Neonatal Sepsis Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Neonatal Sepsis? 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 Neonatal Sepsis.


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Symptoms of Neonatal Sepsis

In most cases, symptoms are present within 24 hours of birth. In almost all cases, they will be present within 48 hours of birth. If your baby has any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to neonatal sepsis. These symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. However, if your baby does have any one of them, see your doctor.

  • Fever or frequent changes in temperature
  • Poor feeding from breast or bottle
  • Decreased or absent urination
  • Bloated abdomen
  • Vomiting yellowish material
  • Diarrhea
  • Extreme redness around the belly button
  • Skin rashes
  • Unexplained high or low blood sugar
  • Difficulty waking the baby or unusual sleepiness
  • Jaundice or overly pale skin
  • Abnormally slow or fast heartbeat
  • Breathing rapidly, difficulty breathing, or periods of no breathing (apnea)
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Cool, clammy skin


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