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What is sepsis?

hi igot bit by something around my ankle 3 days ago within a half hour the next day it started to get this dark red mark I went to my DR Friday he put me on antiobodics today it seems worst my dr said to watch for sepsises what is it and when should I go back to dr or er
Tue, 16 Sep 2014
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Hello, welcome to HCM,
Sepsis is a condition in which your body, inorder to fight an infection, starts an inflammatory response throughout your body. This body response can harm your other organs like kidneys etc.
Inorder to say if you have got sepsis, you must have 2 or 3 of the following symptoms
-Fever 101 F or more
-Heart rate greater than 90 a min
-Respiratory rate greater than 20 a min
-Probable infection

Please take your antibiotics, Always do a culture and sensitivity test before starting antibiotics.

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