Meningitis disease can occur in babies and toddlers, today will discuss the common signs and symptoms that you should be aware of regarding meningitis.
In UK there is an online petition going on regarding meningitis vaccination, people want this vaccine to be available to all not just new born babies. The alternative is to get vaccinated privately and it costs around £300.
I support the online petition and I urge you to count your vote in this matter! There is a vaccine available to save lives, so why some children are left out?! All children should have the same priorities and they all should get vaccinated not just new born babies.
What is Meningitis B?
Meningitis b is a killer! Meningococcal group B is a bacteria that causes serious infection and blood poisoning that generally affects young children worldwide.
Below are the signs and symptoms of meningitis:
Meningitis B Signs and Symptoms in Babies and Toddlers
There are several signs and symptoms of meningitis b in babies and toddlers, below are a list of them. These signs and symptoms can occur in any order. And if you see any of these signs and symptoms in your toddler seek medical treatment immediately!
- High fever with cold hands and feet
- Heavy breathing
- Red rash
- Feeling uncomfortable in bright light
- Pale and blotchy skin
- Crying hard
Meningitis is a killer so do not take the above signs and symptoms lightly, if you see any of these signs seek medical treatment immediately. And please note that the red rash can occur at the last stage of meningitis. So do not wait till you see red rash. Finding early signs and symptoms can save your toddlers life.
As I mentioned above there is a vaccine available for meningitis and if you agree with me you will support the online petition to get all children in UK to be vaccinated with meningitis vaccine.