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The number ten killer of killer in women is blood poisoning, otherwise known as septicemia or sepsis.
Septicemia occurs when bacteria or toxins get into the blood stream. Sometimes this occurs during surgeries or it can happen when you break your nail way into the quick. If bacteria are able to get into your blood stream and reproduce, they then have a body-highway of vessels to travel and infect.
Most of the time these infections aren’t preventable, but there are ways to protect yourself from illnesses that weaken your immune system, which then leave your body open for a slew of more deadly infections.
*If you have a serious infection, of any kind, seek medical attention. Signs of infection include swelling and warmth around the area, irritation, pain and redness.
*Wash your hands. Kill the bacteria before they have a chance to get into your system!
*Get vaccinated. Ask your physician if you’re missing any shots, and be a big girl and get them if you haven’t! Keep your tetanus shot up to date, too!
*Change your tampon every six hours and don’t use “Super” absorbency tampons.
*Urinate after sexual intercourse – it will “rinse” bacteria from your urethra. After urinating, wipe from front to back.
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