is suspected only if a child has fever, head ache and other symptoms like irritability/excessively cranky, aversion to light or any other neurological symptoms.
Head ache alone does not indicate meningitis.
It might be due other simple causes like migraine/ sinus
head ache etc.
And regarding these manoeuvres, one has to be really careful and meticulous in interpretation of the results. Only a doctor can give the right interpretation.
I would suggest that oral Acetaminophen
) in a dose of 15 mg/ kg/ dose be given. You may give three to four doses in a day. She might get okay with that.
In case if the head ache persists or she develops fever or any other symptoms, you must visit your Pediatrician
Hope I have answered your query.
Dr. Sudha Shree.V