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my 18yr old daughter has just rang me, she has a rash on her chest that looks a bit like a lovebite which doesn't fade when pressed with a glass, she's feverish, has a temp, her throat feels sore and tight and she feels generally lousy.
She rang NHS direct and they've told her it sounds like meningitis and to get herself to A&E immediately, she's refusing and waiting for her gp to open.
I'm just getting ready to leave and go to her but while Im doign that thought I'd ask you wise mners's opinions. She doesnt sound too bad on the phone and I always thought meningitis was death's door kind of situation very quickly, she spoke to nhs direct last night.. so it's been about 12 hours
Dh's brother had slow onset meningitis - he'd been to the GP 3 times and was told it was flu before MIL was on the phone to DH and mentioned it - our Uni had just been through a BIG outbreak of meningitis - and he told her to make him go to A&E. He was in intensive care within 30 minutes of admission.
Thanks everyone.. I couldn't drag her to A&E, she flat out refused to go, so we went to the gp who said that the rash is excema.. although even he said it looks like a lovebite and gave her some cream for it and that the rest of it is just a bug.
So I'm keeping an eye on her, she doesn't seem too bad but does keep getting very hot and then cold, her neck and head hurt but no sensitivity to light soo........ we'll see I guess