Symptoms of meningitis can appear in any order. Some may not appear at all. In the early stages, there may not be a rash, or the rash may fade on pressure.
You should get medical help immediately if you're concerned about yourself or your child.
Trust your instincts and do not wait until a rash develops.
Symptoms of meningitis, septicaemia and meningococcal disease include:
Babies may also:
Someone with meningitis, septicaemia or meningococcal disease can get a lot worse very quickly.
Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest A&E if you think you or your child might be seriously ill.
Call NHS 111 or your GP surgery for advice if you're not sure if it's anything serious.