WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?
A child may have sepsis if he or she:
- is breathing very fast
- Has a 'fit' or convulsion
- Looks mottled, bluish or pale
- Has a rash that does not fade when you press it
- Is very lethargic or difficult to wake
- Feels abnormally cold to touch
An adult may have sepsis if they show any of these signs:
Slurred speech or confusion
Extreme shivering or muscle pain
Passing no urine (in a day)
It feels like you're going to die
Skin mottled or discoloured
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT SEPSIS:
Call 111 or contact your GP if you're worried about an infection.
Call 999 or visit A&E if someone has one of the sepsis symptoms.
JUST ASK "COULD IT BE SEPSIS?"