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Allergic Penicillin Other Antibiotics Treat Meningitis
Yes: Meningitis is a very serious infection requiring close medical attention. Viral meningitis is most common is not treated with antibiotics. If one has bacterial meningitis, this is a medical emergency. If allergic to penicillin, other antibiotics can be used. In certain indications, one can be desensitized to penicillin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the definitive blood test for spinal meningitis. If it's spread to tissue how is it best treated? Can it be treated with oral antibiotics?
None/No: There is no blood test that proves meningitis. Lumbar puncture and spinal fluid examination, pcr's and culture are the definitive tests for meningitis. Bacterial meningitis is treated with high dose intravenous antibiotics that have high blood-brain barrier penetration. Meningitis is not treated with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Threshold for treating Lyme treated with IV vs po antibiotics? Had bell's palsy, meningitis, locked knees and shooting arm pains, and have doxy. 100 mg b.I.D. For 14 days. I want to avoid a relapse.
Lyme disease: F the disease involves the central nervous system, many treat with an IV antibiotic for 14 to 28 days. Although effective in eliminating infection it may take time to recover entirely. My advice would be for the longer course of treatment, but am conservative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ten days: Assuming you caught it early and are on the correct antibiotic then the patient is cured after 10 to 14 days. If it is a particularly bad bacteria or if antibiotics started too late then healing may take months. Permanent hearing loss or other brain injury can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi i just left a house where the person has been dead for 2 weeks on sunday, and she died of pneumococcal meningitis am i in need of antibiotics.?
I have just been i a house with a dead person and she died of pneumococcal meningitis am i in any need of antibiotics the lid was of the coffin ?
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