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How Do Doctors Diagnose Meningitis
Lumbar puncture: Symptoms of meningitis typically include high fever, ill-appearing child, vomiting (usually without diarrhea), neck pain/stiffness or alteration in mental status (eg. Excessive lethargy). Some children may have a purplish rash on the body. The clinical signs may prompt further testing. The definitive study of choice is a lumbar puncture (spinal tap). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antibiotics: Bacterial meningitis would always be treated with antibiotics. The initial antibiotics would be chosen to cover multiple different types of bacteria. However, if cultures from the spinal fluid grow a specific type of bacteria the treatment would be adjusted to target that organism. Depending on the severity of meningitis some patients may need rehabilitation. ...Read more
I think i may be very sick i need some special advice but i can't afford how can I get in touch with some doctors?I have some symtoms of meningitis.
Serious: Meningitis can be a serious illness that would need treatment asap. If severe with symptoms, go to the nearest emergency department. If you feel fine, but think you may be sick with meningitis, than call any primary care doctor and ask what their lowest price is for an exam and or there may be clinics that are more affordable that you could google in your area. ...Read more
See below: Meningitis-an inflammation of the coverings of the brain usually caused by germs but can be caused by toxins (chemotherapy) there are different bacteria that are more common causes of meningitis, but others like tuberculosis that are rare.Viruses are also a common cause.The germs enter the soft nasal membranes and invade the surrounding tissues.Movement to the brain is secondary. ...Read more
1yr old due mmr and meningitis b vac at diff doctors, scheduled for 1 day apart, is this to close, what time scale btwn would you recommend?
Best same day : Best to have both on same day . ...Read more
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