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difference between flu and meningitis

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Osman Farooq
19 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Meningitis: Meningitis is an infection in the brain. It can be caused by various things like bacteria and viruses. The flu is caused by a virus and it can cause ... Read More

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Neck pain: Flu has flu like symptoms, sore throat, runny nose, watery eyes, cough... Meningitis has neck stiffness and or pain. If viral, it is more benign, b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unknown: You provide no data on which to answer the question. If you have concerns, please start over, list enough information for a reasonable review and ask ... Read More
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Neck symptoms: One of the hallmarks of meningitis is that you have a fever, and a headache that worsens excrutiatingly when you're lying down and made to flex your c ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Doc there makes cal: Obviously, if you feel you have something contagious then, you should present yourself to medical attention for diagnosis and clearance or medical jus ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely: Anything is possible, but this is infrequent. If, however, you have stiff neck, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting, alterations in me ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Meningitis: Meningitis can cause stiff neck, pain upon neck flexion, decreased level of consciousness, severe headache, confusion, dizziness, and other symptoms.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
See below: Influenza is characterized by an upper respiratory infection with pharyngitis followed by a bronchitis with coughing, fevers, myalgias and arthralgias ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Shiller
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Go to your doc or ER: If you had brain surgery two weeks ago and you're feeling ill, get yourself checked out today. At least call your doctor who knows you and tell them ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Immunizations: Take Ibuprofen and drink lots of fluids.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Trust your doctor(s): And keep the follow up, all this can happen, flu, is viral and you can have viral meningitis, common, and resolves with no problems, follow your docto ... Read More

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