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my co worker has meningitis what should i do

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Depends: What was the organism causing the meningitis. The most dangerous is neisseria meningitidis and even with this, to warrant use of prophylactic antibio ... Read More

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A 9-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Some basics: Recommendations exist to maximize the effectiveness of a vaccine by using it on populations more likely to get the disease. It is less common in the a ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
An emergency: The most common form of meningitis is an infection (usually bacterial) that affects the surface of the brain and spinal cord (ie. The meninges). It is ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Inflammed meninges: The brain is covered with support structures called meninges. These membranes are bathed in cerebral spinal fluid. When infection develops in the me ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
Dad on dialysis: Your attention to your father depends on his needs. If your father can take care of his activities of daily living, you make not need to take a lot of ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience in Internal Medicine
Daughter: Why didn't the er do more. Take her back and ask them to help her since infictions make.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Wash hands....: All members of the house should be good about frequently washing of hands (hopefully there are doing this always while you are neutropenic). Typically ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Sick Relatives: You should work to protect them from any cough or other illness you may have. Their health is the real issue here...Not yours. Now, if the TB is ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Being Sick: It is very unlikely that the zinc is making him sick. But, given that he is ill i would advise stopping the zinc. Now, the next question is how ill i ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
41 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: Get urine tested for microscopic exam and culture.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
See a psychologist: See a psychologist as this requires professional assistance.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stewart Lonky
49 years experience in Pulmonology
Yes: Could be pneumonia with asthma as an addtional symptom.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Difficult to diagnos: It is especially difficult todiagnos even when we see patients in the office. Diagnosing teenagers with bipolar disorder is extremely difficult. I wou ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Talk to him about: Your concerns. Let him know you are worried about him and that you think therapy could help. If he is reluctant, offer to go with him to the 1st sessi ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Ptsd: 1st step is to see a psychiatrist & have him evaluated. assuming he has ptsd then there are many treatment options. best treatment will likely be ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Contact OB MD: You need to tell the OB MD that is managing your pregnancy of the above.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience in Neurology
Seizure what 2do: For all seizures, it is wise to help someone to the floor, turn them on one side, to prevent choking, and wait about 1-2 minutes. Most seizures end a ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Measles???: Has he not been vaccinated? Have you?
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Zuber
34 years experience in Neurology
Carbon Monooxide: A carbon monoxide blood test is used to detect carbon monoxide poisoning. Poisoning can happen if you breathe air that contains too much carbon monoxi ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Psychiatrist: If she has a psychiatrist, i would contact him or her and share your concerns. Unless your mother has provided written authorization, he or she will ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Call doctor or 911: Seizures in newborn infants are not common, and could signal a serious condition. Signs of seizures in your newborn include lip smacking, eye or lip t ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Virus: Most likely a virus. Lots of fluids and tylenol (acetaminophen) if your temp is higher than 101f. Let your doctor know what's going on.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Bleeding worker: Ask him his HIV status and hepatitis status. Clean areas with Chlorox. Unless you have cuts on hands. Wear gloves. Discuss with your Dr.
A member asked:
Dr. Tara Solomon
28 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Meningitis: If your friend just had viral meningitis, she needs to be quarantined in her house for 2 weeks. You should not be anywhere nesr her. She is still cont ... Read More
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