There are three stages of sepsis: sepsis, severe sepsis
, and septic shock
. Sepsis can happen while you’re still in the hospital recovering from a procedure, but this isn’t always the case. It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you have any of the below symptoms. The earlier you seek treatment, the greater your chances of survival.
Symptoms of sepsis include:
above 101ºF or a temperature below 96.8ºFheart rate
higher than 90 beats per minute
breathing rate higher than 20 breaths per minute
probable or confirmed infection
You must have two of these symptoms before a doctor can diagnose sepsis.
Severe sepsis occurs when there’s organ failure. You must have one or more of the following signs to be diagnosed with severe sepsis:
patches of discolored skin
changes in mental ability
low platelet (blood clotting cells) count
abnormal heart functionschills
due to fall in body temperature
Symptoms of septic shock include the symptoms of severe sepsis, plus a very low blood pressure.
if you dont have such sypmtoms still for your satisfaction get your blood c/s done if there is severe infection. infect abccess is a form of infection n you should be using antiboitic cover for it so get your self checked by a doctor to examine your wound.