Infection and poisoning treatment in Mysore

Severe infections, Shock, Polytrauma, Severe Poisoning

Infection and Poisoning Treatment in Mysore

These severe medical conditions require immediate and specialised care in an intensive care unit (ICU) or critical care setting. Patients with these conditions may have multiple organ failures and are at high risk of death. They require close monitoring and support of vital organ functions. Manipal Hospital Mysore is considered one of the best for treating these conditions.

Why is the Treatment Performed?

Patients with severe infections, shock, polytrauma, or severe poisoning require prompt and aggressive treatment to prevent further deterioration and death. Severe infections can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi and can affect various body parts such as the lungs, urinary tract, or bloodstream. Shock is a life-threatening condition in which the body is not getting enough blood flow to meet its needs, which requires proper care such as for severe bleeding, heart failure and many other conditions. The intensive care unit is equipped for negative pressure system to isolate patients with respiratory infections or, infection and poisioning treatment in Mysore. Polytrauma is a term used to describe multiple injuries to different parts of the body, such as fractures, head injuries, or internal organ injuries. Severe poisoning can be caused by ingesting or inhaling toxic substances and can cause damage to various organs such as the liver, kidneys, or brain.


  • Patients are usually stabilised and transported to the ICU/critical care unit for further management.

  • Patients will be assessed for any allergies and medical history.

  • Patients will undergo a physical examination, and vital signs will be taken.

  • Patients will be given oxygen and other supportive measures to maintain vital organ function.

  • Patients will undergo diagnostic tests such as blood tests, imaging, or cultures to determine the cause of the illness.


Treatment of severe infections are following:

  • Antibiotics are the primary treatment for severe infections. The type and duration of antibiotics will depend on the specific type of infection, such as bacterial, viral, or fungal.

  • Intravenous (IV) antibiotics will be given to the patient through a vein in the arm or hand, allowing the antibiotic to reach the bloodstream quickly and effectively.

  • In cases of severe or systemic infections, such as sepsis or meningitis, multiple antibiotics may be given simultaneously to cover a wide range of potential causative organisms.

  • In some cases, the infection may be localised to a specific body area, such as the lungs or urinary tract. In these cases, antibiotics may be given directly to the infected area through a catheter or other device.

  • In some cases, surgery may be needed to remove infected tissue, such as an appendectomy for appendicitis or a lung abscess.

Treatment of Shock

  • Shock is a life-threatening condition that requires immediate treatment to restore blood flow and oxygen to the body's organs.

  • The first step in treating shock is stabilising the patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure and heart rate. This may be done with fluids and blood products, such as saline or blood transfusions.

  • In cases of severe bleeding, surgery may be needed to stop the bleeding and repair any injuries.

  • Medications may be given to improve heart function and increase blood flow. These may include vasopressors, which narrow the blood vessels to increase blood pressure, or inotropes, which increase the force of the heart's contractions.

  • Oxygen therapy may be given to increase the oxygen levels in the blood.

Treatment of Polytrauma

  • Polytrauma refers to multiple injuries to different parts of the body, such as fractures, head injuries, or internal organ injuries.

  • Treatment will depend on the specific injuries but may include surgery, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.

  • Surgery may be needed to repair broken bones, remove debris from the wound or repair internal organ damage.

  • Pain medication, such as opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), will be given to manage pain and inflammation.

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation will help the patient regain strength, mobility, and function.

Treatment of Severe Poisoning

  • Treatment of severe poisoning will depend on the specific type of poison and the symptoms the patient is experiencing.

  • Medications may be given to counteract the effects of the poison, such as activated charcoal to absorb toxins in the stomach or naloxone to reverse the effects of opioids.

  • In some cases, dialysis may be needed to remove toxins from the bloodstream.

  • Oxygen therapy may be given to increase the oxygen levels in the blood.

  • IV fluids will help flush out toxins from the body and prevent dehydration.

  • It is important to note that in all these cases, patients will be closely monitored for any changes in their condition and vital signs, with adjustments to treatment plans as needed.

After Procedure

  • Patients will be closely monitored for any complications or changes in condition.

  • Patients will continue to receive medications, oxygen, and other supportive measures as needed.

  • Patients will undergo physical therapy and rehabilitation as appropriate.

  • Patients will be given instructions for follow-up care and monitoring.

  • At Manipal hospitals, patients will be discharged from the hospital once they are declared stable by a general physician or an intensivist doctor in Mysore and can be safely cared for at home or in a rehabilitation facility.

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