Meningitis is an infection that can affect anybody. It is more common in babies, children, teenagers and young adults. Meningitis can be very serious if it is not treated quickly so it is important to recognise the signs and symptoms.
The following symptoms may be signs of meningitis. Remember that your child may not have all of these at the same time. These symptoms can appear in any order, and some may not appear at all:
- Stiff neck
- Bothered by light
- Feeling or being sick
- Extra sleepy
- High temperature (fever) you can't control
- Unusually cold hands and feet
- Rash that doesn't fade when you press a glass against it.
Some of these symptoms can be signs of other more minor illnesses too. If you are worried, it's important to get help from a health professional straight away. If your child has meningitis, the symptoms can get worse quickly.
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