10 Signs You May Have a Blood Infection

When sepsis, a condition that results when infection enters the bloodstream, occurs the immune system is greatly compromised when the body attempts to put the proper defenses in place.  However, if existing health concerns are an issue (i.e., such as cancer, a recent surgery, AIDS, or immune deficiency due to advanced age) a blood infection can be life threatening.

That’s why it’s vital to recognize the top ten signs of blood infection…

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1. Skin Spots

Oftentimes, the first sign of a blood infection will show itself in reddish or spotted patches on extremities—hands, legs, arms, feet—as well as other parts of the body.

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