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Sepsis symptoms

What are the symptoms of Sepsis? Dad's feet and hand appear swollen on one day and normal the next day. Appears green (dark colored) on certain days. all the other symptoms that i read up on google he appears to have except that he isn't running temperature. Should i get any tests done to be sure?

Some of you may remember he did have occurrences of UTI and his tummy still looks swollen on some days. Dizziness and agitation happens on all days - no exceptions. Double incontinence, cannot sit, stand on his own, needs assistance from 2 others as he could fall to any side, has swallowing issues - still eats little orally.

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Hello Jill. How have you been?

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My guy's circulation made his feet often appear rather frighteningly dark and sometimes swollen. We were told that PSP affected the nervous system in such a way that the commands to operate the blood flow were failing to get through. Or something like that. I had a lovely aide who massaged his feet and lower legs every morning, and that helped a lot.

I think if you were seeing sepsis it wouldn't come and go and there would be signs of the skin breaking down.

That said, PSP also affects the body's ability to regulate temperature in such a way that infections often don't have the accompanying temperature spikes that you'd expect.

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Thanks a lot. Only thing is I m not sure if differences in the Indian skin is easy to spot. I can't find anything different. Will keep watching.

I try to massage every now and then. But it appears to be painful so I stop. Same was the case with physio.. so no expert help either.

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Sorry V have no experience of these things (yet!) but Ben's feet are often a purple colour as if the blood flow isn't good.

Love Kate xx

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Thanks Kate. How's Ben doing these days?

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Sepsis is a very dangerous condition. Don't mess about by asking non professionals i.e. with the best will in the world, they may or may not know. 'Phone' 101, see or get a dr. Sepsis can spread very quickly and untreated can attack limbs etc Don't delay

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Normally they have a fever of 101 plus , sepsis can be fatal always better to have him checked out by a Doctor.

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