THE SIGNS TO WATCH FOR

Daily Mail - - Good Health -

THE warn­ing signs in­clude a fever, chills and any or sev­eral of the fol­low­ing:

SLURRED speech. It may be dif­fi­cult to fol­low what some­one with sep­sis is say­ing. Peo­ple some­times mis­tak­enly think the pa­tient is drunk.

EX­TREME pain, nor­mally in the mus­cles and joints. ‘This will be more sig­nif­i­cant than a pain from aching limbs that might re­spond to ibupro­fen,’ says Dr Ron Daniels of the Sep­sis Trust.

PASS­ING no urine. You might no­tice they haven’t gone to the loo for an un­usu­ally long length of time, nor­mally 12 to 13 hours.

SE­VERE breath­less­ness or rapid breath­ing.

‘I FEEL as if I am go­ing to die.’ As Dr Daniels ex­plains: ‘It is as­ton­ish­ing how many peo­ple with sep­sis de­scribe feel­ing this sen­sa­tion.’

SKIN colour changes or a mot­tling of the skin.

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