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Warning symptoms of infection


From Medicineworld.org: Warning symptoms of infection

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Infection is the most difficult problem that you may experience while taking chemotherapy. The following symptoms or signs may indicate that you may have an infection. Infection is especially dangerous when your white cell count is low. Your white cell count may be low when you are taking chemotherapy. If you experience any one of the following symptoms or signs you should call your doctor immediately.

  • Fever over 100 degree F or 38 degree C.
  • Chills, especially shaking chills.
  • Sweating.
  • Loose bowel movements.
  • Frequent urgency to urinate or a burning feeling when you urinate.
  • A severe cough or sore throat.
  • Unusual vaginal discharge or itching.
  • Redness, swelling, or tenderness, especially around a wound, sore, ostomy, pimple, rectal area or catheter site.
  • Sinus pain or pressure.
  • Earaches, headaches, or stiff neck.
  • Blisters on the lips or skin.
  • Mouth sores.


Did you know?
Infection is the most difficult problem that you may experience while taking chemotherapy. The following symptoms or signs may indicate that you may have an infection. Infection is especially dangerous when your white cell count is low. Your white cell count may be low when you are taking chemotherapy.

Medicineworld.org: Warning symptoms of infection

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