About the Illness
Severe, persistent headache; stiff neck; sensitivity to light; drowsiness and confusion.
Infants are likely to experience the following symptoms:
Fever; irritability (fussy & crying a lot); lethargy; high-pitched cry; arching back; crying when moved; a bulging fontanelle (soft spot on infant’s head); seizures.
Children over 1 year are likely to experience:
Fever; neck or back pain (stiff neck); headache; confusion; sensitivity to light; refusing to eat; decreased level of consciousness; seizures; nausea and vomiting.
Seek medical treatment IMMEDIATELY if you suspect that you or your child is suffering from meningitis. It can kill you if you do not treat it straight away.
Food and Nutrition Advice
- Foods rich in protein (preferably vegetable).
- High energy foods.
- Foods rich in potassium.
- Foods rich in calcium.
- Traditional green vegetables.