Spot the signs of sepsis
Sepsis is a rare but serious complication of an infection that needs to be treated quickly. the initial signs following an infection, or injury, can include a high fever or low body temperature, chills and shivering, a fast heartbeat, fast breathing and a rash that doesn’t fade when you press it. If you’ve recently had an infection or injury and you have any of these symptoms seek medical advice quickly.
If left untreated this can turn into severe sepsis or septic shock, the symptoms of which include feeling dizzy or faint, severe muscle pain, severe breathlessness and cold, clammy or mottled skin.
Call 999 or go to A&e if you develop any of these symptoms.