Babies can get meningitis it is a bacterial infection that can be fatal. babies with meningitis get sick fast.
meningitis symptoms in a baby
bulging fontanelle (soft spot)
too sleepy,staring expression
Vomiting/refusing to take a feed
Irritable when held,high pitch/ moaning cry
difficulty in Breathing and or breathing fast
Blotchy skin, getting paler or turning blue ,shivering
‘Pin prick’ rash / marks or purple bruises on the body
Cold hands and feet
Pain/ irritable from muscle aches
seek medical help advice immediately
if a rash presents itself a simple test can reveal meningitis.
A meningitis rash does not dissapear
A tumbler test is where you place the side of glass tumbler onto the rash if it does not go away it can be indentified as meningitis.