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:
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.
- Trust your instincts.
- If you think it’s serious, get medical help immediately.
ACT for Meningitis
ACT 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.