Blood Poisoning Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Blood Poisoning? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Blood Poisoning.

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Symptoms of Blood Poisoning


The first symptoms depend on the site of the infection.

As the condition progresses to sepsis, symptoms include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Low temperature
  • Paleness of skin color
  • Listlessness
  • Changes in mental status
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased heart rate
  • Decreased urine output
  • Low blood pressure
  • Shock
  • Problems with bleeding or clotting


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