Meningitis Symptoms; 11 Most Important Signs & Symptoms

Irritability

Another important symptom in small children and infants is irritability, which is a feeling of continuous agitation or becoming upset easily. Patients with irritability feel frustrated because of their symptoms, and infants often cry a lot and become difficult to control. Irritability is more common in children, and they may not have major symptoms like headache or fever. Instead, they become irritable, with difficulty to concentrate and coordinate their movements.

Irritability and other unspecific neurological symptoms may last for a few days and even weeks in certain cases. In other cases, there’s a classic description of headache with fever and vomiting. Thus, if you find any abnormal behavior in your child, especially severe drowsiness, loss of appetite and irritability, don’t wait one more day to talk to your doctor about these symptoms.