Sepsis is a rare, but very serious complication from infection. If your child is ill with an infection, keep an eye on them.
Go straight to A&E or call 999 if your child has any of these symptoms:
Spotting Sepsis in Under 5's
If you are not sure whether your child is seriously unwell, call 111 or your GP for advice. Remember you know your child best - if you think they are seriously unwell and may have sepsis, act fast.
Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E department.
Sepsis can develop quickly. Even if your child has been seen by a health professional and sent home, keep an eye on them. If you are worried they are getting worse or seem sicker than you would expect, act quickly. Speak to a health professional and ask, "Could this sepsis?".
The Lullaby Trust - Baby Check App - This app has simple checks that you can do if your baby is ill and helps you think about whether they need to see a doctor or health professional.