Meningitis is like an infection that happens usually in the membranes of the brain and the spinal cord. The cause behind it can either be bacteria or virus. The inflammation of the cords is the result cause of the infection.The age is not a parameter when it comes to meningitis. It can happen to anyone whatever age they are. However, the babies who are under five are the ones who are most open to meningitis.
How to treat meningitis at home
Meningitis can be of two types: bacterial and viral. Viral meningitis is a very unpleasant experience and can also threaten one’s life. Bacterial meningitis, on the other hand are more serious and the cause behind it are different kinds of bacteria.
The first aid for meningitis is discussed here in the article and the ways one can deal with it. Sometimes, meningitis can turn out to be very serious. So, the better idea would be to call for medical help in case of meningitis. A treatment in the hospital will serve the purpose best.
If meningitis is treated at an earlier stage, there are full recovery chances for the one suffering from it.
What to look for?
When a kid is suffering from meningitis, it is highly likely that they will not turn up with the signs and symptoms at once. Some of the key symptoms to look for are:
- Illness and fever with a mild temperature
- Pain in joints and limbs
- Pale and itchy skin
- Cold feet and hands
- Difficulty in breathing followed by diarrhea and vomiting
The appearance of these can happen usually and doesn’t follows any order.
As the infection of meningitis starts developing,
- Stiffness in neck
- Light sensitive eyes
- Refuses to eat
- Not wanting to get touched
Meningitis Rash test
Most rashes disappear when pressure is applied to it. However, the same doesn’t happens with meningitis as the rashes are different and keep on showing up whenever you use a tumbler of glass right over the skin. This is also known as the tumbler test.
The rash is difficult to locate in dark skin, therefore check other places like foot soles, palms, mouth roof, and inside the eyelids.
Meningitis has the power to even kill in four hours.
What to do?
- If you see your kid with the above symptoms and signs depicting meningitis, then call for medical help immediately.
- Check for rashes in the body. The rashes will fade with the glass tumbler. If the rashes don’t fade, chances are it is meningitis.
- Keep your baby in a cool zone and don’t panic.
- Keep a check on pulse level and breathing from time to time.
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