Mom Saves Son’s Life After Recognizing Sepsis Symptoms

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More than a million Americans end up in hospitals every year due to sepsis. It is still one of the top ten causes of death in the United States. Can you spot the early warning signs? No? Continue reading.

Sepsis: It’s a faulty immune reaction to an injury or disease. Instead of healing the wound, the chemicals your body releases cause inflammation.

There are 3 distinct phases to the progression of sepsis:


When the infection gets into the bloodstream, it sets off an inflammatory response all over the body.

Severe sepsis

Organs are affected by the infection.

Septic shock

Hypotension causes respiratory failure, heart failure, stroke, organ failure, and ultimately death.

Anyone can get sepsis, but pregnant women, the elderly, children, and people with compromised immune systems are particularly at risk. Sepsis is typically contracted by patients undergoing treatment for another illness in a hospital setting. This happens when the body’s defenses are weak and infections can easily get in.


British mother spots early symptoms in her kid

While at the zoo, this mother’s son slipped and cut himself, but after she disinfected the cut, he was feeling fine again. Fortunately, the infection had cleared up by the time the family reached the beach. She was taken aback when the child extended his hand to her. His vein was a bright red line, and his elbow was similarly discolored.

The emergency room doctor recognized the problem as blood poisoning. The mother was correct in her diagnosis and treatment. Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that requires prompt medical attention.

So, if you see a red line emanating from a wound and following the veins in the area, you should see a doctor. You can save someone’s life!


Common symptoms of sepsis

  • Early symptoms of sepsis can include:

High fever (Above 101ºF/38ºC)
Low temperature (below 96.8ºF/36ºC)
High heart rate (higher than 90 beats/ 1 min)
High breathing rate (higher than 20 breaths/ 1 min)

  • The following are symptoms of severe sepsis

discolored skin patches
decreased urination
cognition issues
low platelet count
breathing difficulty
abnormal heart function
shivering, chills
extreme fatigue

  • Septic shock is characterized by extremely low blood pressure and the symptoms listed above.

You can die from sepsis. Simple as that. Focus on getting better from your wounds. Call your doctor immediately if you see a red line and experience any of the symptoms we discussed here.

You shouldn’t ignore sepsis and should seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you have it. It will not vanish overnight. Keep in mind that. Please forward this information to anyone you think might find it useful.

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