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is ear ache a symptom of meningitis

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Not meningitis: Strep rarely leads to meningitis, and if you're well enough to be online asking this question, for sure you do not have it. You can also be sure ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Meningitis: Absence of stiff neck and fever is reassuring. Earache could be a middle ear infection. Severe,persistent headache and ear ache warrants an examinatio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Meningitis : Unlikely meningitis. Meningitis is usually viral or bacterial. Sensitivity to light, fever, chills, severe headache, and neck stiffness are classic si ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
48 years experience Pediatrics
Head & neck pain: severe head & neck pain alone without other symptoms of meningitis is very unlikely to be meningitis. You can't ignore these symptoms, something ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Cant be for so long: Meningitis is not without fever unless it is part of an auto-immune syndrome. With no fever and with normal white count this is not acute meningitis. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
53 years experience Urology
Possible: Just because it may not be meningitis does not mean don't get care. Meningitis is characterized y neck rigidity,sudden high fever and altered mental s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Cold and flu: Not a meningitis - if it were, it would be very unlikely that you would be asking about symptoms 3 days into the illness online. If you are still tro ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. A ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: You could be dehydrated and feeling dizzy due to that. Get checked out, you might have strep throat and need antibiotics. Meningitis can present in ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Start with Ur doc: A past illness of this type does not make you more or less likely to get the common sort of illnesses. Start with your regular doc and s/he can decide ... Read More

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