A woman continued to fight for her life after a visit to the dentist made her into sepsis.
Emily Partington, 25, had a rotting wisdom tooth removed last December. She immediately noticed that her face was swollen, but rejected it as part of the procedure.
But only two days later, Miss Partington from Yorkshire became unable to withhold her food.
Concernedly, she sent a photo of her bloated face to a family doctor who urged her to go to the hospital immediately.
While she was in the waiting room, Miss Partington went into shock and spent four days in the hospital, addicted to IV antibiotics to kill the underlying infection.
Miss Partington, who works as an artist, was told that the & # 39; bag of poison & # 39; in her tooth & # 39; in the bloodstream & # 39; ended up when it was removed.
Although she is being recovered, she still suffers from the consequences of her sepsis test, including fatigue, frequent infections and & # 39; random headache & # 39 ;.
Emily Partington continued to fight for her life after a visit to the dentist made her into sepsis. She is pictured on the left during her four-day stint in the hospital and is fighting the disease. The 25-year-old saw that her face was swollen (right) but thought it was only part of the procedure
Miss Partington chose to have her wisdom tooth removed after it was repeatedly infected.
& # 39; After they had the surgery, I was so out of my mind that I don't remember coming home, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; The next day my face was very swollen, more than when I had my other wisdom tooth, but I thought it was because it was a more complex removal. & # 39;
Matters took a dramatic turn when Miss Partington could no longer stay in it in the days following the proceedings.
& # 39; I could not eat, or withhold water or painkillers for two days, so I was rushed to first aid because this was not normal, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; In the emergency room of the emergency department, my body started to get a septic shock and when I saw a doctor I was diagnosed with sepsis.
& # 39; I was worried about my life – while I was in the waiting room, I honestly thought I was fainting and not waking up. & # 39;
In the hospital, Miss Partington, a 3D artist at Siemens, received IV fluids and antibiotics to fight the infection.
& # 39; I was very lucky that my first doctor had pumped me so full of fluids and antibiotics, otherwise I would have died the second night & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; Sepsis are thought to have contracted because the tooth was so infected when they removed it, so when it caused an open wound, the infection went straight into my bloodstream.
& # 39; So the main target in the hospital was to get rid of the infection as quickly as possible.
& # 39; And then I had to take six different types of medication when I went home to keep it at bay. & # 39;
Miss Partington's face appeared immediately after she had removed her wisdom tooth (seen on the left). On day two it was so swollen (right) that she could not withhold food or pain killers. She sent a photo to a doctor in her family who urged her to go straight to the hospital
Miss Partington was connected to an IV machine for days before she was allowed to go home. Even then, she had to take six types of drugs (pictured) to keep her sepsis & # 39; remote & # 39; hold
Although she beats sepsis, Miss Partington still faces the effects of the ordeal every day.
& # 39; I still suffer from the side effects caused by sepsis, & # 39; she said. # I have tiredness, a low immune system response, bone pain and random headache.
& # 39; But luckily after a recent check-up I had confirmation that the sepsis had not returned. & # 39;
Miss Partington speaks out to encourage others to seek help if they show signs of sepsis.
& # 39; My advice would be to get your wisdom tooth removed before it becomes a bag of poison and always trusts your instincts when it comes to your body.
& # 39; If I continued to believe that these were just side effects of the operation and if I had not sent a photo to a medical professional in my family, I would be dead.
& # 39; Make sure you are seen by a doctor – the worst thing that can happen is that you are wrong to be sick. & # 39;
WHAT IS SEPSIS?
Sepsis occurs when the body responds to an infection by attacking its own organs and tissues.
About 44,000 people die of sepsis in the UK every year. Someone worldwide dies of the condition every 3.5 seconds.
Sepsis has symptoms similar to flu, gastroenteritis and an infection of the breast.
- Sunclear speech or confusion
- Extreme shivering or muscle pain
- Pno urine in a day
- Salways shortness of breath
- IIt feels like you're dying
- Srelated or discolored
Symptoms in children are:
- Fast breathing
- Fits or convulsions
- Spotted, bluish or pale skin
- Rashes that do not fade when pressed
- Feeling abnormally cold
Among the five can be repeatedly surrendered, do not feed or do not pee for 12 hours.
Anyone can develop sepsis, but it is most common in people who have recently had surgery, have had a urinary catheter, or have been in hospital for a long time.
Other risk makers are people with a weak immune system, chemotherapy patients, pregnant women, the elderly and very young people.
The treatment varies depending on the site of the infection, but includes antibiotics, IV fluids and oxygen if necessary.
Source: UK Sepsis Trust and NHS Choices
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