A fever is a body temperature that is higher than normal. It can be a sign that there is an infection or other illness present. In children, a fever is considered to be a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius) or higher.
2. Rapid breathing:
Rapid breathing, also called tachypnea, is breathing that is faster than normal. It can be a sign that there is an infection or other illness present. In children, rapid breathing is defined as more than 30 breaths per minute.
A rash is a skin condition that causes the skin to become red, itchy, swollen, or sore. Rashes can be caused by many different things, such as infections, allergies, and autoimmune diseases.
4. Confusion or disorientation:
Confusion or disorientation refers to a state in which a person is not able to think clearly or understand what is happening around them. It can be a sign of sepsis or other serious illnesses.
5. Excessive crying or irritability in infants and toddlers:
Crying or irritability in infants and toddlers can be a sign that something is wrong. Crying and irritability are common behaviors in young children, so this symptom should not be taken lightly.
6. Sleepiness or difficulty waking up:
Sleepiness or difficulty waking up can be a sign that something is wrong. In children, sleepiness usually refers to having trouble staying awake or being difficult to wake up from sleep.
7. Loss of appetite:
Loss of appetite means that a person does not want to eat and has no interest in food. It can be a sign that something is wrong, such as an infection or another illness.
8. Persistent diarrhea or vomiting:
Persistent diarrhea means having diarrhea more than three times per day for more than two days in a row. Persistent vomiting means vomiting more than once per day for more than two days in a row. These symptoms can both be signs of sepsis or other serious illnesses.
9. Unexplained weight loss:
Weight loss occurs when someone loses weight without trying to lose weight and without any obvious explanation such as dieting or exercise changes. Weight loss can be a sign of many different health conditions, including sepsis and other serious illnesses.
10. Pale, cool, or mottled skin:
Pale skin happens when the skin is lacking in natural color or has a grayish, ashen, or bluish tinge. Cool skin is colder than normal to the touch. Mottled skin can have patches of different colors and textures. These symptoms may be signs of sepsis or other serious illnesses.
11. Poor urine output:
Poor urine output means having less urine than usual or not producing any urine at all. This symptom can be a sign of dehydration or other serious illnesses such as sepsis.
12. Abnormal heart rate or breathing patterns:
Abnormal heart rate refers to having an irregular heartbeat that is faster or slower than normal, while abnormal breathing patterns include shallow breaths and rapid breaths that are more frequent than normal. These symptoms can be signs of sepsis or other serious illnesses.