arc Meningitis Early Alert Pack
The arc Meningitis early alert pack is a reusable device to help identify the rash associated with meningitis and septicaemia. Pack also contains a meningitis awareness leaflet provided by the Meningitis Trust.
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Regular Price: £9.95
Special Price: £7.99
Knowing the symptoms of meningitis could help save a life. arc Meningitis early alert is a reusable plastic arc for placing over a rash. If the rash does not fade when the arc is applied and there are symptoms such as fever you should seek medical help immediately.
The pack also contains information on meningitis and its symptoms provided by the Meningitis Trust.
How the arc Meningitis early alert pack test kit works:
To use the arc Meningitis early alert pack:
- Place the arc over the suspected rash.
- Check again after 15 minutes.
- If rash persists and is accompanied by other symptoms such as fever you should seek medical advice immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is meningitis?
Meningitis is caused by an infection of the protective membrane lining the brain and spinal column (the meninges) causing the membrane to become inflamed and swollen which can damage the nerves and brain. Inflammation can be caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi. Some bacterial infections can also cause septicaemia. If left untreated meningitis can cause severe brain damage and can be fatal.
Who is at risk of meningitis?
Toddlers and children under 5 years of age account for over 50% of all meningitis cases. Teenagers between the ages of 15-19 are the next largest group as 1 in 4 carry the bacteria at the back of their throat compared to only 1 in 10 for adults. Although these groups produce the bulk of cases in the UK meningitis can be contracted at any age especially as we age and our immune system weakens.
What are the symptoms of meningitis?
The symptoms of meningitis are not always easy to recognise in the early stages and can be confused with symptoms of other common illnesses such as flu. Early symptoms can include a rash, fever, headaches, vomiting, sensitivity to light and extreme tiredness. If you suspect that meningitis then get medical help immediately.
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