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Is It Bad To Workout The Same Day I Got A Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination
No Reason To: Immunizations of any kind, are never a reason to limit normal activity. ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Why is getting a bacterial meningitis vaccination the only mandatory vaccine for a collage student? Shouldn't there be other vaccines too?
Is there any vaccination or preventive measures against bacterial meningitis should I go overseas?
Can neck pain, general malaise and nausea be only symptoms of bacterial meningitis in adults could vaccinated child pass disease to unvaccinated adult?
Not the only symptom:
Bacterial meningitis causes a severe headache and neck ache- not just general malaise and nausea....That sounds more like flu.
Viral meningitis can be passed form person to person and bacterial forms that we do not have vaccines for so yes to second part of question-
if you have concerns about meningitis that person needs to be seen asap. ...Read more
Post serious illness: Yes. Unfortunately. There is quite a lag time in healing from this kind of severe physical and emotional trauma...Especially when it affects the brain so directly. ...Read more
My 35 day old daughter's EEG reports are showing ' partial complex seizure '. She had bacterial meningitis due to UTI I'm from india. Please guide.?
Pediatric Neurologis: I strongly recommend you consult with a pediatric neurologist to evaluate your baby asap. ...Read more
Hi. I was wondering if someone could assits me in relating pathophysiology of bacterial meningitis to its signs n symptoms?
Had bacterial meningitis symptoms for days, still recovered- but others die in same amount of time. Why is that? I don't understand why I made it
Odd statement: You say symptoms but that does not mean you had it. Many viral illnesses like mono can have symptoms that overlap with bacterial meningitis but self heal. Those with true bacterial meningitis verified by spinal tap & culture often recover completely with proper treatment. Your story has many assumptions not supported by any detail. We can't explain anything based on what you have written. ...Read more
How can I help my self. With some after effects of bacterial meningitis? Isn't there any way to get these effects minimized to some extent? Therapy?
What effects?: If you can be more specific about your "effects" from bacterial meningitis, then it would easier to offer advice. The typical after effects that are usually seen in young children can include hearing and visual difficulties, seizures, possible learning difficulties etc. If you are dealing with any of these, you should speak to your physician and get appropriate therapy. ...Read more
Sure: If you are a close contact with him you likely need medication to reduce your risk of contracting this. Usually in this scenerio the local health department is involved in making sure all those exposed are treated adequately so you may need to contact them for advice. ...Read more
Depends: What was the organism causing the meningitis. The most dangerous is neisseria meningitidis and even with this, to warrant use of prophylactic antibiotics you would have to been extremely close or intimate with the co-worker to have been infected. Usually the health department of your community or the doctors caring for the patient will notify anybody at risk. ...Read more
Is it possible for other health problems to occur due to having bacterial meningitis earlier this year?
CAN BE SEQUELAE: Bacterial meningitis is a quite significant event and indeed may take many months to recover. Sequelae can include problems with hearing, chronic headaches and dizziness. Changes in mood and behavior, challenges with cognitive and organizational functions. It could take several months to fully stabilize. Consult with your doctor frequently and work as a team to overcome residua. ...Read more
Can someone have bacterial meningitis without debilitating synptoms? And not know it, or do u always know u have it because of terrible synptoms?
Bacterial Meningitis: Hi, untreated, undiagnosed bacterial meningitis is generally fatal. The symptoms could be vague in the earliest setting, however the patient becomes rapidly ill and symptomatic. Viral meningitis can also be severe both in symptoms and outcome, yet is much less likely to be fatal, most patients will recover. Anybody with high fever, head and/or neck pains, and any neurological symptoms > er asap. ...Read more
Meningitis Effects: Patients who require intensive care, babies under one year old and bacterial rather than viral meningitis are at an increased risk of long-term problems. Potential long-term effects of meningitis include memory loss, coordination problems, recurrent residual headaches, deafness or other hearing problems, learning difficulties, cerebral palsy, speech problems, seizures and loss of sight. ...Read more
Appropriate antibiotics based on blood and cerebrospinal fluid cultires and sensitivities is the treatment
but treatment should not wait till the culture results are avalable so if you suspect meningitis start the broader coveragetill results are ready
supportive care IV fluids and maitain vital functions, bp, respiration, hydration etc. ...Read more
Rarely: Cefotaxime and vancomycin remain drugs of choice in most cases of bacterial meningitis. Meropenem may be considered for vancomycin-resistant pneumococcal meningitis. Precaution has to be exercised since Meropenem is known to induce seizure in individuals with low seizure threshold. ...Read more
Possibly: I can remember one 8 yo kid that arrived in a coma with low body temperature, low blood pressure & died within hours of Meningococcal meningitis/sepsis. He also showed no increased in white count or other sign of an immune response. That was the exception to the usual presentation with fever, irritability etc for hundreds of cases I treated. Beware the always/never idea for anything. ...Read more
Meningitis: Meningococcal is one type of Bacterial infection. ...Read more
Tertiary centers: Tertiary centers generally offer a wide variety of services and specialists, and are often teaching hospitals (have residency programs). People with bacterial meningitis are best treated in facilities with an intensive care unit and Infectious Disease specialists. Best wishes. ...Read more
Sorry...: Sorry to hear you've been ill with a serious illness. I hope things are going well. Do you have a question we can help you with?? ...Read more
Numbers/pattern: In any meningitis you expect to see white blood cells. With viral they are relatively few and mostly lymphocytes. With bacterial you see lots, to the point the usually watery clear CSF can look like milk, and the WBC's are mostly polymorphonuclear cells. Bacteria eat the glucose so the value is low, viruses do not so it stays normal. With bacterial you can see them with stains, virus, not. ...Read more
My girlfriend had bacterial meningitis about 6 weeks ago. Is it safe for us to resume sexual activities now?
Yes: As long as she is better.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can bacterial meningitis cause an irregular heartbeat? What does this mean especially if the pt. Has no history of this?
All automatic organs are regulated by the brain, this (cardiorespiratory centers)are located in the lower part of the brain.
Its known as the brain stem.
, meningitis cause inflammation and swelling and secondary irregular cardiopulmonary rhythms. Those changes are reversible when the infection is under control.
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Yes: If he is going to college, camp, the armed services or any other group setting, he is in a high risk group and should have a booster. ...Read more
Meningismus: Is a sign of meningitis. One has an inability to flex the neck forward due to pain and muscle guarding or a tendency to raise up the head when the legs are lifted while reclining. If the pain is experienced while moving the head to the side or back it is probably not due to meningitis. ...Read more
Baby head is burning hot, but forehead n body pretty cool could this be bacterial meningitis, and he consantly hits himself in the head and bangs his?
More info needed: If you want us to render a diagnosis we at least have to have a temperature to go on. Touch and feel temperatures are meaningless. ...Read more
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