Home Health Sepsis symptoms: What are the symptoms of sepsis?

Sepsis symptoms: What are the symptoms of sepsis?

Sepsis symptoms: What are the symptoms of sepsis? 1

One trigger of the condition is septicaemia, when bacteria enters the bloodstream and causes blood poisoning.

According to the NHS, sepsis presents with the following symptoms in adults:

– Confusion, slurred speech or not making sense

– Blue, pale or blotchy skin, lips or tongue

– A rash which does not fade when pressed on

– Breathlessness, breathing very fast or general breathing difficulty

In babies, parents may notice these additional symptoms:

– A weak, high-pitched cry that’s not like their normal cry

– Not responding as they usually would, no interest in feeding or other activities

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– Sleepier than normal or difficult to wake

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