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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Conservative: Pain relief meds for headaches, good hydration...tincture of time. Symptoms will pass & you are not more likely in the future to get headaches unl ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Nonbacterial: Aseptic meningitis is term indicating the absence of detectable bacteria as a cause for meningitis. Tubercle bacillus, viruses, fungi, parasites, can ... Read More
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Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
Aseptic meningitis: Aseptic meningitis simply means tht we do not have wbcs in the CSF but still have symptoms of meningitis. It can happen in viral, fungal, cancers, bra ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Spinal tap: If meningitis is suspected a spinal tap is the only way to be 100 % sure it is aseptic or viral.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Helena Bentley
39 years experience Pediatrics
Aseptic meningitis: Aseptic meningitis is viral meningitis. When cultured, no bacterial organism is isolated. It is usually self-limiting, and for the most part, not as ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Traci Buxton
23 years experience Family Medicine
Headache: Symptoms of aseptic meningitis include headache, fever, neck stiffness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and body aches. You need to go to the emergency roo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not an issue for: Diagnosis. If you suspect you have meningitis, go the hospital immediately. The diagnosis requires doing a lumbar puncture to examine the cerebrospina ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Sterile culture: There will be no growth on the cerebrospinal fluid culture. This is mostly due to viral meningitis.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Likely nothing more: If you had so called "aseptic" meningitis, it was probably a viral infection and if you have recovered from it, you should not expect any more neurolo ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe,maybe not: Aseptic meningitis is a term usually applied to that process triggered during an infection with a variety of viruses. The dominant group usually cause ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Observation: Aseptic meningitis usually needs time for the body to cure. Treatment consists of taking care of the symptoms. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever or he ... Read More

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