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21 yrs old female had TB meningitis last yr. She still has issues like one side weakness. Can Ganoderma enhance recovery? Any side effect of ganoderma

21 yrs old female had TB meningitis last yr. She still has issues like one side weakness. Can Ganoderma enhance recovery? Any side effect of ganoderma

Nope: Ganoderma certainly will not hurt but the damage from TB meningitis is due in part to her own immune system fighting the infection and the resultant inflammation and recovery. Steroids immediately afterward, good nutrition, physical therapy and time are you best chance at recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Side Effect (Definition)

In medicine, a side effect is an effect, whether therapeutic or adverse, that is secondary to the one intended; although the term is predominantly employed to describe adverse effects, it can also apply to beneficial, but unintended, consequences of the ...Read more


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Can a person who had meningitis when he was 6months undergo hair transplant if he goes bald due to mpd at age of say 30? And are there any side effect

Can a person who had meningitis when he was 6months undergo hair transplant if he goes bald due to mpd at age of say 30? And are there any side effect

Hair transplant: There should be no difference between the person with meningitis at 6 months of age and a person who never had meningitis with respect to getting a hair transplant at age 30. All procedures have potential side effects which you must discuss with the doctor performing the procedure. ...Read more

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Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Can cod liver oil help in chronic lacunar infarcts in left basal gaglia and right thalamus due to TB meningitis with TB meds. Any related side effect?

Sorry, no benefit: Cod liver oil or other fish oils may prevent some vascular dysfunction associated with aging, but once a stroke has occurred, no potential benefit is possible from omega 3 fatty acids. Maybe rehabilitation with speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy of best benefit. ...Read more

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4 mnths post TB meningitis 21 yr old frnd recovered gud bt still HS poor memory some stiffness & missing periods for last 4 months, will she get fine?

4 mnths post TB meningitis 21 yr old frnd recovered gud bt still HS poor memory some stiffness & missing periods for last 4 months, will she get fine?

Post Meningitis: I would suggest she consult her physician for a physical check-up. If memory problems persist a neuropsychological evaluation may help pinpoint problem areas. Neurocognitive retraining may help her memory. ...Read more

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Is forgetfulness a common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline)?

Is forgetfulness a common side effect of Zoloft (sertraline)?

Not common: Confusion and other mood changes are more common with anti depressants like Zoloft (sertraline). Pl check the package insert for more details. ...Read more

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My mum is on HRT (livial) and lately she is becoming forgetful, easily get angry and joint pain. Is this the side effect? Should she stop taking them?

My mum is on HRT (livial) and lately she is becoming forgetful, easily get angry and joint pain. Is this the side effect? Should she stop taking them?

See below: Please make an appointment with her primary. These are notable changes and need to be assessed properly. Take care. ...Read more

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Side effects of mennigicocal meningitis in later life?

Side effects of mennigicocal meningitis in later life?

If current: death.: Meningoccocal meningitis is a life threatening bacterial illness of the central nervous system lining called the meninges. I suspect your question is, if one has this disease as a young adult (most common age), and recovers, what are late term effects as an older adult. As far as i'm aware, if one has a full recovery after the acute event, there are not likely to be side effects later in life. ...Read more

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Meningitis shot: what are the side effects for the injection site ect.?

Meningitis shot: what are the side effects for the injection site ect.?

Local reaction: As with any immunization, you can have a local reaction at the injection site. This can cause it to be a little sore, there may be a small lump, and sometimes even a little redness. The muscle it was injected into may be a little sore for a day or two. Cool compress, gentle massage, very helpful in reducing symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there any way to know if neck pain is meningitis? it hurts when I'm still, move side to side and down. I've had it for 3 days now

Is there any way to know if neck pain is meningitis? it hurts when I'm still, move side to side and down. I've had it for 3 days now

See a doctor: The best thing to do is get professional help. Sometimes neck pain is just 'muscle pain' brought about by stress, studying in a fixed position, etc. The meninges - which are coverings over the spinal cord, could be inflamed however-and there are certain tests a doctor can do. If it's been 3 days already, this isn't a life threatening condition- but I'd still see the doc so you can get treatment. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Poor Memory (Definition)

Difficulty remembering a fact is a symptom in which a person has trouble remember facts, usually referring to new facts; maybe due to advancing age, anxiety, depression, medicine ...Read more