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How did i manage to fight off blood poisoning twice without any medical intervention?
Some of you may remember my previous question about the red streak up my arm coming from a cut on my hand. Well practically everybody said it was blood poisoning....so if it was, how come nothing came of it? Is my immune systen really that good? Or is it something in my blood that did it??? I am intrigued!!
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wrestlingfan420 answers:

I do remember and I stick by my original assessment that it was indeed blood poisoning! I have had it before a few times so I can safely make this assertion based upon what you described in your previous question. As far as why you didn't need mediacl care for it, I guess I don't know that for sure. Maybe you just have a good immune system. It is kind of the same way that a common cold doesn't really affect someone and someone else with the same cold might need a few days off of work to recover. Everybody is different and I am sure there were many determining factors as to why you fought it off on your own. Unfortunately, I am not qualified enough to speculate upon those factors.

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high1971 answers:

believe it or not depending on the blood poisoning there are a few vegatables and fruit can that help fight the poisoning just like they have been proved to fight cancer

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KentPDG answers:

I suspect that confirms my earlier estimation that you had a lymphatic inflammation, not toxemia (blood poisoning). The lymphatic system is a source of disease-fighting mechanisms. Your body is obviously strong enough that it conquered the invasion on its own (which, in fact, generally happens; that's how humans survived for millenia, before synthetic antibiotics).

Don't try to convince yourself that it wasn't serious. Any spreading inflammation is serious, and should receive medical attention. Lacking that, there are two possible outcomes: you recover unassisted, or you die. Generally speaking, recovery is preferred over dying. Medical assistance can help increase the odds of recovery, and diminish the odds of premature death.

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robinsamuels answers:

I'm with Kent, don't assume it wasn't serious.

I know they say that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger (it must be true, Angelina Jolie's got it written somewhere on her!), but that's not strictly true. An infection can weaken organs, leading to an increased risk of other problems.

While your immune system may well be up for the fight next time this happens, after all that's the basis behind immunisation, secondary damage may have occurred. There doesn't seem to be much urgency at the moment, but I'd still speak to my GP if I were you.

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