Sepsis. The signs to look out for….
If any child or adult who has had any infection – even a mild cold – develops one or more of the following symptoms, call 999 immediately and say you think they have Sepsis
- Abnormally cold to touch
- Breathing rapidly/stuggling to breath
- Very lethargic/difficult to rouse
- No urine ( or wet nappy) for more than 12 hours
- Skin mottled, bluish or extremely pale
Remember: Sepsis can begin under the cover of any infection, such as flue, a tummy bug, a chest inspection, or even a sore throat. If sepsis is suspected by doctors, treatment with antibiotics can being as soon as possible- ideally within an hour of diagnosis- even before blood tests are given.
More information from: sepsistrust.org