A 28-year-old female asked:
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ive had a stiff neck for 4 days and a bit of a headache, could this be meningitis? i read it symptoms could last months/years

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes/no: The acute dangerous forms of meningitis are not going to linger, they often strike you down & kill you within days. Viral, less worrisome & self healing forms may and some people can have headaches & mild meningeal responses to simple illnesses like mumps or chickenpox. Most cases of stiff neck/ headache are not either. If you are worried about it see a doc.
Answered on Dec 19, 2018

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