Spot the signs of sep­sis

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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.

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