SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Meningitis and septicaemia can strike fast
with devastating effects

LOOK OUT FOR THE SIGNS

Early symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain, stomach cramps and fever with cold hands and feet.
Symptoms can appear in any order and some may not appear at all. Do not wait for a rash if other symptoms are present. 

STIFF NECK

SENSITIVITY TO BRIGHT LIGHTS

CONFUSION & IRRITABILITY

SEVERE HEADACHE

FEVER WITH COLD HANDS & FEET

PALE BLOTCHY SKIN WITH SPOTS/RASH

DROWSY, DIFFICULT TO WAKE

SEVERE MUSCLE PAIN

CONVULSIONS / SEIZURES

VOMITING

THE GLASS TEST

Press the side of a clear glass firmly against the skin. Spots/rash may fade at first, but keep checking. 

A fever with spots/rash that DOES NOT FADE under pressure is a medical emergency. CALL 999 IMMEDIATELY! 

DO NOT WAIT FOR A RASH IF OTHER SYMPTOMS ARE PRESENT.

Meningitis Now

Teens For Tomorrow are working in partnership with the charity, Meningitis Now. Together we are fighting for a future where no one in the UK loses their life to meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.

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Teens for Tomorrow works in association with Meningitis NOW as a signposting organisation to ensure young people know the facts around meningitis and septicaemia. Teens for Tomorrow is not a medical organisation and is not a charity.

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