Meningitis test kit

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  1. OopsyDaisy

    OopsyDaisy Well-Known Member

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    I've just seen this kit whilst surfing on the internet that you can buy from Boots and Morrisons that claims can help detect meningitis:
    http://home2.btconnect.com/jrb/arc.html ... MAod5DRipw

    Does anyone own such a kit? Anyone know if it's worth purchasing over using the tumbler test?
     
  2. Squiglet

    Squiglet Well-Known Member

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    Tia got meningitis at 9 months... at first there was no rash but it appeared about 2 hours after she started vomiting violently....and she was really unwell without the rash for a good 6 hours beforehand...

    When the rash came out I just used a glass and if it's a proper rash it doesn't disappear, it's really obvious.. Tia just had a few spots to start off with on her stomach, but within a few hours it covered her entire body...

    tbh, I think spending 10 quid on a piece of plastic is a waste of money, it seems to me that they are playing on your fear.... go on line, down load a list of symptoms and keep it in the nursery if you are worried, and if you ever need too (and hopefully you never will), just use a plain glass out the cupboard, it worked for Tia...
     
  3. Urchin

    Urchin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I agree, I wouldn't need a posh bit of plastic to tell me something was wrong.
    Generally, by the time they get the rash they have already shown a other severe symptoms anyway. I'd be looking for things like a high pitched cry, vomiting, stiff neck, aversion to bright light etc. as well as a rash.
     
  4. Tangerinedream

    Tangerinedream Well-Known Member

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    OMG sorry but that is a complete rip off :talkhand: I agree with squiglet, they are playing om peoples fear and its disgusting :x

    My hv gave me a FREE post card with all the symptoms to look out for and the tumberler test works just fine (or even just gently pressing your finger on the rash)
     

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