Meningitis and septicaemia can
strike fast with devastating effects
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
IF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR OWN OR SOMEONE ELSE’S SYMPTOMS – GET MEDICAL HELP IMMEDIATELY
LOOK OUT FOR THE SIGNS
Early symptoms include fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea,
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
SENSITIVITY TO BRIGHT LIGHTS
SEVERE MUSCLE PAIN
FEVER WITH COLD HANDS & FEET
PALE BLOTCHY SKIN WITH SPOTS/RASH
DIFFICULT TO WAKE
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
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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