Know the Symptoms of Meningitis

As a parent of two girls, I do worry about meningitis. Do you know the symptoms? Act for Meningitis have provided us with a handy guide to symptoms by age group.

You might also want to read Why You Should Know The Symptoms of Meningitis

Symptons of Meningitis

Not all symptoms will be present and may be present in milder infections but the symptoms most concerning for meningitis are highlighted below:

meningitis symptoms card

Don’t Wait for the Rash

  • The rash, commonly referred to as the meningitis rash, does not disappear when a glass is rolled over it.
  • However in many cases of meningitis a rash may not appear at all.
  • If you have any concerns or suspicions do not wait for a rash to appear.

Most Importantly

  • Trust your instincts.
  • If you think it’s serious, get medical help immediately.

ACT for Meningitis

act for meningitisACT for Meningitis is a non-profit organisation based in Galway, Ireland. It was established in 2011 by Siobhán and Noel Carroll, who in 2008 lost their precious daughter Aoibhe – aged 4 – to Meningitis.

Since losing Aoibhe, Siobhán and Noel feel that there is an urgent need to increase awareness and educate people of the signs and symptoms of Meningitis.

Contact them at 091 782828 or online at and find them on facebook

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Jill is one of the co-founders of Mykidstime and a mum of 2 girls