reverse culture shock?


I just got back from Costa Rica after 3 and a half months. I studied Spanish at a small institute there. I am now back in the states and am deling with reverse culture shock. Everything seems strange. I don't want to hang out with anyone and yet I don't want to feel lonely...it's weird. Does anyone have a similar experience or have any ideas as to how to cope with this? Thanks so much.
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I was in Lebanon (middle east) for 8 months. Its like adjusting to sleeping you will get use to it. It will take maybe less than a week depends how much you go out. And you have to go out of your house so you can re adapt.  (+ info)

What can happen if a person who has had electrical burn or shock goes untreated?


My friend in another town was just shock by a wire that had 500+ volts, not sure the exact amount but it's way over the mark where you can ignore it. He has slurred speech and his heart rate it really fast but he absolutely refuses to go to the ER. If this goes untreated what can happen to him? I know it sounds dumb to have posted this question but he and the people w/ him refuse to take him to the hospital if he doesn't want to go, will he be okay?
They're working around the house they live at and they didn't think letting him drink and work w/ electricity would be a problem. I know, I know, it's all very ridiculous I'm just praying that he's okay, or will be okay in time. Someone called and told me that he's kind of jerking a little bit. This is so frustrating, Thank you so much for the answers so far!
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Depending where the current entered and exited his body - cooked internal organs - as well as cooked skin at the exit site. The heart beat is probably the most serious. You heart is run on electrical impulse - get that off kilter and it could be fatal. He is being very foolish. What the heck was he doing with that level of power - and was it a work related accident - or did he get in power lines while trying to break in somewhere - just looking for a reson why he won't go..  (+ info)

How not being shock cut from long to short hair?


I don't like have a long hair and I'm tired of having a long hair because I didn't cut my hair to shoulder-length for four years. I want to change it but I don't want to be big shock and how many months cut my hair many inches I can cut my hair to shoulder-length without being shock?
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everyone goes through shock, but after 2-3 days, you are used to it. If you feel insecure, you can use extensions.  (+ info)

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