A STUNNED woman documented how a killer infection spread throughout her body.
It started as “harmless” looking spots that were dotted all over her torso and limbs – before she realised it was sepsis.
女人, known as Kiayia on Instagram, shared what happened to her on TikTok as a warning to others.
她说: “Sepsis doesn’t just start as blue rashes. Watch my sepsis riddle my body.”
She first had large flat spots on her legs and chest, which she tried to soothe with cream.
Then she shared pictures of her sore looking legs, clearly lying down in a hospital bed, covered in dressings.
Her skin looks red and inflamed as she describes it as “my whole body burnt inside and out”.
这 TikToker then described how she began to turn blue and purple all over, as the infection took hold.
Her lips and tongue started to swell, which she also documented in a number of horrifying photos.
她补充说: “Please get checked. You just don’t know what is happening inside.”
Sepsis is a life-threatening response to an infection – it happens when your immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage tissue and organs.
It’s the primary cause of death from infection around the world – that’s more than bowel, breast and prostate cancer combined.
The condition is always triggered by an infection – but it is not contagious and cannot be passed from person to person.
Typically, when a person suffers a minor cut, the area surrounding the wound will become red, swollen and warm to touch.
如果你, a loved one, or in the case of medical professionals their patient, feels “severely sick”, doesn’t appear to be themselves and shows any of the following symptoms, sepsis should be suspected:
– Fever and chills
– Difficult or rapid breathing
– Rapid heart rate
– Low blood pressure
– Low urine output
If a person is suffering these symptoms and they are thought to have suffered an infection – pneumonia, abdominal infection, urinary infection, or a wound – sepsis is a likely cause.
It is best to get someone with these symptoms to see a doctor as soon as possible, as sepsis needs to be treated quickly.