What is Sepsis?
Sepsis is a rare but serious
Infections sometimes lead to germs entering the bloodstream, which is known as sepsis. The body’s response to this can make you - or someone you are caring for - look or feel very poorly. Sepsis is sometimes referred to by health professionals as septicaemia or blood poisoning.
Often it will start from a urine, chest or skin infection, but any infection can lead on to sepsis.
Some people are more likely to get sepsis than others, for example the very young or old, diabetics or other long term medical conditions, those with a poor immune system or women who are pregnant or have just given birth.
The majority of infections do not go on to produce sepsis, but if you are worried, please contact the surgery on 01582 767444 option 1 or dial 111.
If you are very concerned that you or the adult or child you are caring for needs urgent attention, dial 999 for an ambulance or attend a hospital Emergency Department without delay.