Advice on when you should seek further help

These symptoms are listed in order of urgency, with the most urgent first:

  • If you develop a severe headache and are sick
  • If your skin is very cold or has a strange colour, or you develop an unusual rash
  • If you feel confused, have slurred speech or are very drowsy
  • If you have difficulty breathing. Signs that suggest breathing problems can include:
  • Breathing quickly
  • Turning blue around the lips and the skin below the mouth
  • Skin between or above the ribs getting sucked or pulled in with every breath
  • If you develop chest pain
  • If you have difficulty swallowing or are drooling
  • If you cough up blood
  • If hearing problems develop or if there is fluid coming out of your ears