Symptoms of meningitis
Symptoms, which may appear suddenly, often include high fever, severe and persistent headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting. Some symptoms such as changes in behavior such as confusion, sleepiness and difficulty waking up are extremely important and may require emergency treatment. In infants, the symptoms of meningitis may include irritability or tiredness, poor feeding and fever.
High fever, headache and stiff neck are common symptoms of meningitis in people over two years. These symptoms may occur during the first few hours, or you can take from 1-2 days. Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, discomfort looking into bright lights, confusion and sleepiness. In newborns and small infants, the classic symptoms of fever, headache and neck stiffness may be absent or difficult to detect and the baby may seem slow or inactive, or be irritable, gagging or have no appetite. As the disease progresses, patients of any age may have seizures.
Symptoms of meningitis may vary from one person to another. The most common symptoms are fever, severe headache, stiff neck, bright lights can damage the eyes, drowsiness or confusion, nausea and vomiting.
In infants, symptoms are more difficult to identify. These may include fever, restlessness or irritability, difficulty waking the baby or the baby refuses to eat.
Meningitis and headaches are caused by infections outside of the meninges covering the brain and Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain.