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Sepsis

Sepsis is a rare, but very serious complication from infection. If your child is ill with an infection, keep an eye on them.

Go straight to A&E or call 999 if your child has any of these symptoms:

  • looks mottled, bluish or pale
  • is very lethargic or difficult to wake
  • feels abnormally cold to touch
  • is breathing very fast
  • has a rash that does not fade when you press it
  • has a fit or convulsion

What you can do to help

Become familiar with the symptoms of sepsis so you can spot it quickly.

Who can help?

If you’re worried about your child, a health professional in our team will be able to offer advice and support. You can Call Us on 0300 029 50 50 or Text Us on 07520 649887 to start a conversation. **Monday to Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm excluding bank holidays**

Sepsis can develop quickly. Even if your child has been seen by a health professional and sent home, keep an eye on them. If you are worried they are getting worse or seem sicker than you would expect, act quickly. Speak to a health professional and ask, "Could this sepsis?"

If you are not sure whether your child is seriously unwell, call 111 or your GP for advice

Remember that you know your child best: if you think your child is seriously unwell and may have sepsis, act fast.

Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E department.

Need More Information?

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/sepsis/

 

 


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