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Headaches After Viral Meningitis
Viral meningitis is inflammation of the tissues in the brain and spinal cord that is caused most commonly by enteroviruses. Viral meningitis is not usually as severe as bacterial meningitis and usually resolves without any treatment. However, viral meningitis that is caused by the herpes virus can be life threatening if left untreated. Symptoms include fever, neck stiffness, ...Read more
How should be viral meningitis treated? ( got headache, fever, neck pain, vomiting, but nothing else)
3-4 days. bad headache,low grade temp, back/neck ache, fatigue. no respiratory or GI
probs. flu vs meningitis?
Yes: This is true but it should not last more than one week if it does please seek medical attention. ...Read more
Hospitalized w/viral meningitis 2days ago.Now high fever, red spots have gone but nausea, stiff neck & severe headache remains, is she getting better?
Hard to tell: From the information you have given it is impossible to tell what the actual diagnosis is or how the patient is doing. This should be discussed at length with the treating doctors. ...Read more
Vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 101 two days ago now feeling neck/back soreness, no fever, Is it possibly meningitis?
Possible to have CSF leak 3wks post ESI. L4-L5. Bad headache/foggy/no fever/ nauseated/no vomiting.How long does the headache last?4-5 days already.
Yes possible: Headache (HA) after epidural steroid injection (ESI) rarely occur this late but are possible. Is HA worse when standing/sitting up & less/gone if lying down? Can be associated with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or visual disturbances. Treatment includes being flat in bed for least 24 hrs, hydration, & analgesics. Since already 4-5 days, I would call physician who did ESI right away. Drink!! ...Read more
Nauseous, headache, achy all over, terrible ear pain. Saw pcp. Said sinus infection. Symptoms for 2 weeks. Meningitis?no fever no vomiting
Meningitis : Unlikely meningitis. Meningitis is usually viral or bacterial. Sensitivity to light, fever, chills, severe headache, and neck stiffness are classic signs. A lumbar puncture and analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid will help make the diagnosis. Your primary medical doctor may refer you to a neurologist or neurosurgeon for evaluation if the sinusitis does not resolve with treatment. ...Read more
Sore throat, headache, sinus pressure, body fatigue and aches but no fever. Allergies or Viral Infection?
Allergy symptoms: It depends on the duration of symptoms, if you symptoms have just started, it can be either allergies or a viral infection. If these symptoms have been persistent for several weeks, then it is more likely allergies. Do you recall if something triggered your symptoms? Were you around someone will a viral illness prior to your symptoms starting. ...Read more
Mild & just 2-3 days: Babies & toddlers may have mild fever and maybe feel achy or uncomfortable for 2-3 days after a non-live vaccine. Children & adults can have the same effects, but less often. Teens & adults sometimes get dizziness or fainting after shots or blood draws. If a live vaccine is taken, there can be more symptoms like aches, mild fever, cold symptoms, stool changes or rashes, depending on which vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?
Flu or sinus?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Make sure your doc knows how bad you're feeling! ...Read more
Hit head playing ice hockey. No symptoms until 20 hours later. Fever, neck pain headache nausea. Better but persisting x4days virus or concussion?
Productive choking cough worse after 10days, chest/ears clear throat sore.No fever but sinus headache. Yellow-bloody phelgm. Secondary virus?
Not just your period: Typical symptoms associated with menstruation are pelvic cramping pain, bloating, perhaps mood changes and irritability. Headache, general achiness/myalgias or chills/shaking are not typical. I would think you have a brief viral illness along with your period. Rest, push fluids, take ibuprofen or naproxen as directed. Having two things at the same time is always a challenge to manage. Good wishes. ...Read more
Sudden onset: severe body aches, fever, headache. No congestion/sore thrt /cough. 101-102.5 fvr.Vomited 3x yest. But no other stomach discomfort. Flu?
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