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what is the drug used to treat meningitis?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
There are many: Specific drugs for meningitis depends on the cause (fungal, vial, bacterial)

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A 34-year-old member asked:

If you have meningitis and get treated can you still spread it to someone else after treatment?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: No, not after you've been treated.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it possible for one person to get meningitis twice?

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Dr. Janice Wiesman
Dr. Janice Wiesman answered
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes: Meningitis is due to an infection by a virus or bacteria, and rarely, by a fungus. Just like to can get a cold or orther infection more than once, you can get meningitis more than once.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Once you have recovered from meningitis is it still possible to get it again?

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Dr. Janice Wiesman
Dr. Janice Wiesman answered
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes: Meningitis is due to an infection by a virus or bacteria, and rarely, by a fungus. Just like to can get a cold or orther infection more than once, you can get meningitis more than once.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the most common ways to get meningitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
AIRBORNE BY SECRETIO: There are three kind of meningitis 1viral2bacterial3fungal most common are viral which are transmitted by direct airborne change of secretions by coughing and sneezing bacterial can be contacted by skull fractures, acute or chronic sinusitis or otitis media.It can also occur with septicemia with positive blood cultures in immune compromised patiens cryptococcus which is funfus rare mengitis.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is the drug used to treat meningitis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Varies: Meningitis can be caused by various germs:bacteria, fungi, viruses,etc. The drug or drugs used will vary with the cause. Physicians often use 2 or 3 drugs to start with until the germ is identified and the choice would vary by age and presenting signs.

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